Taylor Justin Williams
1989 - 2016
Putnam - Taylor Justin Williams, 26, was tragically killed on Sunday, August 14, 2016 in Kingsland, GA. Taylor was born November 6, 1989 in Putnam, CT. He attended Brooklyn public schools and Woodstock Academy. He graduated from, Haines City High School in Florida in 2007.
Taylor thrived in athletics and had a passion for life, a love of adventure, and a strong desire to help others. He was an EMT/firefighter at East Brooklyn Fire Department. He received a Heroism Award after rushing into a burning building to carry a man to safety. Referred to by his Army brothers as "Doc Williams," Taylor was a veteran of the U.S. Army, honorably serving two tours of duty in Afghanistan as a medic. Eager to follow in the footsteps of his mother and stepfather, Taylor hoped to one day be a physician's assistant. Taylor was a compassionate friend and family member who always had time for others. Taylor enjoyed fishing, hunting, mudding, and carpentry.
Taylor is survived by his mother, Nichole Flannery Williams and fiancé, Terry Baksh of Brooklyn, CT; father and stepmother Stuart and Tina Williams of St. Marys, GA; his brother Troy Stuart Williams of Kingsland, GA; his grandparents Donna and Richard Ratelle and Douglas and Rita Flannery of Danielson, CT; uncles and aunts including Barbara Healey, Debra Morrison, Douglas Flannery and Ryan Ratelle.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at Westfield Congregational Church (210 Main Street, Danielson, CT) starting promptly at 3 pm. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in memory of SPC Taylor Justin Williams, Army Medic, to www.pawsandstripes.org, a nonprofit organization providing service dogs for wounded military veterans with PTSD - "not all wounds are visible."
Published by Norwich Bulletin on Aug. 28, 2016.
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210 Main Street, Danielson, CT
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Its been 3 years since this terrible tragedy, something I will never forget. Helping Niki through this was the hardest thing to witness. Keep your family close and love them with everything you have, you never know.
Miss and love you Taylor, always in our hearts.
Auntie Barbara, uncle Ken,
Shane and Shawn
Barbara Healey
August 11, 2019
Dear Dr. Baksh & family, Our condolences on your tragic loss of Taylor. He sounds like he was an example of all that is good in the world. You are in our thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort in your time of deep grief. Sincerely, Sharon & Mitch Geer
September 9, 2016
I have some great memories of Taylor. He was usually one of the first ones to greet me when I would stop by the family's home to visit. He always seemed to be in the center of the activity - not always because he put himself in the middle, but simply because people enjoyed his company. Always quick with humor, he would often burst into the room and pretend he could sing a certain song or act out a scene.....but never stuck around long enough to hear the critiques!! ;) What I remember most is his young voice lovingly egging on his Meme. He had mastered the art of being a jokester, then laughing it off and throwing his arm around the people around him. I saw it often with his Meme and his Mom, and it always made me smile. Still does. You are sorely missed, Taylor.
September 8, 2016
Nichole and family,
My heart aches for you all. This terrible tragedy is something no family should face. I remember Taylor and I exchanged a few messages prior to his first deployment and he asked me to "take care of mom"-- he loved you dearly Nichole. He served this country proudly and accomplished wonderful things. I know you'll all miss him every day for the rest of your lives. May God be with you all during this very difficult time. Taylor - you deeply, deeply missed. Rest well!
With Deepest Symapthy,
Jo Friese
September 8, 2016
My heart broke when I heard the news today. Taylor, you have always been a student that had a special place in my heart. I remember that little blonde hair blue-eyed boy that had a lot of energy in 6th grade. It made my day when you came to visit years later and you were so proud of your accomplishments....I hope you knew how proud I was of you too. You had become such a lovely young man with so much to offer. I always knew you would do something to help people. No words can express how truly proud I am to hear of all the wonderful accomplishments that you have done in your life. It was my pleasure to have known you!!! Thank you for your service to our country. It is evident that you have touched so many lives and we are all so lucky to have had you in our lives. May you be up in Heaven proud of everything that you have done and the person that you have become. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God bless you all.
