Taylor, Odessa Evalyn Ellison (Dalton)

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Elder Odessa Evalyn Ellison Taylor
Elder Odessa Evalyn Ellison Taylor

Elder Odessa Evalyn Ellison Taylor, age 81, of Dalton, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Gordon Hospital in Calhoun, Ga. with her family at her bedside.

She was the daughter of the late Bishop Charlie Ellison, Sr. and Mother Inest Cameron Ellison, a retired nurse, and a life member of Greater St. James Overcoming Church/ The New Harvest Church of Ministries.  Those who preceded her in death are her brothers, Elder Dennis Ellison, and Willie Howard Ellison. 

She is survived by her loving husband, James Henry Taylor; son, Dr. Bishop Nicky Paul (Elder Gale) Starling; grandchildren, Elder Melissa (Brian Keith) Parks, Elder LaTasha (Raymond) Love, Minister Nichole Hunt, Stacy (DeWayne) Bonds, Tracy (Edward) Brabson, Camishia Young, Kemon Watson, Keshun Taylor; fifteen great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; one brother, Charlie H. Ellison, Jr., and a host of sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends. 

A homegoing celebration will be on Sunday, Oct. 29, at 2 p.m. at The New Harvest Church of Ministries with her son, Dr. Bishop Nicky Paul Starling as the eulogist and Dr. Jerry D. Jones, presiding. 

Her remains will lie in state at the funeral home on Saturday after 11 a.m. and at the church one hour before the service.  Interment will be at West Hill Cemetery. 

Please share your thoughts and memories of Elder Odessa Evalyn Ellison Taylor at www.willisfuneralhomedalton.com

Arrangements by are Willis Funeral Home, Inc., Dalton, Georgia.


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