COVID-19 Memoriam

In memoriam of child care providers lost to COVID-19

On this page the Division of Early Childhood pays homage to those early childhood community members who have passed away due to COVID-19. 

To submit a memoriam announcement email with Memoriam in the subject line.

Beatriz Cordero-Acea (Montgomery County) - Video Tribute





Cathy R. Evans (Prince George's County) - Obituary






Crystal Hardy Flowers (Baltimore City) - News Story




Danitza Simpson (Prince George's County) - News Story





Crystal Taylor passed away due to COVID on May 27, 2021.  

She started as a family provider in 2006 and then became a large family provider.  She inspired her children to enter the field of education and one daughter worked with her for years until she recently married and moved to Baltimore to work in the school system.  She has another daughter that also works in education.