Taylor "Tay" FILORIMO
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FILORIMO, Taylor "Tay" Age 16 years, passed away peacefully with her loving family surrounding her on Wednesday, September 5, 2012. Taylor was preceded by her grandfather, Joe "Pap Pap" Filorimo. She is survived by her mother, Maria Coleman Filorimo; her father, J.D. Filorimo; her sister, Skylar Filorimo; grandparents, Debra "G" LeFever, Brian "Pa" LeFever, Joseph Michener, Shirley Michener and Mary Ann "Mammaw" Filorimo. Services for Taylor will be at Eleven O'clock the morning of Saturday, September 8, 2012 at St. Ignatius of Antioch Catholic Church. Taylor was a very beautiful and courageous young lady, that inspired people to be the best they could be.... Taylor's motto was "I will not let the fear of CANCER strike me out!" Pray 4 Tay. Once a Warrior, Always a Warrior. Friends are cordially invited to a visitation on Friday evening from Four O'clock until Eight O'clock at St. Ignatius of Antioch Catholic Church, 601 Bell Road, Nashville, TN and Saturday morning from Nine O'clock until the service begins at Eleven O'clock. In lieu of customary floral tributes, memorials may be made to "The Taylor Filorimo Trust" at any branch of SunTrust Bank.


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Published in The Tennessean on Sep. 7, 2012.
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July 9, 2013
Tay, I found our photo booth pictures last night while looking for my journal..It was right after I got done watching "My sisters keeper" and you already was on my mind. I stopped dead in tracks and tears started to fall...then all of sudden I remembered you telling me to always smile and I smiled at your beautiful smile in the picture! Babygirl, I miss you like crazy...every day I look at your picture that sits on my living room window seal wishing I could speck with you again and that I had more memories with you! I love and miss you dearly babygirl! Love always and forever, Aunt April!
april craven
July 6, 2013
Tali D.
June 11, 2013
Miss you everyday Tay. So glad I got to know you and be a part of your life, even it was for just three years.
Victoria Hart
January 14, 2013
Tay, I miss you so much. You taught me so many things. You taught me to never give up. To keep fighting. I'm going to try to live just like you did. You were a blessing in my life. You and your family are great people. I miss you all. Thank you for the impact you made on my life.
Trenton Short
January 11, 2013
Tay-I was not blessed to meet you while you were here on earth with us, but on d you sent to heaven I met you. How I wish I'd known the amazing strong young lady you were! I vowed when I heard your story that my 1 voice would be heard and so will continue with all your supporters family friends and loved ones to live out your dream. I wear your bracelet daily I ride with your logo on my car I got in tattoo in your honor and my fathers you will always be with me even if in human form we were strangers! I look forward to the day I meet you with our father in heaven till then it's LIVE4TAY!
Emily Hudson
January 10, 2013
My heart and prayers go out to you and your family, we will keep fighting back kidney cancer, there will never be enough words to express how sorry we are, flight high, be free!
December 7, 2012
Not a day goes by that I do not think about Tay!
Melissa Hallman
November 2, 2012
Pray for Tay and Live for Tay will always be in our hearts, she is a truly powerful and strong woman. My thoughts and Prayers go out to you.
Caitlin Krimblee
November 2, 2012
She is my inspiration. My thoughts and prayers will go out to you. "Live for Tay"
Taylor Frantz
October 20, 2012
Brenda Retterath
October 19, 2012
Tay, i have been thinking a lot about u lately. I have asked for a guide to get people's eyes open and make them aware to care. You are the reason i am on this mission so thank u! Thank u for helping me become a better person! Thank you for guideing me on my journey to make everyone aware! You Tay will always be a hero. God bless u!
lori walker
October 10, 2012
I miss you more and more each day sissy....I love you.
Sabrina Cannella
September 27, 2012
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Tim Hollimon
September 26, 2012
Everyday I'm trying to think of ways to raise childhood cancer awareness, && I need ideas, Ive posted fliers, posters, ads on fb. Tay was an inspiration to me, && because of her i finally completely discovered my purpose in life. Thank you Tay. I will find a way to make this as aware as breast cancer.
