Wordless Wednesday: Willie Taylor, another Man of Impeccable Style in My Family Tree

Well almost wordless . . . Can someone say GQ?! Yes indeed, I now know where my dad got his sense of style and love for hats!

Grandfather, Willie Taylor

He got it from his father, Willie Taylor, another man of impeccable style in my family tree! Special THANKS to my Aunt Frances Taylor Marshall for sharing this very special photo of her father (my grandfather) with me. I must say when I pulled this photo out of the envelope, all I could do was grin. My grandfather was a very handsome man and I can only imagine his swag was smooth as the man he was too! Now I understand why his wife (my step-grandmother) was so “fiercely” jealous where he was concerned. Yep, Willie was quite dapper in his day. What say you about this man of impeccable style in my family tree?

Funeral Friday: Willie Taylor (1909-1985)

A complete transcription of his funeral program is below:

In Loving Memory of Brother Willie Taylor

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
BROTHER WILLIE TAYLOR
December 16, 1909 — December 14, 1985

Tuesday, December 17, 1985
12:00 Noon
NORTHSIDE ANTIOCH BAPTIST CHURCH
1811 Stevens Street
Houston, Texas

Reverend R. Staggers, Pastor
Officiating

In Loving Memory of Brother Willie Taylor - Obituary

Servant of God, well done
Thy glorious warfast past:
The battle is fought, the race is won,
And thou art crowned at last.

= OBITUARY =

Birthplace:  Chapple Hill, Texas

Birthdate:  December 16, 1909

Parents:  Luke and Birdie (Deceased)

Marriage:  Mildred St. Romarin for 46 years, Houston, Texas July 27, 1939

Church Affiliation:  Northside Antioch Baptist Church (Over 30 years)

Sunset:  December 14, 1985 10:30 P.M.

Survivors: A devoted wife, Mildred; one son, John W. Taylor; one daughter, Mrs. Elaine Baker; a sister, Mrs. Ella Seller of New York; an aunt, Ms. Sally Lewis, Houston; two uncles: Jessie Green of Houston and Sterling Green of Bakersfield, California; four grandsons: Elgin, Jon and Michael; one grand-daughter, Marlive; one great grandson, Marcus and three great-grand-daughters: Nicole, Nichelle and Nia; other family members and loving friends. Also Victor, grandson.

In Loving Memory of Brother Willie Taylor - Order of Service

= ORDER OF SERVICE =

ORGAN PRELUDE

PROCESSIONAL
Minister and Family

HYMN

SCRIPTURES
Old and New Testament

PRAYER

HYMN

RESOLUTION
Church

REMARKS

OBITUARY
(Read Silently)

HYMN

EULOGY
Reverend Robert Staggers

RECESSIONAL

In Loving Memory of Brother Willie Taylor - Interment

ACTIVE PALLBEARERS
Deacons

ACKNOWLEDGMENT
The family wishes to express their most sincere thanks and appreciation for the many kind expressions of sympathy extended during the hours of their sorrow.

INTERMENT
Cemetery Beautiful

Arrangements Entrusted To:
CLAY & CLAY MORTUARY
3101 Lyons Avenue
Houston, Texas 77020