Hickory Funeral Home

1031 11Th Avenue Blvd Se, Hickory, NC


Brenda Gail (Surber) Taylor

October 5, 1950August 25, 2019

Brenda Gail Surber Taylor, 68, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, August 25, 2019 at her residence. She was born on October 5, 1950 to the late Robert Tracy Norris and Alice Beatrice Surber in Washington County, VA. Brenda was a member of Oakland Heights Baptist Church. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Evelyn Frymer; brother, Larry Dale Trent; and great grandchild, Brian Dale Owens. Survivors include her husband, Clifton Shelton Taylor of the home; daughters, Melissa Andrews (Ben) of Concord, Regina Taylor of the home, Heather Taylor of Cary; grandchildren, Jamin and Austin Andrews, Justine Taylor, Nikki Johnson, and Melanie Byrd; four great grandchildren; and sister Jane Craig of Hickory. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. at Oakland Heights Baptist Church. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 10:00 until 12:00 p.m. at the church. Pastor Mark Crump will be officiating the service. Burial will follow at Bethel United Methodist Church cemetery. Pallbearers for the service will include, Jonathan Byrd, Jordan Nash, Ben Andrews, Roger Craig, Shannon Deal, and Jason Bean. Memorials may be made to Oakland Heights Baptist Church, 808 11th St. NW, Hickory, NC 28601.


  • Jonathan Byrd
  • Jordan Nash
  • Ben Andrews
  • Roger Craig
  • Shannon Deal
  • Jason Bean

  • Oakland Heights Baptist Church


  • VISITATION Wednesday, August 28, 2019
  • FUNERAL SERVICE Wednesday, August 28, 2019
  • BURIAL Wednesday, August 28, 2019


Brenda Gail (Surber) Taylor

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Hilah Cato Coleman

August 27, 2019

Fly high my friend, I will always love you.

Nikki Johnson

August 26, 2019

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August 25, 2019

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August 25, 2019