Sofia Brewington
September 22, 2012
LIVE 4 TAY...
Bobbi Jo...Donnie...Austin...Garrett et Derek
September 20, 2012
Love you Tay Tay!
Kathy Flynn
September 20, 2012
I did not get to meet this wonderful person, but I followed her through her mother's updates. Tay, you are an inspiration to everyone that knew you and knew of you. Your work will continue. May you rest in peace and may God comfort your family. Love to you Maria, Theresa, and family.
Elen Sanders
September 19, 2012
Keeping you all in my prayers
Tracyna Lowery
September 18, 2012
Heaven gained a beautiful strong angel on 9/5/12. Tay you will be missed by so many people! We will now Live 4 Tay and do everything we can to promote childhood cancer awareness! Thank you for showing us how to live without fear!
Heather McAtee
September 18, 2012
I miss you so much Tay!!
Love your, Aunt Tee

"LIVE 4 TAY"
Theresa Green
September 18, 2012
Always in my prayers!
September 16, 2012
We love you <3
Laura, Scott, Alyssa and Ashton Will
September 15, 2012
So sorry to hear of Tay's passing away. It must be so very hard for you and your family. Tay WAS a hero to us all and an INSPIRATION to help all of us with cancer to keep on keeping on and to fight with everything we have. She will NEVER be forgotten. May God continue to comfort you as you learn to "LIVE for TAY".
Cathie Willoughtby, Massachusetts
September 13, 2012
'Live for TayTay' I did not know her but she made an impact on tons of peoples lives. She may not be here on earth with us anymore but she is sure remembered. She is an inspiration to me because she need let having cancer bring her down, she was so strong! But she is resting in peace with no pain with god! (:
Caroline Clements
September 12, 2012
What a sweet girl, may God keep your family strong. The memories she has left her family will be comforting, continue to live happy and know she would have been happy if you did. Mom Dad & Sister, life continues be proud to have called her your own! God Bless you!
Cindy Rodriguez
September 12, 2012
Although we did not know Taylor, we have watched her struggle with cancer through her FB page. She had so many followers that prayed for her and wished her peace. The Rockvale Middle School Lady Ravens Basketball team followed her and really hoped she would be pain-free. She was a strong young woman that was cut down in the prime of her life. May her light shine brightly as an inspiration for many to follow for many many years.
Lori Domer
September 11, 2012
Tay is the biggest inspiration I've ever encountered in my whole life, & I know she's changed it forever. Even faced with death itself she continued to be selfless, courageous, and strong. Never for a minute did she ask for pity or feel sorry for herself. She spread smiles and love and rose awareness. She was a truly beautiful girl inside and out. I never got the chance to know her but I am so thankful that God blessed the world with her. Her family and friends are in my heart and in my prayers. I can't imagine how tragic it must be to lose such a person. But she lived a life of purpose even in 16 years and it is a noteworthy and noble life! I can't get over her story. I feel her in my heart. Mr. and Mrs. Filorimo should be extremely proud, because they raised an angel. I have learned so many things from watching Tay from her diagnosis to her passing, and I am eternally grateful. Rest in peace Taylor Brianne, and God bless her beautiful family!
Lydia Landrum
September 11, 2012
NOW THAT YOUR WORK IS FINISHED HERE SWEET GIRL, WE WHOM ARE LEFT HERE, WE HAVE MANY MEMORIES OF YOU, AND THEY ARE ALL GOOD, WHETHER WE KNEW YOU PERSONALLY, ( I DID NOT) OR NOT. I FOLLOWED YOUR JOURNEY AND ROOTED YOU ON AS IF YOU WERE YOUR OWN "TEAM TAY"! BUT, YOU WERE NEVER ALONE, AND YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. TERESA HYATT
September 11, 2012
you'll always be in our hearts taytay . Rest In Peace our angel .
Noureen Bakry
September 10, 2012
We miss yo uso much..I know you were with us tonight Tay!! Earlier we went to Mcknight Park and on the way out Luke Bryan's song was on "Drunk on you"..Then after we left the game his song " I don't want this night to end" I looked at Sky and Jax and said "I knew you were with us!!
