Reda Tomlin Taylor

February 2, 1944March 22, 2019

Mrs. Reda Tomlin Taylor, 75, went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 22, 2019 at Gordon Hospice House in Statesville, North Carolina. A native of Iredell County, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Virginia Ballard Tomlin. In addition to her parents, two husbands, Warren Gayle Steelman and Gary Thomas Duffey, preceded her in death. She was a member of Bristol Drive Baptist Church.

Ms. Taylor is survived by her husband of 22 years, Mr. Kenneth E. Taylor. She is also survived by her daughters, Selina Steelman Brassil (Bill) of Charlotte, NC; Christie Duffey Wilson (DeAnna) of Statesville; by a step-daughter, Annette Taylor Gilleland (Gary) of Troutman; and by a step-son, Kevin Eugene Taylor (Donna) of Wilkes Co., NC. Two brothers, Thomas Nelson Tomlin and Luther Carl “Buddy” Tomlin (Linda), a sister, Charlene Solano, all of Statesville also survive her. Twelve grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, many people who thought of her as a second mom and her beloved dog, Polar, also survive her.

The family will receive friends on Monday March 25, 2019 at Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home from 2:00 until 3:00 PM. A funeral service for Mrs. Taylor will be held in the Chapel of Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home at 3:00 PM with the Rev. Bobby Henderson officiating. Interment will follow at Union Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the family, online, at Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is honored to be serving Mrs. Taylor and her family.


  • Visitation Monday, March 25, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 25, 2019
  • Burial Monday, March 25, 2019

Reda Tomlin Taylor

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Judy Forester

March 26, 2019

Christie and family. So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I remember her as one sweet lady. Please know you are in our family's thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Stephanie Wix

March 24, 2019

Mrs Reda, you were an amazing woman, and I have no doubts in my mind heaven was rejoicing and singing when you arrived. Ken, Christie and girls, you have my deepest sincere sympathies! She was a great woman and I was blessed to know her!