Funeral service for Mrs. Carrie Taylor age 76 of Fayetteville, will be conducted Wednesday at 1 p.m. at St Paul AME Church. Burial will follow in Pleasant View Cemetery. Mrs. Taylor passed away Friday afternoon in St. Thomas Hospital.
Carrie Mae Taylor was born on February 29, 1936. After a long illness, she was called home on December 28, 2012 at St. Thomas Hospital; Nashville, TN with her family by her side. She was a life-long resident of Fayetteville Lincoln County and was educated in the county school system. She was born the sixth child of the late Claude and Laura Bell Gaunt Clanton. She was married to the late William Ray Taylor in 1951 and to this union a son, Anthony, was born.
Carrie Mae professed her love for Christ at an early age and was a faithful member of St. Paul AME Church.
Carrie Mae was employed for several years with Groce Provision Co. and later with Wal-Mart as a Department Manager until she was forced to retire to care from her husband.
Carrie Mae was proceeded in death by her parents, 5 brothers, Claude, Clarence, Howard, Melvin and Forrest, 2 sisters, Thelma and Helen Moorehead. She will forever be remembered by her devoted son, Anthony (Doris), treasured grandchildren, Christopher (Lori) Taylor, and Toni Taylor(Chauncey) Fitzgerald, beloved great-grandchildren, Alekzanndra, Chance and Shaleshea and great-great-grand-daughter, Shamiyah, caring brother-in-law, Billy (Linda) Taylor and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was affectionately called Mama Carrie by her grandkids and was deemed by them the best grandmother anyone could ask for. She never forgot a birthday and could be counted on to faithfully send a birthday card with a little piece of money in it. Carrie Mae loved to cook and was famous in the Taylor household for her boiled custard and white coconut cake. She was also an avid reader and drove her personal physician crazy with her medical acumen and knowledge of the latest medical techniques.
Visitation with the family will be Wednesday from 11 a.m. till time of service at St. Paul AME Church.
Higgins Funeral Home is assisting the family of Mrs. Carrie Taylor.
I was deeply saddened to hear about Mrs. Carrie Mae. I worked with her for several years at Wal-mart. She was a dear friend to me. May God be all in this time of sorrow.
Mr. and Mrs. Taylor I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Taylor, I never met your mother, but through Toni I felt like I knew her. Toni’s comments and reinactments of her grandmother leaves me with the impression that she was a funny and very caring person. I know she will be missed by all of you! We offer our deepest sympathy.
The Pollard Family
Mr & Mrs Anthony Taylor, Mr & Mrs Chauncey Fitzgerald
A Life that has made a difference in so many other lives will be well remembered. A Soul that has lifted up other souls and encouraged the climb will be well honored. A person who turned the spirit of God’s love into living action will be well revered. There is Love that will live forever, and there are memories that will shine through the sorrow.
May the wonderful memories of your Mother’s and Grandmother’s love be with you and comfort you at this time. With all our deepest sympathy.
Extremely sadden for your loss of not only a loved mother but your best friend. No son could have done more in providing and caring for your loved one. May god bless you and your family always in this time of sorrow. Ronnie McElroy and Famiy
My family and I would like to extend our deepest sympathies to you and your family at this most difficult time. Rev 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away.
Praying for the Taylor Family.
You have our deepest and most sincere condolences in the death of your mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, and aunt. We have walked the path that you are now taking. God is able and will put no more on you than you can bear. God can do anything but fail. Keep your hands in His hands and He will make everything comfortable for you. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. We love you all and may God continue to bless all of you.
Anthony, So Sorry to hear of Mrs. Carrie Mae’s passing. I’ll always remember how good she was to our McDonald Street Crew. Those were good times! You and your family will be remembered in my Prayers.
Lynda Croom and Family
Anthony and Doris,
We were deeply saddened to hear of your mother’s passing.
I know it must be so hard for you both. I pray for comfort and peace, knowing you took great care of your mother.
She is forever in your heart and the memories will be your comfort.
Anthony, I am so sorry to hear about your mother. Please know that my prayers are with you, Doris and your family during this time. May God be with you and help bring peace.
Mary Ann Marsh
To Anthony, Doris and Family,
So sorry to learn of your Mother’s passing. It is so hard to lose the one person that was always there for you. But please know you have been there for her also. She will always be credited for raising a great son. May your beautiful memories be a comfort to you during this difficult time. Let me know if I can help. Please know you are in my heart and in my prayers.
Peggy Bevels and Family