God has Smiled on Me, He has Set Me Free, Sister Elzerleen Taylor, Friday, September 6, 2002, 2:00 P.M., Greater Turner Tabernacle A.M.E. Church, 1104 Third Street, Macon, Georgia, Pastor Hayward White, Jr., Officiant

''God Has Smiled On Me He Has Set Me Free''
Friday, September 6, 2002 2:00P.M.
Greater Turner Tabernacle A. M. E. Church
11 04 Third Street Macon, Georgia Pastor Hayward White, Jr.

SISTER ELZERLEEN TAYLOR was born, August 5, 1917, to the late Mr. Jessie Mims, Sr. and the late Mrs. Joanna Mims in Bibb County, Georgia. She was one of eight children born to this union, and was preceded in death by each of them.
She received her education in the Bibb County Public Schools and was a homemaker. At an early age, she joined Mount Hope A. M. E. Church and remained a member until her death. She was a devoted and faithful member of her church, where she served in numerous organizations to include, the Mission, Stewardess, and Mother Boards. She was the Matron of the Young People's Department, a Sunday School Teacher, member of the Gospel Choir, and the J. T. Taylor Mass Choir. She also served as Secretary of the Rising Star Society.
Besides her church, Sister Taylor also took pride in her family and community. She loved everyone and was always ready to listen and lend a helping hand to those in need. She was like a second mother to many young people growing up in the community. Her table always had room for one more.
She was united in Holy Matrimony to Willie T. Taylor, Sr. and this union lasted for sixty-three years until her death.
She leaves to cherish fond memories: her husband, Mr. Willie T. Taylor, Sr.; two daughters, Dorothy (Charlie) Bell, her primary caregivers, Macon, Georgia and Lillie R. Morris , Augusta, Georgia; five sons, Jonathan A. Taylor, also her primary caregiver, Lawrence (Estelle) Mims, Willie (Jacquelyn) Taylor, Jr. Harold (Ruth) Taylor, Macon, Georgia, and Ulysses (Lula) Taylor, Seaside, California; a devoted nephew Jimmy Mims, Washington, D. C.; brother-in-law, Elijah Taylor, Sr.; two sisters-in-law, Nell Taylor and Pearlie Taylor, Macon, Georgia; twenty-one grandchildren; thirty-two greatgrandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; two devoted friends, Mrs. Annie Cornelius and Mrs. Mae McKnight-Lott; niece and great nephew, Johnnie Mae and Charlie Danielly, Jr.; two devoted God-sons, Robert (Polly) Bentley and Willie Louis (Mattie) Blackmon; a host of other relatives and friends.

Order of Service
Parting Glance Selection----------------------------------------------------------Combined Church Choirs
Prayer-------------------------------------------------------The Reverend Terence R. Gray
Scriptures Old Testament------------------------------------The Reverend Arthur Hubbard New Testament----------------------------The Reverend Robert L. Bentley, Jr.
Solo-----------------------------------------------------------------------.:.--sis. Bertha Little
Remarks----------------------(Three Minutes Please)--------------------Bro. Flato Lowe Rising Star Society and Mt. Hope A. M. E. Church As A Neighbor, Dea. Willie Kendrick, Sr.
Solo-------------------------------------------------------------------Bro. Jimmy Tukes, Sr.
Silent Reading of the Summarium----------------------------------------------Soft Music
Selection-------------------------------------------------------------------The Jordan Sisters
Eulogy--------------------------------------------------The Reverend Hayward White, Jr.
Recessional Interment---------------------------------------------------Mount Hope Church Cemetery
Walden, Bibb County, Georgia

A wife makes life more beautiful in many different ways. .. With her warm and special smiles and her words of loving praise.
With looks of trust and tenderness. Moments of deep sharing,
And countless little gestures which remind you that she is caring, With honesty and thoughtfulness, With understanding, too ... A Wife makes Life More Beautiful
Your Husband (63 years)

World's Greatest Grandmother
Memories so sweet and dear; They take my mind away To a different time, A different place, And a different day.
Memories so sweet and kind They help my mind to see All the good things That we've shared Together you and me. Memories so sweet and true They help my heart to grow; They guide me on The path I walk We just want you,to know.
We love you so much, Grandma; So sweet and true and kind. Special thoughts of you Are always on my mind.

When I come to the end of the day And the sun has set for me,
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room. Why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little, but not too long And not with your head bowed low. Remember the love we once shared...
Miss me, but let me go.
For this is a journey we all must take And each must go alone.
It's all part of the Master's plan, A step on the road to home.
When you are lonely and sick at heart Go to the friends we know
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds ... Miss me, but let me go.


Sam Grayer George Thomas Ira B. Little

James Coleman, Jr. Don Tate Charlie Danielly, Sr.

Honorary Pallbearers

Flower Bearers

Perhaps you sang a lovely song, or sat quietly in a chair. Perhaps you sent beautiful flowers if so, we saw them there. Perhaps you sent or spoke kind words, as any friend could say; Perhaps you were not there at all, just thought of us that day. Perhaps you prepared some tasty food or maybe furnished a car, Perhaps you rendered a service unseen, near at hand or from afar.
Whatever you did to console our hearts, We THANK YOU so much,_ whatever the part!
The Taylor Family
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