Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home

705 Davie Ave, Statesville, NC


Louise Mills Taylor

April 12, 1925November 21, 2019

Louise Mills Taylor passed away peacefully at Gordon Hospice House on November 21, 2019. Mrs. Taylor was born in Statesville, NC on April 12, 1925.

She was the daughter of the late Oscar R. and Bettie Baker Mills. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and Lydia Sunday School Class. Louise was a charter member of the Women’s Civic Club; serving as President for several years. She received her 50 year membership pin at the GFWC-NC Convention in 2002. She was a retired tax clerk and secretary with the Iredell County Tax Supervisor’s Office. Louise graduated from Statesville High School. She also took numerous tax courses at the Institute of Government at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC.

Growing up, she liked to go to her dad’s business, Mills Electric Shop. He taught her to make and repair lamps, which she enjoyed doing all of her life. She continued to work with him until his death. One of her greatest joys was making homemade decorative candy. Through the years, she made over 10,000 pieces of candy for family and friends.

She was married on December 12, 1952 to Dewey William Taylor, Sr., who passed away on September 9, 2016.

Survivors include one daughter, Laura Louise Taylor den Boer and son-in-law David of Cypress, Texas and her granddaughter, Dr. Emily Louise den Boer Mackie of Austin, Texas. Aunt Sissie is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and great, great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death, in addition to her beloved husband, by her son, Dewey W. Taylor, Jr., her brothers, John L. and Col. O.R. Mills, Jr., sister in law, Elizabeth Click Mills and her sister, Elizabeth Mills Brand.

Funeral services will be at the First Baptist Church Sanctuary on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 1:00 pm. The family will greet all guests after the service. A private graveside service for the family will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please send your gifts to either the First Baptist Church 815 Davie Avenue Statesville, NC 28677 or to Gordon Hospice House 2341 Simonton Road Statesville, NC 28625.

Online condolences may be left at www.bunchjohnsonfuneralhome.com.

Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Taylor family.


8 February

Memorial Service

1:00 pm

First Baptist Church

Statesville, North Carolina


Louise Mills Taylor

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Roger Hudson

January 15, 2020

Dear family: My condolences in the loss of this dear lady. I am a genealogist. I acquired today the memory books of George and Laura Mills ( 1927 and 1939) and their uncle Clayton Alexander Mills. They are filled with lists of callers at their funerals, who officiated, songs sung, flower tributes, etc.... Please feel free to contact me if these are of any interest to you. God bless.

Sandra C

January 14, 2020

Laura, sorry for your loss. Sending my deepest sympathy to you and the family. May you find strength from the scriptures. Our Heavenly Father is the God of all comfort. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) We look forward to his promise at Revelation 21:3-5 and Isaiah 33:24 being fulfilled when no one will be sick and death will be no more. Many prayers are with your family.