Emmet Taylor

October 25, 1944 ~ September 8, 2019 (age 74)

Reflection of Life


A Time to be Born


Emmet Taylor was born in Selma Alabama on October 25th, 1944 to Evangelist Taylor and Florence Taylor.


A Time to Live and Serve 


Emmet attended Dallas County Public Schools. He went on to march with the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr in the Selma to Montgomery March in 1965. Shortly after, he relocated to Orlando, Florida in the late 1960s. Later, he met and married Rosa Taylor, his wife of 42 years. 


He began his career in the plumbing and irrigation sector and retired from New Bird Corporation. He took pride in his landscaping duties at home and providedchildcare to his grandkids. He had a special flare about himself: a mixture offirmness and humor.  He continued the family tradition of Sunday dinner and provided care to his family and friends. He was a devoted son, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He will truly be missed. 


A Time of Departure


Emmet was preceded in death by his Parent: Evangelist Florence Taylor; 

Sister: Lee Anner; Brother: Evangelist Taylor, Jr; Wife: Rosa Taylor;

Sons: Tyrone Taylor and Patrick Cooper. 


He leaves to cherish precious memories: His Children: Starletha Foster, Sharon Troup, Johnny Barkley and Erica Taylor; His Grandchildren: Barbara Bowdery, Crystal Rucker, Bobby Bowdery, Jr, Quaneisha Mcleod, Kente Mcleod, LelonniFarrington, Alahnna Taylor, Leighton (leithan) Simmons, Jay Barkley and Johnny Barkley; Sixteen Great Grandchildren; His Siblings: Ocie Taylor (Pearl), 

John Taylor (Eloise), John Wesley Taylor (Juanda), Lee Ernest Taylor, Lee Ester Robinson, Queen Ester Ramsey (Robert), Martha Ann Reed (Robert); and a host of other relatives and grieving friends. 

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