Dorothy L. Taylor
August 18, 1950 – November 1, 2019
Peoria - Dorothy L Taylor, 69, of Peoria, passed away and went to be with her lord on Friday, November 1, 2019 at OSF St Francis Medical Center in Peoria. She was born August 18, 1950 in Luxora, AR to Robert and Ilar (Jenkins) Bonds. She was preceded in death by her father and one son, Ernest Taylor Jr as well as two brothers Edward Dean Bonds and Willie Bonds Jr. Surviving is her mother, Ilar Bonds of Nashville, TN; two daughters, Ebonie Kelly and Yolonda Taylor both of Peoria; 14 brothers and sisters; six grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a host of nephews and nieces that she loved dearly! Dorothy worked in Code Enforcement for the City of Peoria for over 40 years before retiring in 2012. She was a member of St. Paul Baptist Church in Peoria, where she sang and ministered with the group, "Women of Courage". Along with her love of singing, Dorothy enjoyed dancing and spending time with family and friends, especially her children and grandchildren. Dorothy’s funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 9, 2019 at St. Paul Baptist Church in Peoria. Rev. Devereaux Hubbard will officiate. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, also at the church. Entombment will follow at Chapel of Peace Mausoleum in Parkview Cemetery in Peoria. Davison-Fulton-Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Lupus Society of Illinois. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.woolsey-wilton.com.
- Robert L. Bonds, Father
- Ilar Louise (Jenkins) Bonds, Mother
- Edward Dean Bonds, Brother
- Willie Bonds, Jr., Brother
- Fourteen Brothers and Sisters
- Ernest Taylor, Jr., Son
- Ebonie Kelly, Daughter
- Yolonda Taylor, Daughter
- Six Grandchildren
- Sixteen Great Grandchildren
- Many Nephews and Nieces
- Dorothy was preceded in death by her father, Robert; her son, Ernest and two brothers, Edward and Willie Bonds Jr.
- Lupus Society of Illinois
- Visitation Saturday, November 9, 2019
- Funeral Service Saturday, November 9, 2019
Dorothy L. Taylor
November 8, 2019
To the family: Dorothy will surely be missed. I will miss her big smile and kind and caring heart. I really appreciated her reaching out to me and praying for me when I was sick. She was going through her own health issues at the same time, but was thoughtful with her kind words of encouragement and prayers. I told her that I wanted my dance when we both got better, but that opportunity did not get to materialize. May you all be comforted in knowing she is resting well with the Lord. I pray for your peace and strength.
Felton Beck Jr
November 8, 2019
I am grateful to God for allowing me to know Dorothy and her wonderful family. We grew up going to church as young people and she was always so sweet and kind. She was my friend and I will miss that beautiful smile. My heart and prayers are with you all as you go through this trying time but remember God loves you and he heals broken hearts.
November 7, 2019
TO THE FAMILY OF DOROTHY L TAYLOR, I WORKED WITH DOROTHY MANY YEARS AGO AT THE CITY OF PEORIA, WE BECAME FRIENDS AND HAVE CONTINUED TO STAY IN TOUCH WITH EACH OTHER OVER THE MANY YEARS. I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS, DOROTHY WILL BE TRULY MISSED, SHE ALWAYS GREETED ME WITH THAT BEAUTIFUL SMILE AND WARM EMBRACE....I AM SO LUCKY TO HAVE CALLED HER MY FRIEND. REST MY FRIEND UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN.