Deacon James Henry "Weed" "Frisco" Taylor, age 85, of Dalton, Georgia, passed away Thursday, April 18, 2019 at his residence.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Elder Odessa Evalyn Ellison Taylor; parents, Clifford Taylor, Sr. and Elquin Suttles Taylor; sisters, Daisy Johnson, Darlene Kemp and Eleanor Hagans; and brothers, Sgt. Joe Marvin “Sonny” Taylor and Clifford Taylor, Jr.
He is survived by his loving and devoted sons, Dr. Bishop Nicky Paul (Elder Gale) Starling, and Rodney Taylor; grandchildren, Elder Melissa (Brian Keith) Parks, Elder LaTasha (Raymond) Love, Minister Nichole Hunt, Stacy (DeWayne) Bonds, Tracy (Edward) Brabson, Carmishia Young, Kemon Watson, Keshun Taylor; twenty great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; sister, Sophie Barton; brother-in-law, Charlie H. Ellison, Jr.; special niece, Rosalyn Taylor; special deacon, Dea. Steve Wilson; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
A homegoing celebration will be on Tuesday, April 23, at 1 p.m. at New Harvest Church of Ministries, 314 North Fredrick St., Dalton, Georgia, 30721 with Dr. Bishop Nicky Paul Starling as eulogist and Dr. Jerry D. Jones, Sr., presiding.
His remains will lie in state at the funeral home on Monday, April 22, after 11 a.m.
Interment will be in West Hill Cemetery.
Please share your thoughts and memories of Deacon James Henry “Weed” Taylor at www.willisfuneralhomedalton.com.
Arrangements are by Willis Funeral Home, Inc., Dalton, Georgia.