The funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Sunday, March 30,2014 at the Josh Gibson Center, 20 Gibson Way, Buena Vista, Georgia. Interment will follow at the Liberty Cemetery, Pineville Road, Buena Vista, Georgia. Pastor Anginette Coppins Damiani of Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church, Buena Vista, Georgia will officiate.
Mayola Ivory Taylor was born September 29, 1933 in Buena Vista, Marion County, Georgia to the late George “Son” Ivory and Mamie Walker Ivory. She was educated in the public school system of Marion County, Buena Vista, Georgia. Mayola was joined in Holy matrimony to Johnnie Lee Taylor, and in this union, they raised ten children. She is preceded in death by one son, Johnnie Lee Taylor, Jr., and seven siblings, Gertrude, Lizzie, Ruby, George, Lester, Will and Eugene.
Mayola was a member of Brown Chapel A.M.E. in Buena Vista, Georgia. While active in the church, Mayola served on the Usher Board Ministry as a Stewardess, Lay Organization Member, and Missionary. After many dedicated years of services as a Cook, she retired from the Marion Memorial Hospital Dietary Department. However, her love for blessing others with her cooking continued.
She leaves to cherish her memories a loving husband, Johnnie Lee Taylor, Sr.; devoted children, Mary Alice King, Buena Vista, Georgia, Bernice Harris (Andrew), Louvale, Georgia, Robert Taylor (Lynn), Arlington, Virginia, Georgia Taylor, Buena Vista, Georgia, Geraldine Thomas, Buena Vista, Georgia, James Taylor (Sylvia), Buena Vista, Georgia, Gwendolyn King (Johnny), Kathleen, Georgia, Freddie Taylor, Warner Robins, Georgia, and Millicent Perry (Darryl), Columbus, Georgia; siblings, Major Ivory (Rebecca), Oglethorpe, Georgia, Oseola Ivory, Buena Vista, Georgia, Jeanie Kendrick, Oglethorpe, Georgia, and Sidney Ivory (Geraldine), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; 22 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends, and extended family.
- Linda Battle(Wednesday, April 02 14 11:04 am EDT)
Deepest sympathy. We will continue to lift FAMILY up in prayers for strength.
- Love, Charles and Doris Branch(Tuesday, April 01 14 02:17 pm EDT)
We are sorry for the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during these difficult times. God Bless
- Bernice Hurley-Thompson(Monday, March 31 14 08:36 am EDT)
Georgia, I am so sorry for your loss. Bernice, Eloise, Murrell, Bertha, Dot, Louise and the rest of your co-workers from Manhattan. Keeping you and your family in our prayers.
- Tommie and Sharon Gregg , Annandale , VA(Sunday, March 30 14 03:53 pm EDT)
To Robert, Marcia and the Taylor Family,
We extend our heartfelt sympathy to you at the passing of your mother. God will keep, comfort and take care of you. Our prayers and thoughts are with you today and for always.
Blessings to you all,
Tommie and Sharon Gregg
St. John's Baptist Church
- april brown(Sunday, March 30 14 01:47 pm EDT)
Ms. Mayola will be missed. My heart & prayers are with the family at this time.
- Rodney & Cathy Battle Thornton(Sunday, March 30 14 11:55 am EDT)
The Taylor Family
We are sorry for your loss and we continue to uplift the family in prayer.