Winifred Taylor

LAKE WYLIE, S.C. - Winifred "Winnie" Patterson Taylor, 96, died Nov. 27, 2012, at Lake Wylie Assisted Living.

Mrs. Taylor was born Sept. 1, 1916, in Madison County, Ga., to the late Andrew Jackson and Mary Ann Meadow Patterson.

She was the widow of Fred Stewart Taylor Jr.

Survivors are her daughters, Janice Taylor Stafford of Lake Wylie, S.C. and Gayle Taylor Warren (Jerry) of Gastonia; brothers, Herschel Patterson, and June Patterson, all of Belmont; sisters, Sue P. Brandon of Austin, Texas and Polly Ruth P. Simmons of Colbert, Ga.; four grandchildren, Debra S. Lowder, Elaine S. Gentry, Dana W. Buckley, and Gregory T. Warren; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday at M.L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home, 4820 Charlotte Hwy, Lake Wylie, S.C with the Rev. Harry Bryant and Steve Myers officiating.

Interment will be in Gaston Memorial Park, Gastonia.

The family will receive friends one hour before the service at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Pine Grove Baptist Church, 5415 Highway 557, Lake Wylie, S.C. 29710.

M. L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home, Lake Wylie, SC is serving the family of Mrs. Taylor.

Condolences may be made online at

Published in Gaston Gazette on Nov. 28, 2012