Brenda Millner Millner Taylor

April 30, 1942July 1, 2014

.Brenda Millner Taylor, 72, of Rustburg, passed away Tuesday, July 01, 2014 at her residence, surrounded by loved and her loved ones. She was the loving and devoted wife of Burton Eugene “Gene” Taylor for fifty-six years.

Born April 30, 1942 in Lynchburg, she was the daughter of the late Beverly Thomas and Alice Davis Millner and was also preceded in death by a brother, Bernard N. Millner. Mrs. Taylor retired from Automatic Service Company as the cafeteria manager at Central Virginia Community College. She was a member of Timberlake Baptist Church and was a charter member of Thomas Road Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Taylor is survived by her son, Burton E. Taylor and wife Lori of Newnan, GA; her daughter, Cynthia T. Carpenter of Forest; a brother, Lenard Millner and wife Diane of Rustburg; a sister, Jean M. Layne and husband Harold of Altavista; two grandchildren, William E. Carpenter and wife Jamie and Ashley Ann-Marie Taylor and a great-granddaughter, Jessica Morgan Carpenter.

A memorial service to celebrate Mrs. Taylor’s life will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 7, 2014 at Timberlake Baptist Church with Pastor Richard Jett, Pastor James H. Alley, and Pastor Bryan Ferrell.

The family will receive friends at the church following the service.

Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider the Alan B. Pearson Regional Cancer Center, 1701 Thomason Drive, Lynchburg, VA 24501 or the American Heart Assoc., 1900 Tate Springs Road, Lynchburg, VA 24501.


  • Memorial Service Monday, July 7, 2014

Brenda Millner Millner Taylor

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July 7, 2014

Dear Gene & Family, I just now learned of Brenda's passing. I am so very sorry! I did not know that she was ill, and I just want you to know that I will be lifting you and your family up in prayer. It is so very painful to lose your life partner, of whom you so dearly love. I know that too well! With Christian Love and prayers.
Sue J. Hall

Helen dare Harrison

July 4, 2014

To Gene and family: My heartfelt sympathy to all of you from our family. We know how hard this time must be for you and send our thoughts and prayers. On a more personal note I remember all the time when I was a young teenager at Timberlake Baptist functions and having fun with your family. God bless and keep you in his arms during this time of grief. I hope my Papa was there to greeted her as she went home to the Lord this week. Love Helen Dare & Gay Harris


July 3, 2014