Love,
Aunt Tee
Theresa Green
September 10, 2012
Taylor, you made a difference and you made your mark. We will continue your passion to raise awareness for childhood cancer. We miss you, we love you!
Uncle Chris
September 10, 2012
I did not know her personally, but i've followed her
story for almost 2 years and
I cant believe its over. She inspired me to wear gold not always pink. Rest in Peace Taylor Filorimo, fly high in heaven; cancer free <3 thank you for inspiring me.
Morgan C
September 10, 2012
This is being sent with lots of love from Greenville SC. Taylor was and still is an inspiration to all. We will work hard to Live for Tay and beat this. We love you all Maria. May God bless. Forever in our hearts.
Scott, Laura, Alyssa and Ashton Will
September 10, 2012
Prayers for your family. I'm so sorry for your loss . Taylor was a very strong girl she will be missed .
Nikkie Hart
September 10, 2012
Our hearts and minds are with you.
September 10, 2012
Today as things start to quiet down, your absence hangs heavily over our house.
Brian LeFever
September 10, 2012
Mary Ann
I'm so sorry for your lost.
Your long time teammate & friend
Wayne Owens
Wayne Owens
September 10, 2012
I have followed tays story and was touched by her courage love for life and always smiling I am so sorry for your loss but she is in heaven now with Jesus and pain free may God be with u and your family in this tragic time of need
shanna ausbrooks
September 10, 2012
I love you taytay
Taylor Filorimo
September 10, 2012
Taylor I am so sorry that this happened to you. Even though I never met you I know I'll miss you! All the way from England :') R.I.P
Jessie Richards
September 10, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss, what a beautiful child now in heaven. So many were touched by Tay, her legacy lives on.
MaryAnn, I am so sorry I was not here for you and was gone to see Wes graduate. Please know you are in my heart, as is your family. Love, Ruthie
September 10, 2012
Sending prayers from Morganfield, Kentucky!
Kyllie Jay &Michaela Butler
September 10, 2012
all my love toTay and her love ones may God wrap his loving arms around you as the loveones of Tay go thru this sad journey
becky goodpasture
September 10, 2012
Tay you were such a inspiration to so many, I pray your family and friends to find peace in this journey they now have to face without you. You may not be here but you will never be forgotten and always here in spirit! Rest In Peace beautiful girl! We will live 4 Tay!!!! xoxoxo
Dana Sholar
September 10, 2012
Mary Ann and Family we are so sorry for your loss. May God continue to be with you all. Brenda Heyward and Pamela Hawkins
Brenda Heyward
September 10, 2012
Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers. Thank you for inspiring all of us & sharing Tay's story. Such a beautiful girl, may Tay now rest in peace & have the time of her life with the angels.
Dawn and Omar Aguilar
September 10, 2012
Tay is a hero and a beautiful angel,I will always keep her in my heart and I will keep you all in my prayers.God bless
Pam Hatmaker
Pam Hatmaker
September 10, 2012
Isaiah 53-verse1-2 . So very sorry
christopher ash
September 10, 2012
J.D, Maria, and Sky my heart goes out to you. I wish I could have been with you during this hard time. Tay Tay, I love you and know I'll see you again.
Kathy Flynn
September 9, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Taylor will always live in our hearts. She faught for not only herself, but to make sure people are aware of childhood cancer. She is in the hands of the lord, but now we will still fight her fight to spread the word. Thank you to You and your your family for sharing Tay's journey. As you have said it's time to "Live 4 Tay". Thoughts and prayers to you all.
Heather,Chris, Hailey, Michael Krako
September 9, 2012
The Meltons
September 9, 2012
I am praying for this family and am truly sorry for your loss. God has another beautiful angel. God Bless You
September 9, 2012
so sorry for your loss Tay is out of pain and she will bemissed for sure. My family lost alot of loved ones and so young but she is flying hi in the sky thoughts and prayers for your family.