Enrica Desabota
September 2, 2016
Tay, you were taken from this world way too soon. Your laugh would catch the attention of everyone in the room. You were one of the bravest men I know, but you still had that little kid laugh none of us will ever forget. You could put a smile on anyone's face, just by showing them yours. Our memories, laughs, and good times with you are ones we will never forget. We've all been coming together and helping everyone get though this rough time. Rest easy Taylor. Love ya.
Aissa Morrison
September 2, 2016
Nichole and family, We would like to extend to you and your family our sincerest heartfelt sympathy in the loss of Taylor, words cannot express the sadness we feel, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May our Lord comfort you and your loved ones during this difficult time.
The Peloquin Family
September 1, 2016
Taylor give your Mamma a sign of Peace!! Sadly said my only memory of you was mom & dad getting married and me holding you as a baby at the "Cutlers house" & of course I saw you a few times as you were a little tiger but as we all grow and start our families sometimes we sadly get seperated but I will be here always for Mom for sure:-) That's a promise!! So from the "Cutler's" Cheryl, Russ, Amy, Dena, Russ Jr, & me Brandy & my Family, we're all sending our Love & Hugs to you Daily!!!
Brandy Bouvier
August 31, 2016
My heartfelt condolences to the Parents and Fiancé of Taylor.....I never met your beloved, yet I am sincerely saddened and heartbroken for you to read about their passing. I'm sorry the world lost another amazing person. Please let the Promises of Our Heavenly Father sustain you through this unimaginable difficult time and comfort you until you greet Taylor again....
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
August 31, 2016
Where to begin? You were such a light in our lives and the loss and sadness we feel is undeniable. Meme and Pepe loved you so much. We will miss your calls and visits, your humor, funny voices and your smile.
This is all so unfair - we should have had you for many more years.
We are so proud of the man you became and have taken some comfort in hearing all the stories from friends you have helped and touched.
Our family will never be the same without you. We miss you so much already. We will never forget you. Rest in Peace.
Love you to the moon and back. ♥♥
Love Meme and Pepe ♥
Donna and Richard Ratelle
August 30, 2016
Barbara Healey
August 30, 2016
My Condolences goes out to Ms. Williams and family. Taylor was a kind and respectable man. He will be missed. Thank you for sharing your son with us. RIP Taylor and Thank you for your service to our country.
Wanda Simmons
August 30, 2016
Nichole,Donna,Rick and family. I am so sorry for your loss. Such a tragic loss for a beautiful person. I know he is up in heaven looking down on all of you helping you all get through this. Rest in peace Taylor.You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Love Aunt Linda Ratelle and family (Joe,Bill,Tom)
Aunt Linda Ratelle
August 30, 2016
Time of unforeseen occurrences befall us all, so may the family and friends keep themselves in Gods love at this time of great sorrow. Jude 21...JJ, ATL
August 30, 2016
Nichole, Terry, Doug & Rita, We are so so sorry for your loss.
Brian & Barbara Shenko
August 30, 2016

After all we've been through the past few weeks, I still can't believe you're gone. You left way too soon and I will never understand why. I'm so glad we got to see each other this past 4th of July. I'm still waiting for you to come visit in NYC like we always talked about - we would have had a blast! We are all so proud of the man you became. You would be proud of how our entire family is coming together to honor you. Meme even went to Georgia to visit you. Our family will never be the same. We will always remember you, your smile, your sense of humor, your laugh. We miss you, buddy.


Uncle Ryan
August 30, 2016
You will be missed Taylor. We are so glad you met our children, and developed a relationship with each of them. On your latest trip home, you were funny, kind, and happy. THAT is how you will be remembered, and we will hold you in our hearts forever.
Love, Shawn, Katie, Madison, and Landon
Shawn Healey
August 29, 2016
Nicole Donna and family I am so sorry for your loss. I am glad I got the privelage to watch Taylor when he was that adorable baby blue eyed little boy. And by all the stories I have seen he turned into an amazing man with a beautiful heart. Rest in peace Taylor. Xoxo
Bethany Outtrim
August 29, 2016
Gonna miss the crap out of you Doc. Thanks for everything and all your hard work and effort in Afghanistan to make sure we all were safe!! I speak for all of your battle buddies when I say we'll see you again!!!
Sgt Monique Major
August 29, 2016
I am so sorry for your terrible loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I wish you peace in the days to come.
