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Frances Marie "Puddin" Taylor

April 12, 1926 December 31, 2018
Frances Marie "Puddin" Taylor
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Frances Marie “Puddin” Solomon Taylor was born April 12, 1926 to the late Julius and Fannie Solomon in Franklin County, NC. She was educated in a two-room grade school of the Franklin County Public School System in the Wood community. At a young age, she joined the Gillfield Missionary Baptist Church, in Hollister, NC.

On December 28, 1942, she married the late Nick Taylor and to this union, four children were born: Russell, Samuel, James and Baby Girl Taylor. Three of her children, Russell, James and Baby Girl Taylor all preceded her in death.

She spent many years farming with her husband and being a homemaker. She was later employed by Town & Country Restaurant, Nash General Hospital, Guardian Care Nursing Home, and finally as a private home-health aide.

A faithful member until her health declined, she worked diligently in the church; serving on the Usher board for nearly 75-years and many of those years as president. She also served a missionary worker, and on the homecoming committee.

Puddin, as she was affectionately known, had a great love for her family and nourished them with not only her love, but with her faith and cooking. She specialized in Southern fried chicken, vegetable soup, banana pudding and sweet potato pudding. She loved listening to Gospel music. Some of her favorite artists were the Al Green, Inez Andrews, Mighty Clouds of Joy, Souls of Calvary and Lee Williams and the Spiritual QCs. The late Prince was her favorite Pop artist. She also loved watching afternoon soap operas, the Young and the Restless was her favorite. Her favorite late night pastime was eating Lays potato chips while watching the Arsenio Hall show.

She departed this life sleeping peacefully on Monday, December 31st at the Franklin Oaks Nursing Home in Louisburg, NC. Her sisters and brothers preceding her in death include Johnny, Laura, Otha, James, Fannie, Alberta, and Willie Mitchell Jr. (Ben), and daughter-in-law Peggy.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her son, Samuel E. and wife Betty; grandchildren, Cynthia, Samuel L. and wife Christil, and Crystal Gray; five great-grandchildren, eight great-great grandchildren, one great-great-great grandchild; one sister, Pattie Mae Richardson, several nieces and nephews and a host of family and friends

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3:00 PM 1/4/2019 3:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 1/4/2019 7:00:00 PM
Carlton L. Gray Funeral & Cremation Service

2810 Kidd Road
Raleigh, NC 27610

Family may present from 5-7 on Friday at the funeral chapel. There will also be a visitation held from 11AM to 12PM at the church on Saturday

Carlton L. Gray Funeral & Cremation Service
2810 Kidd Road Raleigh 27610 NC
United States

Funeral Service




12:00 PM 1/5/2019 12:00:00 PM
Gillfield Baptist Church

7874 Hwy 561
Hollister, NC 27844

Gillfield Baptist Church
7874 Hwy 561 Hollister 27844 NC
United States

Cemetery Details


Gillfield Baptist Church Cemetery Final Resting Place

7874 Hwy 561
Hollister, NC 27844

7874 Hwy 561 Hollister 27844 NC
United States

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