Jennifer
September 9, 2012
I never met Tay, but heard of her through twitter, so sorry for your loss, she is free of pain now and is helping out in heaven. Love Tanya, a cancer survivor. #Pray4Tay
Tanya Capeci
September 9, 2012
I am praying for Taylor's family and friends.
angela woodard
September 9, 2012
jennifer Borden
September 9, 2012
God Bless You Tay, for leaving a legacy that is beyond amazing. In your short time here, you gave a lifetime of inspiration to so many. My sister is in heaven with you, she passed from cancer too, and I hope you two meet. To me, u both seemed to b kindred spirits. I ask God to wrap his healing arms around all your family, friends & all those suffering from any illness. Thank you Taylor for letting us be a part of your amazing life. GOD BLESS TAY......LYNNE RUSSELL & son RHETT WILLIAMS
LYNNE RUSSELL
September 8, 2012
Taylor you're such a beautiful young lady and inspiration to others. I only had the pleasure of meeting you once several months ago when your dad brought you work to meet us. Your smile never left your sweet face even though on the inside you were fighting such a hard battle. I'm glad your pain is gone. Your parents are lucky to have such a strong guardian angel.
Tracy Gray
September 8, 2012
Taylor is such a beautiful strong girl, she lived a happy life, and she will always be in my prayers, her friends, and her family. Taylor is just amazing<3 Praying for your family, god bless
Dani Leona
September 8, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Rest in peace beautiful Tay.
Mersida Kurti
September 8, 2012
My thoughts & prayers are with you & My heart goes out to you during this difficult time.
Beth Moore
September 8, 2012
Glenda Dawson
September 8, 2012
Taylor will always be in our thoughts & prayers forever...she was truly a very strong, beautiful young lady who was taken away from her family & friends way before her time..God bless the family..
Elizabeth Murphy
September 8, 2012
May tay be with all the angels in heaven. May she r.i.p.
rita ryan
September 8, 2012
Praying for Tay's family and friends. All I know to say is that I am so sorry. You were blessed to have her in your life!! We will all now Live4Tay!!!
Brandi Beach
September 8, 2012
You know that Tay is in tender loving care of our Lord now.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all left behind.
Ruth Allison
September 8, 2012
Our prayers are with you!
Sue and Noah
September 8, 2012
I am truely sorry for your loss.I never met Tay but she seems like an awesome daughter who is very loved and now shes flying and her body is not in pain anymore.She is happy looking down seeing what a great job she did here on earth..God be with ur family...
Michelle Ramsour
September 8, 2012
sorry for the lost of your daughter god will keep her safe tell you she her again...
torrie b
September 8, 2012
my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.....
Live4Tay
Denise Richards
September 8, 2012
OUR HEARTS GO OUT TO YOUR FAMILY AT THIS VERY SAD TIME...WE WILL CONTINUE TO LIVE FOR TAY..... WE LOVE YOU AND WE WILL ALWAY HAVE YOU IN OUR PRAYERS....
XOXO
HOPE & HEATHER DUCHESNEY
September 8, 2012
Mary Ann, I did not know your precious granddaughter but I shed tears for her passing. I know that you loved her so much and just because she passed your love will not pass. Keep her memories in your heart always. Your friend and ex-coworker, Olivia Holley
Olivia Holley
September 8, 2012
my prayers for the family left behind.
A. R.
September 8, 2012
Love and hugs and lots of prayers from Denmark!!
RIP sweet Tay!!
Dorte Steenhold
September 8, 2012
May god bless you and your family... god has received another angel..
September 8, 2012
The Whitnack family's thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you celebrate Tay's life today. Thank you Tay for reminding us what is important in this life and for building so much awareness. We will continue to Pray4Tay and your family and we will do our best to live up to the example that you set for us as we Live4Tay!
Matt Whitnack
September 8, 2012
Although we never met, I have followed your progress and donated for wrist bands and bumper stickers, of which I would proudly explain your courageous fight to anyone who would ask about it. God has another special Angel with him now. May God Bless each of you in this difficult time.
