Joyce Ann Taylor

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Joyce Ann Taylor was born on March 9, 1948 and departed this life unexpectedly on Sunday, September 12, 2021.

Joyce Ann Taylor is predeceased by her parents John and Eloise Virginia Harris.  Sister, Willa Mae Haskins; Sister-in-law Barbara Jean Hudson, Brother-in-laws William Taylor, Harold Taylor, Hayward Taylor and Valentine Gwinn.

Joyce is survived by her loving husband of 56 years Marvin Taylor; Daughters Mechelle Harris and Brittni Taylor; Son Shaun Taylor; 5 Grandchildren Marcus (Ciara) Lumpkin II aka Nephew, Trinity, Maddison and Shaun Taylor Jr. and 2 Great Grandchildren Aniyah and Melody.  Sisters Brenda Chester and Darlene Sanford; Sister-in-laws Bonita Nuby, Sylvia Taylor, Delores Taylor, Mary Welch and Anita Taylor; Brother-in-laws Albert Taylor and James Taylor Jr; God-daughter Imani Brandon; Special cousin Robin Jacob who Joyce affectionately called Beanie and Robin called her Bunny and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Joyce was a former employee of The Carousel Inn, Alzheimer’s Association, LifeCare Alliance and longtime employee of Children’s Hospital where she retired after 19 years as a Dietician Specialist.  She was a high school graduate of East High School and later graduated from Columbus State University with a degree in Gerontology.

At a young age, Joyce became a member of The Union Tabernacle of God where she was a member of the Youth Choir and served on the Usher Board.  She was a member of The Bells of Victory and The Sensational Disciples formerly known as the Spiritual Travelers.

Joyce loved her family and was always known to load up her children, nieces and nephews in her van and take them to places like COSI, Ice Skating, parks and many other places.

Joyce was always smiling and encouraging everyone to be their best.  She always greeted her loved ones with a smile, hug and kiss.  She was always texting checking in on family and friends and saying she miss and love you.  She had an affectionate personality that affected so many who knew her.

Visitation 11:00 AM and Funeral Service 12:00 PM Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at Union Tabernacle of God, 1345 Atcheson Street. Mask and Social Distancing are required. Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.


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Condolence Messages

  1. I am so very sorry for your loss. Ms Joyce was one of the sweetest women I have ever had the pleasure of knowing and I will greatly miss our monthly chats.

    Sending all of my love and prayers to her family.

  2. Ms. Joyce and I had good times at NCH. A woman of faith, strength; a beautiful soul, a bright spirit, a blessing to many.
    Sending condolences to her family and friends.


  3. My deepest heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family of my long time friend Joyce Taylor. This was such a shock. Heaven has received a beautiful angel. Earth has no sorrow that heaven can not heal.

  4. My prayers for out to our family. Auntie Joyce was truly a beautiful person.

  5. I wish I could take away your heart is broken for you at this difficult time.I am so very sorry for your loss rest in peace my dear friend I will always have good and loving memories of you.

  6. When I heard the news, I was floored. Mr. & Mrs. Taylor are my favorite customers. When they stopped by the lot, I loved visiting with them. She and I always had a funny exchange of words and Mr. Taylor would just role his eyes. She and I could really laugh and we did.
    May our Lord wrap his arms around all of you at this time…hold Mr. Taylor close.
    Heaven is wonderful and now is even more wonderful with her entrance there…She will be missed and I am blessed to have met her and proud to call her my friend.
    Hugs to all,

  7. Pearl Stewart-Perkins

    Our heartfelt sympathy to the Taylor Family. Joyce will be missed.

  8. Alphonso Alstork JR.

    I am praying for the family and I’m asking God to comfort them at this time a very close dear friend of mine who enjoy Jr & Company singing her favorite song Try God We love you and you truly will be missed free

  9. Ron & Devon Lyles

    Thinking of the entire family at this time. Our hearts and prayers are with you. Aunt Joyce was truly a beautiful lady, she was always in our corner cheering us on and encouraging us. May the peace of God comfort your heart and may the Lord give you strength for the days ahead when it feels the hardest. Know that God promises to be near to the broken-hearted. He will carry you through this time.

    We love you all,
    Ron and Devon Lyles

  10. Brenda Chester/ family

    Condolences go out to my family in Ohio God will show us the way. Joyce is our Angel.May God bless each and every one

  11. Elder Armenta Branch Roberts

    Earth has no sorry that heaven can not heal.condolences to all my family.Heaven has received another song sister/ we called ourselves.I will sorely miss her. God has a greater work for her to do. Rest in heaven. Love to all the family..

  12. Ronnie and Mary Lyles

    To the Taylor Family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time. Praying that God comforts and strengthens you all and give you peace. Joyce will be missed. Her smile, sweet spirit and kind words will always be remembered by us.
    Much love to you all.


  14. Carolyn L. Nellon

    To the Taylor family,
    We send our sincerest sympathy and condolences on the passing of your dear mother, wife and grandmother. We met Ms. Harris- Taylor as children at Jerusalem Baptist. She always had a wonderful smile and a great sing voice. May God keep each and everyone of you as you mourn her passing.
    The Carl and Edwina Booth family

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