Dolores Taylor (1937-2016)

Dolores S. Taylor was born in Denver, Tennessee to Dorris and Maggie Ferguson Sutton. Dolores was happily married to Harold Taylor for 60 years. She was the mother of a son, Troy, and a daughter, Vickie Kinkade; she had four grandchildren and one great grandchild. Dolores worked as a manager in repair service for Bell South for over 35 years.

Delores was baptized into Christ on June 2, 1956. Throughout her Christian life, her faith and walk with Christ was far more than attending church. Throughout her life she actively served the Lord in many ways, demonstrating a servant’s heart. Dolores possessed that unique ability, really a gift, to see the need of others and then respond accordingly in a loving, helpful, and productive way. She served as a Bible class teacher, worked in youth Bible camps for years, cared for and helped provide needs of orphans through the Tennessee Children’s Home in Spring Hill. Her serving others was frequently observed by the preparing of meals and taking them to shut-ins.

Dolores enjoyed, gardening, being around her grandchildren who affectionately called her “Gandee.” For many years, in the wintertime, she looked forward to traveling to their home in Florida and being a snowbird. In addition to traveling to Florida, Dolores was really thankful and delighted in traveling to almost all the United States and many places outside the country.

Dolores was a walking demonstration of the ‘fruit of the Spirit.’ Great verse that is a good description of her life is I John 3:17, 18: “But whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him? My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.” Her son-in-law stated this observation about Dolores: “She was the most amazing Christian lady he has ever known!”
Wayne Miller