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Who Minnis Taylor; The Taylor Brothers
What Minnis Taylor of the Taylor Brothers, Passes Away in Detroit, Michigan
When February 5, 2007
Where Detroit, MI

Minnis Erwin Taylor of Detroit, Mich., died early Monday at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. “The angels in Heaven rejoiced as he walked through the gates,” his family said.

Mr. Taylor was born in Greene County and was a son of the late Robert John and Leta Taylor.

“He was talented in playing the guitar and singing gospel music with his brother, Marvin Taylor. They have made many albums and tapes and were widely known for coming to Greeneville and singing at various surrounding churches.

He loved his family very much and visited the Greeneville area often. His last trip was at Christmas,” his family noted.

He was preceded in death by a brother: Howard Taylor; and a sister: Marlene Waddell.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years: Betty Taylor; one son and daughter-in-law: Steve and Patty Taylor of Memphis; one daughter and son-in-law: Linda and Ray Kilby of Greene County; three grandchildren: Lita Kilby of Greene County, and Rachell Taylor and Zachary Taylor, both of Memphis; four sisters and two brothers-in-law: Leula Buckner of Greeneville, and Mary Jo Wicker, Ruth and Louie Keller, and Naomi and Cecil Copeland, all of Lansing, Mich.; two brothers and sisters-in-law: Marvin and Louise Taylor of Detroit and Eugene and Alice Taylor of Parrottsville; three brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Phillip and Carol Waddell and Jim and Geraldine Pierce, all of Greeneville, and Paul Pierce of Detroit; two sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law: Madge Britton of Afton, and Mary Ruth and Wayne Brown of Greeneville; and several nieces and nephews.

A committal service was held at 1 o’clock Friday afternoon, February 9, 2007 in Gethsemane Cemetery. Family and friends met at the funeral home at noon to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers were to be Johnathan Waddell, Phil Waddell, Gregg Taylor, Tony Nease, Terry Britton, Mitch Bishop, Jordan Nease, and Joshua Nease.

Honorary pallbearers were to be his grandson, Zachary Taylor, and Jimmy Gunter, Bobbie Greer, Joe Harrison, Dr. Lane Schriber, Dr. K. Gowda, Preston Stover, and Charlie Ridges.

Condolences may be sent to the Taylor Family at www.rosehillfuneralhome.com

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