Lola Taylor
1957 - 2017
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Lola Denise Taylor nee Jones was born on October 26, 1957. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1975 and attended Ball State University. She spent 32 years in GCSC. She leaves to cherish her memory her devoted husband of 38 years, Lamont Taylor Sr.; loving father, Marvin (Pat) Jones Jr.; caring children, Mariel Chambers and Lamont C. Taylor Jr.; sisters Jacqueline Moore, Mabel (Joseph) Turner, Estelle Moore, Barbara (Eric) Dahl, Erica (Ogbonna) Williamson; brother, Andre (Cheri) Moore; grandchildren; Eugene, Jaden, Clarke, Aubrey, a host of loving uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbors, students, and friends in Christ. Visitation will be Friday, November 3rd from 12:00 - 8:00 pm, Ivy Beyond the Wall Ceremony 6:00 pm, Family Hour from 6:30 - 8:00 pm at First Church of God 134 E. 43rd Ave. Gary, IN. Celebration of Life service will be Saturday, November 4th at 11:00 am at First Church of God. Interment Evergreen Cemetery.

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Published in Post-Tribune from Nov. 1 to Nov. 2, 2017.
12:00 - 08:00 PM
Calling hours
06:30 - 08:00 PM
Celebration of Life
11:00 AM
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51 entries
October 21, 2019
Missing you .God works in mysterious ways his wonders to perform. You were the strength for us all. We are better people because of you.RIP
Mary Ann Canty Reedus
January 20, 2018
Rest In Peace, Mrs. Taylor. I enjoyed working with you. You had a lasting impact on me with your words of wisdom and praise. Your glowing, radiant presence and positive attitude uplifted those around you. I think of you often...
Caroline Hric
November 7, 2017
It was a pleasure working with Lola.
There was never a dull moment. May God comfort and bless you in the days ahead.

Jeannie Greer
Canyon Country, CA.
November 5, 2017
As the day continues and life moves forward, your presents in my life and many others provided us with a purposeful past to aid our success in the future.

Your spirit will continue to move through the souls that live on. You allowed God to use your hands to share the importance of unconditional love to all of those you came in contact with.

You gave some of the best hugs, always willing to let others call your home their own, not only provided words of wisdom but a helping hand, and so much more. You graced many with your presents, such a sweet woman you were, and that made life enjoyable. Teaching the importance of being grateful at all times and knowing your journey is made for you to handle, get through, and be victorious while being a blessing to someone other than yourself.

You were a true blessing, and I am forever grateful. However, this is not a sad occasion. It is a celebration of a life well lived. Now you gain the best gift of them all, Angel wings.

May Heavens' warrior celebrate your coming and may you forever live in PEACE in the presents of the Lord. Job well done, Job well done Lola Denise Jones Taylor, my professor.

Ms.Taylor, you'll be missed here in the present, but your life lessons, laughter, and love will allow our hearts to smile until we meet again.
Amber Irvin
November 4, 2017
May the love of God keep you during this difficult time. Lola was a long time colleague, and a spiritual God fearing sister in Christ. Her words of encouragement and sunshiny disposition will forever be etched in my mind. God bless the entire family.
Gloria and Arthur Terry
November 4, 2017
To the Taylor and Moore family,
We will be with you in spirit for Lolas home going service.
May God give you all the grace to carry on in the coming days.
You have our deepest sympathy.
Loretta and Claude Mitchell Oliver
November 4, 2017
To Lamont, Sr. and Family: May the precious memories and legacy of Lola dwell in your hearts forever. We are praying for God's intervention of love, peace, and strength upon each of you during this difficult time. You will find comfort in knowing that she touched so many lives, including ours, and she will truly be missed.
Alyne and the Dawson Family
November 3, 2017
Lola was a joy and delight. She was always pleasant and kind to me. And she left earth a better place, because she was here in it. May God's Holy Spirit comfort her family, and those who knew and loved her.
Annette Brooks (Berry)
November 3, 2017
To Lamont Sr, Mariel, Lamont Jr & Family, Lola's love of God, family and life is expressed in the legacy she leaves with all of you and the many lives she touched. Larry JR and I thank you for sharing Lola with us. We shall never forget the prayers, encouragement and support during wavering times. May you Rest In Peace..
Mama Pam, Larry Jr & Family Psalms 126:5 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
November 3, 2017
To the Taylor Family,
Sending my heartfelt condolences to the entire family and friends. Another ANGEL (and that she is) has her wings. I'm so grateful for the opportunity to meet her when she was with the Gary Community School Corporation. Lola always greeted you with a smile and helped out with whatever you needed, even if you just needed an ear. Lola's happy spirits will truly be missed but NEVER forgotten. Hold onto all those precious memories.
Yana and Michael Mays and Family
November 3, 2017
I remember Lola as a sweet caring spirit. May you Rest In Peace childhood friend and classmate. Praying for the family.
Deborah Walls Abram
November 3, 2017
Lola "Denise Jones" Taylor on Pierce St April 1976❤
Carol Fontleroy
November 3, 2017
To the family of Lola "Denise Jones" Taylor, it was shocking and very saddening to hear of Denise's passing. Know that I am praying for you all. Rest well birthday twin!❤
Carol Fontleroy
November 3, 2017
My condolences to the Taylor Family. May God continue to be with you in this trying time.
Karen Johnson
November 3, 2017
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
November 3, 2017
To the Family of Lola Taylor
A colleague and a friend....that was Lola. A lady with a beautiful smile now STANDS AT THE RIGHT HAND OF THE THRONE OF GRACE. She's home with our FATHER, JESUS CHRIST, SON OF THE LIVING GOD! Please accept our sincere condolences, prayers, and heartfelt thoughts during this time.
Aurelia and Gregory Weaver
November 3, 2017
My Condolences to The Taylor Family. Mrs. Taylor will be truly missed.

