A wake service will be held at 6:00 P.M., Thursday, May 9, 2019 at the Chapel of Meadows Mortuary, 419 Flat Shoals Ave SE, Atlanta, Georgia.
Visitation will be held 11:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M., Friday, May 10, 2019 at the Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc., 607 Kaigler Street, Oglethorpe, Georgia.
The funeral service will be held 11:00 A.M., Saturday, May 11, 2019, St. Paul A.M.E. Church, Johnson Street, Oglethorpe, Georgia. Burial will follow at Oglethorpe Memorial Gardens, Oglethorpe, Georgia.
Mrs. Odessa Williams Taylor was born in Ideal, Georgia on October 12 to the late Will Williams and Idella Huff Williams. Affectionately known as “Dessie”, she received her early education in Macon County School System. At an early age she joined Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Ideal, Georgia.
Dessie left Ideal, GA at the age of 16 to live in New York, New York with her older sisters. She worked as a seamstress and attended Beauty School, where she graduated with a certification in Cosmetology. She later moved to Atlanta, Georgia where she worked as an Interior Designer and Cosmetologist. She often traveled to Oglethorpe, Georgia, where she also operated a beauty salon. She enjoyed decorating, making drapes and window treatments, doing hair, traveling, shopping, planning family functions, spending time with her family and friends. She never met a stranger.
Dessie married A.J. Taylor and to their union three children were born. Lenccome Taylor, Dewayne Taylor and Chadell Taylor.
She was preceded in death by her husband, A.J. Taylor, and twelve siblings: Hattie Bell Williams Hankerson, Elizabeth Williams Hicks, Elouise Williams West, Willie Williams, Jr., Homer Williams, Lessie and Jessie Williams, Willie Henry Williams, Jossie Mae Williams Meadows, Sallie Anna Williams Little, and Betty Odell Williams Duncan.
She leaves to cherish her memory: sons, Lencomme Taylor, Dewayne Taylor, and daughter Chadell Taylor all of Atlanta, Georgia; grandchildren, Brandon Taylor, Jaime Jenkins, Alana Taylor, Malachi Taylor and Ashanti Taylor; great grandchildren, Taliah, Paris , Zaylon, Payson and Karson; sisters, Buelah Williams Griffin and Ola Mae Williams Turner; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and lifelong friends.