Hannah McIver Taylor

27 April, 19358 June, 2021

Deacon Emeritus Hannah McIver Taylor

Sunrise Sunset April 27, 1935 June 8, 2021

On Tuesday, June 8th, 2021, the Lord, in his infinite wisdom returned home for eternal rest his daughter Deacon Emeritus Hannah McIver Taylor. Born in Autaugaville, Alabama to John and Gertrude Nelson, she was preceded in death by her parents, and siblings - Charlotte, Rina, Jesse, Arthur, Lucille, Alberta, Rosetta, David and Susie; husbands Lawrence Billingsley, Sr. (2007) James McIver (1982) and Charles Taylor (2016).

Deacon Emeritus McIver Taylor attended the Alabama Public Schools and graduated from R.B. Hudson High in Selma. Having accepted Christ early in life, she attended Mt. Hebron Baptist Church, the 16th Street Baptist Church, and was a member of Lily Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Birmingham. An administrative professional, she worked for Jefferson County and Miles College.

After moving to Framingham with her family in 1969, Deacon Emeritus McIver Taylor quickly became an active member of her community. God, family and friends were the cornerstones of her life. She was known for an open door, words of encouragement, quick wit, a can-do spirit, a seat at her dinner table, and a kitchen that smelled out of this world. This spirit of outreach and mentoring extended to her tribe of nieces and nephews from across the country who were always received in her home with warmth and love.

Deacon Emeritus Hannah McIver Taylor served as a faithful member of the Greater Framingham Community Church for 49 years, and as Deacon for 41 years. She brought distinction and honor to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, through her service, tirelessly befriending and ministering to both congregational members and community members alike through outreach, being a teacher at heart, and having a desire for others to reach their highest potential. Deacon Emeritus McIver Taylor sought at all times to live out the mandates of Christ as outlined in scripture as a child of God, and was a role model for her colleagues in ministry, giving wisdom and prayer support. She served the best interest of her church with distinction, and brought prominence and exemplary service to the Deacon Ministry of the Greater Framingham Community Church.

In Massachusetts, Deacon Emeritus McIver Taylor worked for the Framingham Public Schools, and then at Digital Equipment Corporation for 17 years, where many colleagues became friends and extended family. She attended Lesley University, and later in her career worked for the Newton Public School System and Tufts Health Plan.

Deacon Emeritus McIver Taylor’s flame lights eternal. She will be missed, and her life’s example held in high regard. She is survived by her children, Lauretta Billingsley Perkins (Steve), Lawrence Billingsley, Jr., Lisa Billingsley, Renee McIver Burns (Rex), Jamie McIver, Patricia Whitfield, grandson Lee Austin Johnson, granddaughters Diane Carson, and Jessica Whitfield, and a host of beloved nieces and nephews across the country

Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 19 at the Greater Framingham Community Church, 44 Franklin St., Framingham. Visitation 9-10:00 am, funeral service 10:00 am, burial following at Edgell Grove, 53 Grove St., Framingham.


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Rose Nascimento

22 June 2021

My hearth's sad...and happy at the same time, for I know where she is right now!
I met Hannah while caring for her late husband Mr. Taylor.
At the time of his passing I was there,Hannah at the time seemed lost,not knowing what to do,or how to do it whatever was that she needed to do...The Lord spoke to me at that particular moment and that's what he said: I brought you here today for a reason: Hannah was the reason!
I remember sitting next to her, holding her hands, and said a prayer over to her, I then told her: He is about to go, they are taking him, don't you want to say goodbye??
Her eyes lit up as she looked at me very sadly and said ,Yes please...
I then toke her over to his room where she spent a few minutes alone with him holding his hands, he then was taken away.
I also remember her afterwards looking at me again with a smile and said: Thank you!!She had mentioned the event several times to me, on how helpful I was to her on that day as I was back into her life several months later, this time to care for her.
After having a few health set backs, it was her turn to be cared for.
I will never forget her loving smile,her calm and serene voice of wisdom,as well as her funny southern english accent.
We spent time chatting about all things, we prayed over and for each other every day, we listened to gospel songs as well as to preaching sermons on her cell phone youtube channels.
My only regret is not been there on her last days to say goodbye.
Goodbye my friend!! Be whit the Lord, untill we meet again!!
By Rose Nascimento
Home Health Aid and Friend!

Zina Billups

13 June 2021

Renee and Rex,
We send our sincere condolences to you during this very difficult time. Prayerfully our mighty God will deliver peace and comfort to your family.

Warm Hearts,
The Billups Family RVA

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