Wolf Boehm
September 8, 2012
I am so sorry for you loss and I know it hurts, but she has the wings of an Angel now and she is not in anymore pain. She was so young to be taken into Heavan. But, you know she is there. My thoghts and prayers are with all of you and hope that yall remember that she is now watching over you as all of you have done for the 16 years that she was with you.
Bill Tyrrell
Bill Tyrrell
September 8, 2012
Taylor you were an amazing friend. I miss you so much. You were loved by many especially me.
Victoria T
September 8, 2012
TAY, I WILL MISS SEEING YOU AROUND THE POND AND IN THE CORNER....A BEAUTIFUL YOUNG LADY YOU WERE AND NOW YOU ARE A BEAUTIFUL ANGEL.....ALL MY FILORMIO FAMILY------------MY DEEPEST, DEEPEST SYMPATHY IS SENT YOUR WAY.....I LOVE ALL OF YOU WITH ALL MY HEART....WISH I COULD HAVE BEEN THERE WITH YOU........
ANN FOWLER
September 8, 2012
Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.. surely she is at peace.
God has taken one special girl.
September 8, 2012
Rest in peace Tay.
amber cleveland
September 7, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss. God has a beautiful Angel with him. Tay was a real trooper and will be missed by so many. She was such an inspiration. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this very difficult time. God Bless each of you.
Shirley Lewis
September 7, 2012
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers
Christina Webb
September 7, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! RIP Tay and may the angels hold you in their arms and comfort you.
Sharon Viles(Knoxville, TN)
September 7, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss. I have been following Taylor on facebook and always thought she was a brave young lady and everyone who followed Taylor will remember her always. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.
Marcia Jackson
September 7, 2012
My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family!
Tammy Gunter
September 7, 2012
Thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time...God Bless you.
Leanne Edelhofer
September 7, 2012
Prayers to you all at this very challenging time. May God bless you and give you strength. Hugs from my family in Huntland Tn. LIVE 4 Tay!
Jennifer Harrison
September 7, 2012
Tay you thought me so much! I have and will always have you in my heart. I am so sad to see you are no longer here on this earth but I know u are shinning down on us with that beautiful smile u have. Fly free of pain and know your work will never be forgotten. We once pray 4 Tay now we will live 4 Tay.
Lori walker
September 7, 2012
My girls wearing thier Pray for Tay shirts!!
September 7, 2012
Praying for y'all during this sad time, she is free from all pain now, and I'm sure playing softball up in heaven!
Ashley Smith
September 7, 2012
I had not heard of Tay until a few days ago, when a dear friend informed me of her struggle and her spirit. My heart and prayers go out to her family and those who were fortunate enough to have this young girl in their lives. Peace be with you, Tay.
Tom Gilleland
September 7, 2012
"I like to believe that when we lose someone close to us they still live through us and give us strength. The time we have spent with those we've lost makes them part of us."
Our Prayers and thoughts go out to you & your family. LIVE FOR TAY
Thomas & Debra Robertson
September 7, 2012
God bless your whole family, you were such a sweet girl. Im really sorry I couldn't make it tonight. My prayers stay with your whole family.
Max Thompson
September 7, 2012
May God surround you with peace and comfort you today and the days ahead. Know that sweet Tay is resting peacefully and you will join her again one day.
Traci Cooper
September 7, 2012
No more pain. Thank you for sharing your struggles with childhood cancer. So much bravery from one family. May God bless and assist each of you while healing and adjusting to life without Tay.
Kim S
September 7, 2012
Big Charlies Fan Club... Live for Tay!!!
Myra Robertson
September 7, 2012
My girls in their shirts.
Tay has been a role model for my two small children. They are proud to wear their Pray for Tay tshirts and arm bands. Tay will always have a place in our hearts.

*Myra Robertson's daughter*
Kristi Covington
September 7, 2012
Taylor, I didn't know you but I followed your story on fb!! You were a brave, BEAUTIFUL, and strong young lady that fought hard!! I am a mother of a 12 year old daughter and I pray for you family as they mourn your passing but celebrate your life and rejoice that you are resting peacefully with God!!!
Wendy Stewart
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