Lucy Pearl Taylor

Greenbrier Baptist Church Cemetery

God knew she was suffering

and the hills were hard to climb,

so He closed her weary eyes and whispered

"Peace Be Thine."

        On Tuesday, July 30, 1996 Lucy Pearl Morris Taylor departed this life and was called to her eternal rest.

        Lucy was born May 9, 1919 in Powhatan, VA. She was the last surviving member of eleven children born to the late Willie and Rosilie Mabel Morris. She received her primary education in Powhatan County and graduated from Powhatan High School in 1940. Lucy accepted Christ as her personal Savior at an early age. She was baptized into the fellowship of Mt. Zion Baptist Church where her membership remains.

        In 1946, Lucy was joined in holy matrimony to William Truehart Taylor. From this union two sons and two daughters were born. The couple resided in New York City for many years where they worshiped at the First Union Baptist Church in Bronx, NY.

        In 1984, Lucy relocated to her childhood home community in Powhatan. She was a Deaconess as well as an honorary member of the Willing Workers Circle of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. She was a long time member of the Greenbrier Baptist Sunday School. Lucy will long be remembered for her gentle spirit, quiet nature, humility and strong christian faith. She was devoted to her family and supported them in every way she could.

        Her beloved husband preceded her in death in 1994. She leaves to cherish fond memories, two sons, Morris and Phillip; two daughters, Linda and Vicki; one son-in-law, William; three step-grandchildren, Qian, Marc and Alyssa; eleven sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

When we cross the valley there need be no shadows,
When life's day is ended and its sorrow o'er;
When summons comes to meet the blessed Savior
When we rise to dwell with Him forevermore,
Shadows! No need of shadows
When at last we lay life's burden down;
Shadows! No need of shadows;
When at last we gain the victor's crown!

Sorrowfully, The Family

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