OBITUARY

Horace Garfield Taylor

October 3, 1921April 4, 2018

Horace Garfield Taylor, 96, of West Monroe, passed away on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 from this life to his eternal heavenly home lovingly surrounded by his family. Mr. Taylor was a man after God’s own heart with a desire to honor and glorify his Savior Jesus Christ in every aspect of his life. He filled his days working on the railroad and when he returned home he trained up children in the ways of the Lord. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather that will be greatly missed by all. Survivors include his children, Linda Sue Milner (Robert), Paul W. Taylor (Sharlet), Lessie T. Knippers, Mable Oliece Dulaney; one brother, Earnest Taylor; grandchildren, Michael Taylor (Jenni), David Taylor (Corrie), Melissa Jenkins (Joshua), Jessica Watson (Thomas), Amanda Mothershed (Jordan), Shayla Brown (Greg), Andrew Knippers (Carolyn), Trey Milner; great grandchildren, Seth Olson, Hannah Grace Olson, Kennedy Ann Scott, Noah Taylor, Kooper Kane, Nathaniel Knippers, Lucas Ayres, Isabella Taylor, Aiden Wallace, Ashton Jenkins, Aiden Jenkins and Jared Brown. He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 68 years, Mary Elizabeth Johnson Taylor; his parents, Arthur and Sue Ford Taylor; four sisters, one brother; along with a son-in-law, Robert L. Knippers. A celebration of life was held at 2:00pm Saturday, April 7th 2018 at Luna Assembly of God in West Monroe, LA. with Rev. Eugene Brown and Rev. Joel Brackett officiating. Burial followed at Luna Assembly of God Cemetery. Funeral Services were entrusted to Hixson-Snider Funeral Home.

  • FAMILY

  • Survivors include his children, Linda Sue Milner (Robert), Paul W. Taylor (Sharlet), Lessie T. Knippers, Mable Oliece Dulaney; one brother, Earnest Taylor; grandchildren, Michael Taylor (Jenni), David Taylor (Corrie), Melissa Jenkins (Joshua), Jessica Watson (Thomas), Amanda Mothershed (Jordan), Shayla Brown (Greg), Andrew Knippers (Carolyn), Trey Milner; great grandchildren, Seth Olson, Hannah Grace Olson, Kennedy Ann Scott, Noah Taylor, Kooper Kane, Nathaniel Knippers, Lucas Ayres, Isabella Taylor, Aiden Wallace, Ashton Jenkins, Aiden Jenkins and Jared Brown.

    He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 68 years, Mary Elizabeth Johnson Taylor; his parents, Arthur and Sue Ford Taylor; four sisters, one brother; along with a son-in-law, Robert L. Knippers.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, April 6, 2018
  • Funeral Saturday, April 7, 2018
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Frankie Gerald Taylor

April 9, 2018

My wife, Lenee and I first came to visit Horace July 4, 2017. I was given his phone number by James W. Taylor, both half-cousins to Oliver Spirgen Taylor, my grandfather. I was writing my 2nd book, "Memories of our Fathers, and was seeking information about O. S. Taylor, who lived in West Monroe. Horace knew him well and I recorded all he spoke in this book and many other family members. Oliver and Dorothy, his wife operated a grocery store located on 1424 Joe Bill Street, W. Monroe. In this immediate area Oliver, Horace, Rev. Arthur Edgar Taylor, and Rev. T. V. Taylor lived close together in 1948. We met Horace's family and they didn't want us to leave that day. Since then I have called him at least 10 times checking on him and praying with him, and his family. I returned two or three times trying to copy his photogenic memory and walking Bible mentality. We are very sad that Horace has left our presence exactly 9 months to the day, April 4, 2018, he went on his heavenly flight to see Jesus. To the family who probably know little about the overall family of Bushrod Washington Taylor, who we are all descendants, I am the Taylor Family Representative and this family book will be available soon in a floating book for you to read about our research on our loved ones who have gone on before us. My name is Reverend Frankie G. Taylor, call me at 501-850-9904.
*One more thing before I leave, I thought Amanda, his granddaughter and Jordan Mothershed did a wonderful job handling the last farewells of Horace Garfield Taylor and we will never forget your grandfather and his lovely family that are dear to our hearts.

DAVID Taylor

April 6, 2018

Papaw, you will be truely missed by everyone especially your children and grandchildren. You have always told us that no matter what life throws our way, trust the Lord and he will guide you through what hardship may arise. Just have Faith and the Lord Jesus Christ will guide your steps . I will see you again in heaven one day by the Rapture or by the grave.
I love you!
Your grandson,
David

Jessica Watson

April 6, 2018

This is an old picture of dad and I when I was a couple of days old. He was always there for me from day 1 until he took his last breath! I was so blessed to have him in my life! I'm weeping on the outside, but my heart is rejoicing! My dad is finally in the presence of Jesus where he has so longed to be, and after 2 years is reunited with his bride of 68 yrs, my beautiful grandma! My main goal is to maintain a relationship with Christ, and teach my babies the same so we can see him again! I love you dad!

Shayla Brown

April 6, 2018

This is my Dad Easter Sunday enjoying the holiday with Seth,Hannah and Aidan his great grandkids. We will miss him with a passion but we know he is rejoicing in Heaven with God and his precious wife. I love you Dad and I will see you again in Heaven!

FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Horace Garfield Taylor, 96, of West Monroe, passed away on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 from this life to his eternal heavenly home lovingly surrounded by his family.

Mr. Taylor was a man after God’s own heart with a desire to honor and glorify his Savior Jesus Christ in every aspect of his life. He filled his days working on the railroad and when he returned home he trained up children in the ways of the Lord.

He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather that will be greatly missed by all.

Survivors include his children, Linda Sue Milner (Robert), Paul W. Taylor (Sharlet), Lessie T. Knippers, Mable Oliece Dulaney; one brother, Earnest Taylor; grandchildren, Michael Taylor (Jenni), David Taylor (Corrie), Melissa Jenkins (Joshua), Jessica Watson (Thomas), Amanda Mothershed (Jordan), Shayla Brown (Greg), Andrew Knippers (Carolyn), Trey Milner; great grandchildren, Seth Olson, Hannah Grace Olson, Kennedy Ann Scott, Noah Taylor, Kooper Kane, Nathaniel Knippers, Lucas Ayres, Isabella Taylor, Aiden Wallace, Ashton Jenkins, Aiden Jenkins and Jared Brown.

He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 68 years, Mary Elizabeth Johnson Taylor; his parents, Arthur and Sue Ford Taylor; four sisters, one brother; along with a son-in-law, Robert L. Knippers.

A celebration of life will be held at 2:00pm Saturday, April 7th 2018 at Luna Assembly of God in West Monroe, LA. with Rev. Eugene Brown and Rev. Joel Brackett officiating. Visitation will began Friday, April 6, 2018 from 5:00pm until 8:00pm at Luna Assembly of God Church and will resume Saturday, from 10:00am until the time of the service. Burial will follow at Luna Assembly of God Cemetery.

Funeral Services are entrusted to Hixson-Snider Funeral Home. Words comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com.