Jerome "Jerry" Edward Taylor

June 14, 1945 - November 24, 2020

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Obituary For Jerome "Jerry" Edward Taylor

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Services
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
11:00 AM
Antioch Baptist Church
Rev. Virgil Nesbit, Jr.

Visitation
Monday, November 30, 2020
500 PM - 6:00 PM
Wells Chapel
811 Woods Street

Burial
Ft. Sill National Cemetery
December 1, 2020
2:00 PM

Jerome Edward Taylor son of the late Harrison and Gloria Taylor was born in Los Angeles, California on June 14, 1945. He came to know the Lord at an early age and rededicated his life to the Lord in 2014 under the leadership of Pastor Doris Smith at St. Matthews Baptist Church. He later united with Antioch Baptist Church in 2016.

He graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in 1963, where he played in the band. He attended Midwestern University and was drafted into the military and served in the Army from 1966 to 1969. After leaving the Army, he returned to his studies at Midwestern University and graduated with a Sociology Bachelor’s degree in 1971.

He served as a YMCA Director where he worked and travelled for 20 years establishing branches in many states. He was a passionate man and loved working with children. He encouraged and empowered children for 30 years at Boys and Girls Clubs in Texas and Georgia. He retired from the Wichita Falls, Texas Boys and Girls Club in 2018. He was a hard working man and loved to fish, read, work on classic cars, and spend quality time with his family.

Preceding him in death are his parents, Harrison and Gloria Taylor; step-brother, Harrison E. Taylor, III; and step-sister, Sonya Taylor.

To cherish his memory, he leaves behind his loving and devoted wife, Shirelle Taylor; one son, Jacob Bradley; three daughters, Yolanda (Joe) Taylor-Wade of Tyler, TX; Tammie (Kevin) Taylor-Smith of Atlanta, GA; and Juanita Taylor of Wichita Falls, TX; step-children, Anaria and DeWade Anderson all of Wichita Falls, TX; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Victor (Ewa) Taylor of Darmstadt, Germany; and a host of other relatives, cousins, and friends.

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  • Thank you Jesus for allowing us to cross paths for your glory, he will be miss. Sincerely yours: Black Hebrew Isrealite

  • To Jerry's children who will continue his legacy, my heartfelt condolences. Your father / grandfather was a man of boundless energy with a caring heart. To Shirelle, his devoted wife, May the good memories bring you comfort. Jerry was a childhood friend who always welcomed me whenever I visited home. May he Rest In Peace

  • Greatest father & grandfather I knew. Such a selfless, caring, compassionate man. You will truly be missed Grandpa Taylor. <3

  • My deepest and most heartfelt sympathy. Jerome was my high school classmate and my lifelong friend. He will be missed BobbyIngram

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