The funeral service will be conducted at 12:00 P.M., Friday, August 24, 2012 at the Andersonville National Cemetery Rostrum, Cemetery Drive, Andersonville, Georgia. Rev. Edward McKellar, pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church of Andersonville, will officiate. Burial will follow in the Andersonville National Cemetery with military honors.
Earnest Jerome Taylor was born February 16, 1958 in Oglethorpe, Macon County, Georgia to the late A.C. Taylor and Susie Williamson Taylor. At an early age, he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior and joined St. Paul A.M.E. Church of Oglethorpe, Georgia. He was a 1976 graduate of D.F. Douglass High School. In 1976, he also enlisted in the U.S. Army. After many years of dutiful service, he was honorably discharged. He settled in Phoenix, Arizona and worked as a tractor-trailer driver.
Survivors include three children, Olivia Taylor, Columbus, Georgia, Earnie Taylor, and Victoria Taylor, both of Phoenix, Arizona; siblings, Loretta Johnson, Charlie Taylor, both of Oglethorpe, Georgia, Arthur Taylor (Mary), Warren, Michigan, Edward Taylor (Rochelle), Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, Gwendolyn Rumph (George), Fort Valley, Georgia, Carolyn Williams (Don), Oglethorpe, Georgia, and Randy Taylor (Carolyn), Fort Valley, Georgia; aunt, Catherine Melvin, Andersonville, Georgia; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends, including devoted friends, Benny Fisher, Joe Smith, and Lee Roy Harris.
- SARA CLEMONS(Friday, August 31 12 01:25 am EDT)
LOVE IS STRONGER THAN DEATH EVEN THOUGH IT CAN'T STOP DEATH FROM HAPPENING,BUT NO MATTER HOW HARD DEATH TRIES IT CAN'T SEPARATE PEOPLE FROM LOVE.IT CAN'T TAKE AWAY OUR MEMORIES EITHER.MAY YOU FIND COMFORT IN JEHOVAH,[THE GOD OF ALL COMFORT] AND ALLOW HIM TO CARRY YOU THROUGH THIS DIFFICULT TIME.[2 CORINTHIANS 1:3-4]MY PRAYERS AND DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY
- Lisa P Hartage(Thursday, August 23 12 11:41 pm EDT)
To my cousins the Taylor family, our condolences goes out to you all, especially Nikki Taylor and the rest of your sibilings. We love you all and stay strong! Lisa Pina Hartage and family
- Robert BurksJr(Wednesday, August 22 12 01:50 pm EDT)
Jerome,was a dear friend of many years,that I never forgot about.As the family will miss him,so will I.Rest in peace my one time friend,JEROME TAYLOR.
- MELVYNA CURGIL(Wednesday, August 22 12 11:19 am EDT)
PRAYING FOR YOUR FAMILY IN TIMES LIKE THIS.
- gail rumph(Wednesday, August 22 12 01:37 am EDT)
I Gail Rumph, would just like to say to my family that you are in our prayers. Words can not express my feeling.