Ellarene Anderson Taylor


Ellarene (Anderson) Taylor, 99, departed this earthly home as the matriarch of six generations, on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, at Edgewater Woods Rehabilitation Facility.
Ellarene, whom many affectionately called "Momma," was born on March 19, 1919, to Butler and Julia (Hollis) Anderson, in Fairfield, County, South Carolina. In 1936, she married the love of her life, Thomas "Doc" Taylor, and was married 64 years until his death in 2000. In her early years, Ellarene was employed in many domestic capacities until joining General Motors, retiring with 20 years of service.
She was a faithful member of the Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church, member of the usher board and the Glory Bound Singers. Besides spending as much time as possible with her family and friends, some of her passions included: camping, breeding dogs in the AKC, singing and shopping.
Survivors include her daughters, Doris Pat Raymore, Barbara Scott and Denice Taylor; son, Samuel Taylor; son-in-law, Clennon Agnew; two daughters-in-law, Nancy Taylor and Cynthia Taylor; two sisters, Cornelia Boulware and Mamie Pugh; sister-in-law, Dorothy Anderson; 39 grandchildren, 200 great-, great-great- and great-great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Along with her husband Thomas, she was preceded in death by her sons, Charles Taylor, Benjamin Taylor, Ray Taylor and Jerry Taylor; daughter, Mildred Agnew; sisters, Lottie Turner and Bernerdean Mitchem; brothers, Calvin Anderson and Raymond B. Anderson; son-in-law, William Raymore, Sr.; and five grandchildren.
Homegoing service will be held Thursday at noon at Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church, 2124 Cedar St., Bishop Robert White. Viewing will be held two hours prior to service.
Arrangements entrusted to L.C. May Funeral Home.
Published on November 25, 2018
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