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On Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, Thomas Edward Taylor Sr., peacefully crossed over from time to eternity at 74 years of age.
Thomas was born to the late Allen and Elnora Spruill Taylor.
Thomas was joined in Holy matrimony to the late Mazel McPherson Taylor on Nov. 12, 1957. To this union six children were born.
Thomas was preceded in death by a son, Edward Wills; two sisters, Ruth T. Brown, Mattie T. Jackson; a brother, Ervin Taylor; three sisters-in-law, Lillian Mercer, Doris Roundtree, and Vanessa Hoskins. Continuing to remember and celebrate his life are his six children, Wanda Faye Smith (Dennis), Lynn Taylor Sawyer (Richard), Paula Taylor Price (Kenneth), Della Taylor Hicks (Timothy), Thomas Edward Taylor Jr. (Yuko), and Jacinta Rosetta Taylor; 12 grandchildren, Carlynn Lucas (Dwayne), Wanda Denise Reed (Joseph), Dennis Smith II (Carolyn), Daniel Smith, King Godwin, Malik Godwin, Kennethra Price, Hollie Price, Kevon Price, Davaye Butler-Taylor, Devin Butler-Taylor, and Mercedes Wills-Jackson; seven great-grandchildren, Ahriana, Jacobi, Jacob, Kaleb, Londynn, Kara, Atalya; one foster granddaughter, Trinity; one foster great-grandson, Joshua; three sisters, Lenora T. Spence, Evelyn T. Jackson, and Janet T. Brooks (James); one brother, Allen Taylor Jr. (Nora); six sisters-in-law, Marie Butts (Johnnie), Gladys Overton, Hattie Tyler, Iradene Lister, Gussie Bryant (Michael), Hollie Overton (Robert); two brothers-in-law, Glenwood Barrington (Jeanette), David McPherson Jr. (Gloria); a special "sister cousin", Andrea T. Combs (Hersey); a special "son cousin", Raymond Earl Butts Jr. (Teresa); two "family caregivers" Darriecia Griffin and Christopher Mock; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Remains rest at Robinson and Son Funeral Home, 1100 Southern Avenue, where viewing will be held today, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. A celebration of his life will be held at noon on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 at Elizabeth City State University, Mickey L. Burnim Fine Arts Center, 1704 Weeksville Road, Elizabeth City. Interment New Oak Grove Cemetery, Peartree Road, Elizabeth City.
With grateful hearts the family wishes to thank W.R. Winslow Memorial Home staff, The Edenton House staff, Waterbrooke Assisted Living staff, Eastern Carolina Cardiovascular staff, Dr. White, Dr. Wessel, Dr. Thwaites, and Dr. Garmen for their supportive caring expression given to us during the illness of our beloved father, grandfather, brother and uncle. May God continue to bless you. online condolences may be made to the family at www.robinsonfuneralandcremation.com.
A.C. Robinson & Son Funeral Home
1100 Southern Avenue
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
Published in The Daily Advance on Jan. 11, 2013