Mr. Charles Edward Taylor passed. Mr. Charles Edward Taylor was born on May 28, 1948. He was the second son of the late Frank Taylor and Lillian Brooks Taylor. Charles was a baby boomer who grew up in Atlanta and often bragged about being a Grady Baby. He was educated in the Atlanta Public School System, graduating from Archer High School in 1966, where he was a member of the sports program, the radio club and other activities. Charles joined the United States Air Force and served as a medical technician during the Vietnam conflict.
After his enlistment, Charles returned home to Atlanta, and continued his education at the Atlanta Technical School and DeKalb Community College with studies in computer programming and accounting.
In 1974 he met, dated and married in 1975 his life partner Stella Hood, a MBC graduate, at Central U.M.C. under Dr. Joseph E. Lowery, where he and Stella joined in 1974.
Charles served in many capacities at Central, including Director of Adult Bible and Sunday School Studies, the parking ministry, and as a volunteer for the Senior Adult Transportation Service. He most recently served as a member of the Senior Usher Board, where he served until his illness prevented his participation.
Charles was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years Stella Hood Taylor, his favorite daughter BNieka LeJune Taylor, grandson, Matthew Stafford and brother, Ronald Taylor, Sr.
He leaves to cherish his precious memories the new love of his life, Ms. Janice Adams, son, Eric D. Taylor; daughter, Shonada (Marcellus) Stafford; 2 sisters, Deborah Taylor, Cecilia Rocker; five brothers, Melvin Brooks, Keith (Diane) Taylor, Greg (Terri) Taylor, Tyrone Taylor and Dwight Taylor. Grandchildren, Xavier (Bianca) Jones, Marcellus Stafford, Jr.; Madison Stafford; Morgan Stafford and Meagan Stafford. nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral Service will be held Thursday, July 7, 2016 11:00am at Central United Methodist Church. 501 Mitchell St. SW Atlanta. Interment Kennedy Memorial Gardens. Visitation Wednesday, July 6, 2016 from 12:00noon to 9:00pm. Grissom-Clark Funeral Home 404-373-3191 www.grissom-clarkfh.com
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