Thelma Taylor, who had been a hairdresser and then an aide to the sick and elderly, died Sunday of a respiratory illness at the Good Samaritan Hospital.
Services for Ms. Taylor, who was 74 and lived in the Waters Towers Apartments, will be held at 11:30 a.m. today at Waters A.M.E. Church, 417 Aisquith St.
She retired about 10 years ago after working for the Baltimore City Health Department helping the sick and elderly at their homes for about three years. Earlier, she owned Thelma's Beauty Salon on Gay Street.
The native of Raleigh, N.C., was raised in Baltimore and graduated from Dunbar High School. She was active in many groups at Waters A.M.E. Church.
Survivors include two nieces, Carol and Anne Taylor, and a foster brother, Joseph Hooper, all of Baltimore.