Yvonne A. Taylor, Advance Woman of Achievement and founding member of Sandy Ground Historical Society, dies at 88
By Jessica Jones-Gorman | email@example.com
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Yvonne Ann Taylor, a seventh-generation descendent of Sandy Ground and founding member of its Historical Society, who was recognized as an Advance Woman of Achievement and honored by several national and local organizations for her community service, died on Monday, Nov. 21, at home surrounded by her family. She was 88.
Born Yvonne Ann Usry in the Sandy Ground section of Rossville, a descendant of one of the area’s original settlers, Taylor lived there until she married her husband Elmore in 1959. The couple, who met when they were both senior advisers to the Youth Council of the NAACP on Staten Island, were wed in the Rossville African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Zion Church, where Taylor remained a member until her death.