Ella S.
Ella Alston-Shabazz
November 3, 2017
My deepest sympathies for your loss, May the God of all comfort bring your family peace . Romans 12:12
November 2, 2017
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
November 2, 2017
Mrs. Taylor was a wonderful person, and I feel privileged to have known her. I know she will be missed deeply.

Please accept my condolences!
November 2, 2017
Another light in my life has been extinguished and the days ahead will certainly be a bit dimmer. Yet I take solace in the knowledge that this is God's will and she will still burn brightly in our hearts and minds forever! It was a joy to know such a lady and though she is physically gone, her memories will fill the emptiness and bring its full measure of joy in her absence!

God bless the Taylor family and I pray you all peace!
Ulysses Foreman
November 2, 2017
My deepest condolences to the family of Mrs.Taylor.I had the pleasure of mrs.Taylor teaching me at pulaski. She was very kind and sweet.When I needed to talk .She was always there to listen to me.She had a beautiful soul about her.She was always cheerful and if you got out of line.She didn't play. I'm sorry for the loss of this wonderful spirit.We'll Mrs.Taylor I know you are probably in heaven teaching the little angels.I love you and will never ever forget you. You had a impact on my life and others as well.
charisse cash
November 2, 2017
My condolences to you and your family may God humbly continue to bless you all. Sis Rena (FCOGCLC )
November 2, 2017
Absent from the body, but in the presence of the Lord. Lamont Vernon and Carlita are thinking of you and praying for you and your family during this hour. May God be with you and your family always.
Carlita Echols
November 2, 2017
Dear Mr. Lamont Taylor and family I was so sorry and sad to read about the passing of my junior high and high school classmate. I remember Lola as always being joyful
and kind with a sweet spirit. I pray God brings each of you comfort and understanding during this sorrowful season.

Jacquelyn Hamer
Roosevelt class of 1975
November 2, 2017
Lamont, Mariel and Lamont, Jr.,

You have our heartfelt condolences in the transition of your Beloved Wife and Mother, Lola. May the fond memories help sustain you in the months to come.

Yours in Christ,
Jimmie and Daisy Curtis of Gary & Michele Renee Curtis of Indianapols
November 2, 2017
November 2, 2017
God bless the Lola Taylor Family.
I knew Lola as a member of the Moore Family, a confidante,and an administrator.
Thank you Jesus for comfort and peace to her family, and blessings to her soul.
Rosa Askew
November 2, 2017
My heartfelt condolences to the family. I am one of the many students Mrs.Taylor touched and left a lasting impression. We had plans for her to come by classroom in Huntsville to see everything, so she knew that her teaching wasn't in vain (LoL). I thank God for her spirit, love, compassion, and encouragement I will never forget but hold onto forever. One thing to rejoice in is that she LOVED the LORD and her FAMILY ( she talked about you guys so much, but the grandkids where the apple of her eye). Praying for your strength and understanding.

