John B. Taylor, Sr.

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John B. Taylor, Sr. age 70. Sunrise November 8, 1945 and Sunset January 12, 2016. John retired from the City of Columbus. John was predeceased by his parents, Henry and Mary Taylor; wife, Patricia Taylor; brothers, Starling Taylor and John Thomas Bryant; and sister Betty Gillison. Left to cherish his memory, children, John B. Taylor, Jr. and Andrea Taylor; brothers, Henry Taylor, Jr. and James (Jill) Bryant; sisters, Orpha (Ward) Moore and Katie Bell Lavender; and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation 6 p.m. and Funeral 7 p.m. Monday, January 18, 2016 at Higher Ground Always Abounding Assemblies, 870 St. Clair Ave. Interment 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at Greenlawn Cemetery. Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE, 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Condolence Messages

  1. James Benjamin Bryant

    Our tears and sorrow have been many upon learning of your passing. Orpah,Katie,John and I loved you very much.Your humor and up beat spirit will be greatly missed.

    Your brother
    James(Ben) Bryant

  2. Doris, Ben, to your families. Be at peace the suffering is over! My home boy was a special individual growing up with a handicap and overcoming many things in his life – he will be missed.
    Special condolences – Bob Kelley

  3. God has taken another angel from The Avenue. Johnny B. and John Thomas played a big part in my being the man I am today. A Brother by another mother. I thank God for knowing you.

    Lamont and Beverly Gilliam

  4. God’s GRACE to you and your family. He is now resting in the arms of thee ALMIGHTY GOD, where there is no more STRUGGLES, only peace. Love to you, always

  5. Michelle Solomon

    Andrea, Johnny, Rick, & Brea
    Please know that your in me and my family’s thoughts and prayers during this time. They don’t make them like your dad anymore, so what a honor you are his off springs!! A true man, husband, and father may he rest in peace. Love you ALL Bblessed…

  6. Ms. Stephanie Sellars-Sumlin

    Nothing but fond memories of my uncle Johnnie B…lived him dearly. Prayers going out to my cousins Andrea and John Taylor on the passing of their father.

  7. God Bless you Andrea and family. Leigh Ann and I offer our sincere condolences and prayers for you at this time. I know I haven’t seen Johnny “B” in years but the memories are fond of back in the day when we were kids. We love you.

  8. Pastor Mark Miller

    Weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning. Family and friends our condolences and prayers with you may God bless you and keep you in this hour of sorrow

  9. To my cousins Andrea and Johnny and the rest of the family of John B Taylor Sr. ,
    A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts, minds and through us their memories live on. I will always cherish the memories I have of uncle Johnny B, for he was like a second father to me. I offer my condolence, uncle Johnny B will never be forgotten.

  10. Chris and Valerie P. Washington

    May the God of all comfort Bless your hearts and minds, during this difficult time. 2 Corinthians 1:3 “Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;” Elders Chris and Valerie P. Washington

  11. To the children of dear and good friend your father was my best friend growing up. I am so sorry for your lost my prayers are with you both. Our families were so close he will be sadly missed by my family as well. To Mrs. Doris Harris to loose a brother is a hard think to deal with in else our trying days. But put your trust in the Lord and he will carry u through. All of u have my sympathy and may God bless each and everyone of you. Earlean Jones a friend of the Family.

  12. Jodie & Brenda Reeder

    My heart and prayers are with you all. I feel honored to have known Johnny B. We always had great times together and I considered him a true friend. He loved your Mother and now they are together again. What a great time they must be having. So long good friend. Comfort and peace be with you all.

  13. Eunice Jeter Sykes, Locust Grove, Ga

    To the family: I am so very sorry to hear of Johnny B’s passing. We had such fun together during our school years. Condolences to all.

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