Rev. Preston Taylor

May 17, 1939January 9, 2021

Rev. Preston Taylor, 81, of Lucama passed away Saturday. Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 11, 2021, at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home, Wilson, NC, with interment to follow in the Evans Family Cemetery, Lucama, NC.

The family will receive friends Monday, from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., at the funeral home located at 2704 Nash St. N, Wilson, NC 27896.

Preston honorably served his country as a veteran of the United States Army. He pastored two churches during his career. Preston’s life was centered on his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He also had a great love for people and loved his special bird, Sweet Tweet. He was dearly loved by his family and friends and will be greatly missed.

Surviving are his wife, Sally Jones Taylor; one son, Timothy Preston Taylor of Jamestown; one brother, James Earl Taylor (Janet) of Roanoke Rapids; two nieces, Ramona Easter and Beth Phelps; one nephew, Jamie Taylor; several great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Nina Evans Taylor, and one sister, Lucretia Taylor Joyner.

Flower are welcome and memorials may be directed to Community Home Care and Hospice, 2841 Daisy Ln N, Ste. E, Wilson, NC 27896.

Funeral services are under the direction of Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home, Wilson, NC. Online condolences may be sent by visiting


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Rev. Preston Taylor

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