In Love,

Darrell Thornton
Darrell Thornton
November 1, 2017
To the family of Lola Taylor... I am so sorry to hear of Lola's passing. We worked together at Spaulding School for many years. She was very personable and always kept a lovely smile. May God bless you and keep you.
Natalie Stewart
November 1, 2017
Extending heart felt expression of sympathy to the Taylor family as you celebrate the life of your dear, Lola. I had the pleasant of working with her at Lew Wallace High School in Gary. She was such joy to greet each day. When I first met her it was like I had known her all of my life. She was just that warm, friendly, and engaging. Her interaction with others made her easy to love.

May God comfort the family during this challenging time and grant her peace. She will be missed forever.
Annie Miles
November 1, 2017
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Kimberly Clemons
November 1, 2017
To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. God took his angel home but we will forever hold her close in our hearts! My deepest sympathy to the family of Lola
Vivian Miller-Baker
November 1, 2017
Extending my deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences to the Taylor Family.
Yolanda & Rico Marrero
November 1, 2017
To the Jones and Taylor family my family's condolences. Lola we had some great times and laughter as classmate and friend RIH. Class of 75 loss another Angel. Lean on God for your direction of his Faith Wisdom and Grace. Blessings
Brenda Pickett
November 1, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Lamont Taylor Sr. And family.
Freddie and Dan Latham
November 1, 2017
My deepest sympathy to the Taylor family. Mrs Taylor was truly a beautiful person. I was truly blessed to know her. She was a blessing
to me. a real gem. rest in peace friend.

November 1, 2017
My Condolences to the Taylor family.
Lola always had a warm smile; she will be remembered by many. God has called an angel home.
Ellen Patton- Carter
Ellen Carter
November 1, 2017
"Mar", know that my prayers are with you and Clarke (my baby). Praying for your strength.
Arlene P Jones
November 1, 2017
Mariel, you and your family are in our continuous prayers. May the peace that comes from the memories of love shared comfort you all in the days ahead.
LaKia Brown-Durousseau
November 1, 2017
In times like this it's hard to find the strength to continue on. Just remember Lola was a strong God fearing woman and she's with our Heavenly Father and He does not make mistakes. My prayers and condolences are with the Taylor and Jones families. God Bless each and every one of you.
Beverly (Thornton) Adams
November 1, 2017
Prayers go out to the Taylor family and the Jones family I knew Lola for over 40 years we went to school together may God be with the family.
You will be miss the
Hannah family
Parks joe Hannah jr
November 1, 2017
My heart is in pain in the loss of a dear dear friend a bond that will never be broken I know that God never makes a mistake know that he care and will take care of you She was a gift form God to light up our lives and to spread the good new Please know that she loved you and we will see her again She fought a good fight and has finish the race and kept the faith now there is in store for her the crown of righteousness 2Tim.4:6 I'm here
Josie Martin
November 1, 2017
My heartfelt condolences to you, classmate Lamont and family on your loss. Lola was the sweetest person and classmate. May GOD comfort and strengthen the Taylor and Jones families.
Rayne Hill
November 1, 2017
Lola was one of my childhood friends. We had lots of fun in the neighborhood and school. She was a very loving and caring person. She will truly be missed. My prayers and condolences to the family.
Donna Shaw
November 1, 2017
in HIS Heavenly House there is only...ETERNAL PEACE...
my condolences, sympathies and prayers go out to
The Taylor Family.
Andre K. Scott • VELT'75 and BallState'80
November 1, 2017
Sorry to hear of the passing of my neighbor and family friend God has prepared a place for all of us who so ever believes in Him!! Marvin and Pat you're in our thoughts as the days seem long and to hard to get by but God will make it better by an by!!
Todd & Bridgett Cody
November 1, 2017
Praying for the family today and the days to come.
Look to the hills which come our help, all our help comes from God.
Dora (Wilson) Parson
October 27, 2017
Lamont, children, family and friends of Sister Lola. I extend our condolence to each of you. Mom was always a friend we appreciated and my heart can only say Lola filled gaps in so many lives. Somewhere God is using her to touch and inspire others , thank you all for sharing mom. Harold & family...
Harold Jones
October 27, 2017
Lola was one of God's angels,,Loved by everyone who knew her. GOD BLESS Lamont and family. I will miss her and her beautiful spirit will be in my heart forever. From myself and all of us at Gibsons Bbq.
Cheryl Walker
October 27, 2017
Condolences to the family of Lola she was a dear classmate and friend. Lord strengthen Lamont and family in this time of heart felt sorrow. " Blessed are they that mourn for they shall be comforted".
Krishna Dobbs
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