Anna Taylor King

September 26, 2018

CHARLOTTE - Anna Taylor King, 20, of Charlotte, passed away on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 after a long, brave battle with infantile Batten disease.

Taylor attended Myers Park Traditional School, The Fletcher School and Providence High School in Charlotte. She loved music, dancing, princess movies and snuggling with her dog, Sunny. Her favorite colors were purple and pink. She learned to read and write braille, participated in school talent shows and ran two 5K races with Girls on the Run after losing her vision. She lived her life with courage and joy despite facing considerable challenges. Her strength and perseverance inspired countless people around the world.

Taylor is survived by her parents, Sharon and Jim King of Charlotte, sister and brother-in-law, Laura and John Edwards of Fort Mill, her precious nephew, Jack Edwards of Fort Mill, brother and sister-in-law, Stephen and Jessica King of Fort Mill, and grandfather, Jerry Jones of Greensboro. She is also survived by special aunts, uncles, cousins and other extended family. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Margaret and Parks King, Jr., of Charlotte, and Kathryn Jones, of Greensboro.

A service to celebrate Taylor’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 5, 2018 at First Presbyterian Church, 200 West Trade Street, Charlotte.  The family will receive friends following the service at the church.

Memorials may be sent to Taylor’s Tale, 7804 Fairview Road, Box 135, Charlotte, NC 28226-4998, or made online at

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at


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  • joanne and michael marks

    We are so very sorry to hear about your loss. We loved seeing Taylor go up and down Colston Court. You are in our thoughts and Prayers.

    Joanne and Michael Marks

  • Dawn

    Sharon, Jim and family, my heart and prayers continue to be with you all. Thank you for trusting me to care for Taylor and welcoming me like I am family. T has a way of touching everyone’s heart and soul that is so beautiful. Not a day will go by that I won’t think of her beautiful smile and inspiring fight to enjoy life. I’ll never stop hearing her contagious heart warming laugh! Love to you all.

  • Dry McClelland Smith

    Taylor was an amazing young lady with amazing support and love. She is at total peace forever with her heavenly body and our Creator and Lord God❤️
    My sincere condolences to all??

  • amy blenk

    We have been following Taylor’s tale for several years and are so sad to hear of her passing. We will be praying for you all.

  • Wesley & Deborah Basore

    Our heartfelt condolences and love to the entire King family during this difficult time. If there is anything we can do, please let us know.

    The Basore's

  • Annette Honeycutt

    Jim & family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Taylor's passing. Her smile and courage are inspirational. Her life will leave an everlasting impact on so many. My prayers for comfort and peace are with you and your family. Know she is eternally healed and resting in the arms of Jesus!

  • Denise Hollifield

    Remembering sweet Taylor as a kind friend to our Claire at Myers Park Traditional ... and inspired by her courage, strength and tenacity. Prayers of comfort and peace to you all as you miss your precious girl. Know she walks with you always and loves you forever until you are reunited.

  • Augusta Ceneskie

    I am so sad to hear about Taylor's passing. I had the privilege of playing flute for both of her Batten's disease concerts at Ruggero's, and Taylor has been in my prayers. My thoughts and prayers are now with all of you. -Augusta

  • parvathy raman krishnan

    Our love, hugs, prayers and thoughts go out to all of you <3 Krishnans