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Beatrice TaylorAugust 19, 1928 ~ November 10, 2017 (age 89)
Beatrice Taylor, age 89 of 702 W. McIntosh Street, Sanford, NC passed on Friday, November 10, 2017 at her residence.
Beatrice Mae Goldston Taylor was the eldest child of twelve born to Edna & E.P. Goldston, Sr. She was raised on Hickory Mountain and educated in Chatham County Schools. She was born August, 19th, 1928 and departed this life on Friday morning, November 10th, 2017 at the age of 89.
Beatrice started working at an early age to help supplement the family’s income. She loved her family and always tried to do whatever she could for them; and she met no strangers. She showed herself friendly and as a result has friends in all walks of life even today.
Beatrice’s professional work included Singer Furniture, Wade Lemon’s Poultry Plant and her favorite work, serving as a cafeteria employee in many of Chatham County Schools. She retired in 1976, having been awarded a pen for years of service.
She served as diligently in her church and community as she did on her professional jobs, serving in whatever capacity she was needed, but most notably as Pastor’s Aide member, Deaconness, and she was our Church Mother. She loved her church family and was committed to her Pastor.
Beatrice’s one and only sweetheart is the man she married, Aubrey Bill Taylor. Their union produced four children, Bill Jr., Ernestine, Annie Rose and Doretha. When Bill died on the job at an early age; he left his bride widowed at 35. Anyone who took notice over the years saw this young widow nuture her children into adulthood and their lives were filled with faith building and trust in Christ Jesus.
Beatrice leaves to mourn her passing three daughters; Ernestine (James) McIver of Sanford; Annie Taylor McCrimmon of Sanford; and Doretha (Gregory) Headen of Greensboro and Son-in-law, Wilkie McCrimmon. Her beloved son, Bill Taylor preceded her in death as did his wife Annie G. Taylor. She also leaves to mourn her passing – grandchildren: William and James Taylor (deceased) and Billie Teresa Taylor Alston, Dedrick McIver, Cicily McCrimmon and Daniel McCrimmon, Tyecia Headen-Thompson and Gregory Nicholas Headen: great grandchildren– James Jr., Jerry, Jr., Angela, Kimberly, Felisha, Tameka, Destiny, Jaerias, Gabriel, Samuel, Jackson, Lillian, Daquan, Jaden, and Jakias, Lewis, Benjamin, Bri’an, Logan, Chayce:great grandchildren: Daelyn, James Evan, III, Nasaire, Nyla, Noah.
Beatrice’s siblings include, Lessie (William) Staton, Minister Mable McLeod, Edward (Latima) Goldston, Jimmy (Brenda) Goldston, E.P. Goldston, Jr. (Stella), Richard (Pamela) Goldston. Deceased siblings include Rev. Annie Alston, Paul, Eugene, Jesse James and William Goldston. Two deceased sister-in-laws, Mary Elizabeth Goldston and Lula Belle Goldston; two brother-in-laws, Deacon Howard McLeod and Marvin Alston. Extended siblings include - Bishop Sylvester (Barbara) Headen, Clifton (Mary Francis) Headen, Jr., District Elder Thomas Headen (deceased) Emeline Grissom, Thelma Yarborough (deceased), Ethel (Edward) Jones, Kay Frances Lattimore (deaceased). She also leaves to mourn her passing Mrs. Faye Wilson – a very dear friend and caregiver along with her caregiver of Liberty Hospice – Ms. Carla and Liberty Home Care and Hospice Team. She leaves a host of other relatives and friends to cherish her memory.
Arrangements By: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford