Mildred I. Taylor

April 2, 1918May 27, 2019

Mildred Irene (Riner) Taylor, 101 of Martinsburg, passed away on Monday, May 27, 2019. Born April 2, 1918 in Berkeley County, she was the daughter of the late Theodore James and Martha Rebecca (Griffin) Riner. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Melvie B. Taylor; three brothers: Leroy, Edward, and Bernard Riner; four sisters: Bessie Price, Catherine Whittington, Lillie Keller, and Lottie Payne; one granddaughter, Mandy Ann Huffman; one great-grandson, Jody E. Dunn; and one great-great-grandson, Dakota Anderson. She will be greatly missed by her two daughters: Louise Bowers and husband, Phillip, and Barbara Taylor; four granddaughters: Diana Bowers, Beverly Dunn, Melinda Huffman, and Tiffany Orr and husband, Christopher; nine great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. Friends will be received on Friday, May 31, 2019 from 9am until the time of the funeral service at 10am at Rosedale Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Rosedale Cemetery.


  • Visitation Friday, May 31, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 31, 2019


Mildred I. Taylor

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Melinda Huffman

June 1, 2019

I wanted to write a eulogy to say all these things at your funeral, and I’m disappointed that I didn’t. I didn’t think I could stand up and do it without crying.

For the past 6 days I have reminisced on my 39 years full of the memories I’ve spent with you. You were the sweetest grandma, your love for us was a love every grandchild deserved!
In her 101 years here my grandma never had her drivers license, so grandad always drove us for car rides, I had sleepovers with the blue fan that you kept turning down when I turned it up, watching the trains go by, watching and feeding the birds and you telling me what each one was, eating prunes at night with you and grandad, working on crossword puzzles, late nights watching wrestling on tv(when wrestling was entertaining) reading the Bible and showing me how far you got...They read it from to back many times, working in the garden and creating my love of getting my hands dirty, showing me antiques, teaching me to make your recipes that we all love, going through grandads lunchbox when he came home from work, your love for a fish sandwich and a coke, bacon for breakfast, hot tea, questioning the butter that was always in a dish on the table, our cups with our names on them, the river rocks you and grandad collected on every car ride(that I now have and use for my fire pit), transplanted flowers I have that came from your house, the Easter egg hunts where your eyes lit up when each of us went to find them, and the next generation when my daughters went to find them too, All of the Christmas’s packed in your house like sardines, your collection of Cardinal everything (you had so much it was hard to find something new to give you) and I wouldn’t have chose any other life to have because it was the best! I am at peace knowing you’re with Grandad, and when I said my last goodbye yesterday I hope you passed my message along and gave Grandad the biggest hug and kiss ever. I know he missed you! Until I See You Again,Dollbaby#4

Bill Huffman

May 30, 2019

Louise, Barb, Melinda, Tiffany & families,
Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you, may your many wonderful
memories of your Mom & Grandma comfort you.
Bill & Bonnie Huffman