Lisa Foss
August 29, 2016
Taylor you have gone away too soon. The memories we have of you with your cousins Shane and Shawn are forever in our hearts. We were so proud of the handsome and loving person you became. Always helping others. We will take care of mom for you. We have all come together to get through this. RIP Taylor. We love you always.
Auntie Barbara and Uncle Kenny
August 29, 2016
So sorry for the loss of your precious son. May God give you the peace necessary to get through this most difficult time. Take comfort in knowing you raised a true American hero, as he served his community and country selflessly. God bless you, Taylor's family and all who loved him.
Another grieving Mother
August 29, 2016
August 29, 2016
We miss you so much Taylor!
Rest In Peace dear friend!
Kayla and Bradley LaField
August 28, 2016
We will miss you so much Taylor! It's so hard to believe we will never see those beautiful blue eyes again or enjoy laughing at your humor you had with so many of us. All we have are memories now and it's not fair! You were a wonderful person and we will always remember the handsome, hardworking,loyal and loving nephew you were. until we meet again Tay❤Forever Remembered and NEVER FORGOTTEN! LOVE,Auntie Debbie and Uncle Kevin
Debra Morrison
August 28, 2016
SPC TAYLOR thank you for serving out country. To Nicole and family I am sorry for your loss. Your son was an amazing young man.
RIP Taylor
Ednique Bouey
August 28, 2016
Our sincere condolences. Taylor was a great person and a great medic, He is truly missed.
The team, 157 CSSB Combat Medics, Bagram AB, 2013
Mark Baldwin
August 28, 2016
I'll never forget you doc! From the first time we met we became brothers and you were always by my side through thick and thin on a motorcycle. You taught me selflessness in the short time I knew you. I love you and will always remember you
Cory Arabie
August 28, 2016
Auntie Debbie
August 28, 2016
Taylor you were such a wonderful person. We will miss you so much ! The family won't be the same without you❤so sad to think we won't see those beautiful blue eyes and laugh at your funny sense of humor anymore. All we have is memories now and we will hold them close to our hearts❤love and miss you so much, Auntie Debbie and uncle Kevin
Debra Morrison
August 28, 2016
Taylor you were an amazing person and loved by so many people. I'm glad to call you my cousin, and I am proud of the person you were.❤ You have made so many great accomplishments. I love you Taylor. May you rest in peace.
Hannah Morrison
August 28, 2016
to the family of Taylor Williams I'm so sorry for your loss he was such a sweet loving person . May god be with you through this painful time praying for you love taylor sievers
Taylor Sievers
August 28, 2016
My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.May you have the love and strength of your family and friends to help you through this.Your son was a brave man.He defended his country .He was a true hero.Thank you for serving your country I hope you rest in peace Taylor Justin Williams.Heaven just received a angel!
Laurie Novak
August 28, 2016
Nicole and Family...My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.. RIP... Thank you for serving for our country...
Wendy Winslow
August 28, 2016
I love you brother, rest well -pete
August 28, 2016
RIP Taylor..Thank you for your dedication and service to our Country. Fly with the Angels and be at peace.❤
Heather and Tim Daley
August 28, 2016
I miss and love you boo. Everytime I seen you, you were smiling and joking and so full of laughter, life, and happiness. You always took the time to help people, see you in Valhalla. Love you long time! I'll miss you every day and think of you everytime an angry orchard is opened! <3
Cristina Holstein
August 28, 2016
Donna, Rick and Family,
I am so sorry for the loss of Taylor. No words will ever be enough. Just know you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this time.
Linda Currier-Paiva
August 28, 2016
I'm so sorry for your loss. He was such a sweet kind soul, that will never be forgotten.
Taylor Smith
August 28, 2016
Taylor, you're my first born. This is the most difficult time of my entire life. Not sure I'll ever recover from the loss of your presence in my life. I would do anything to get you back. I hope you are dancing in the sky. I pray you are at peace . I love you my sweet son. #JusticeForTaylorWilliams I will always mourn you. Xo
Nichole Williams
August 28, 2016
I am a coworker of Taylor's grandmother Rita expressing my sincere condolences over your loss. Our prayer is for serenity for the entire family over your loss of such a young and vital man who had his full life ahead of him. May you find comfort in the joy he brought to your lives.
Fran Boulay
August 19, 2016
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