Berry Highland South

9010 Simpson RD, Knoxville, TN


Cheri E. Taylor

December 31, 1963March 20, 2020

Cheri Elizabeth Knepper Taylor passed away peacefully at home with her family on March 20, 2020. Cheri was born and raised in Michigan and has resided in Knoxville for many years. She was employed at the Knoxville Utilities Board for the last 15 years. Preceded in death by sister Terri Lynn Knepper, and father and mother-in-law Earl & Kathryn Taylor. Survived by husband Robert Earl Taylor of Knoxville TN, son Jason Earl Taylor (Rebekah Dawn Mason) grandson Aidan Earl Taylor of Byron IL; daughter Kelly Elizabeth Taylor (Ed Atkin) of Brooklyn NY; son Kyle Joseph Taylor of Knoxville; parents Jerry & Carol Knepper of Jonesville MI; brother Jeffrey Dale Knepper of Jonesville MI; sister Rhonda Marie Piper (Bruce Piper) of Litchfield MI; sister-in-law Mary Kathryn Russell (Jimmy Russell) of Chesapeake VA; and many nieces and nephews. Due to restrictions associated with the COVID-19 virus the Celebration of Life will be postponed until safe to do so and will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be given to Young Williams Animal Center or March for Our Lives. Berry Highland South is honored to serve the Taylor family and invites you to view and sign their online guestbook.


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Shaquetta DuBose

March 31, 2020

Cheri will truly be missed, she was always smiling and happy I hope and pray her family can always remember her radiant smile and contagious laugh! Sleep well angel.

Barbara Wood

March 25, 2020

Seen her play at a local venue in Maryville. The family was very musical and she played well. Lost track of her over the years her music never left my mind she is playing with the creator now.

Susan and Barry Orleans

March 24, 2020

We are deeply saddened by the loss of Cheri. We hope you and your family feel the love that surrounds you, now and always.

Amanda Morrisett

March 24, 2020

Cheri was always a bright spot in my work day. She could always make me laugh and was one of the most creative people that I've known. We all miss her deeply.

Tim and Terri Odom

March 24, 2020

Cheri will forever be imprinted in our hearts and mind. Cheri had an infections sweet energy that brought joy, laughter and a sense of calm to all... We are so sadden that beautiful light has left us way to soon. Praying for you Robert and your sweet family 🙏♥️ Love always dear Friends, Tim and Terri

Adriana Mendoza

March 24, 2020

I was fortunate to meet Cheri at KUB. Cheri was an amazing person and a good friend. Her positive attitude was real and she was the same at home with her family. Her sense of humor and love for music was infectious. Cheri would light up telling stories about her family and it was apparent how proud she was. She will leave a huge whole in our hearts here at KUB. I feel lucky to have known such an incredible and loving soul. To her family and closest friends, may you have comfort knowing how many people have you in their thoughts and prayers.

Kristi Plumlee

March 24, 2020

I was privileged to work with Cheri throughout her career at KUB. She had a great sense of humor and a tremendously caring heart. Her creativity and talent never ceased to amaze me. Her zest for life, gift for hospitality and positive attitude are just a few of things that made her special. Those who knew and loved her will miss her deeply. Prayers for Robert and the family.

Kimberly Stringfield

March 24, 2020

Cheri was a great mentor for me at KUB. Her smile and laugh were infectious! A true light on the best and darkest days in CIC. May the Lord bless and comfort her family and friends.

LaKyra Hill

March 24, 2020

Cheri was always smiling. I appreciate her and she will always be remembered. She is a true inspiration.

Dale Grubbs

March 23, 2020

Cheri will be greatly missed by her KUB family. I will always remember Cheri as an individual who was interested in providing the very best service to our customers. She was always seeking better ways to meet customer needs and showed an early ability to train her peers. She became the primary trainer for KUB CSR's and excelled in that role until she was stricken by illness. But I will always remember Cheri for her sense of humor as exhibited by her way of dressing up as some morbid character for our United Way events.. which were held around each Halloween.. Her loving and caring spirit will be greatly missed by all who knew Cheri..