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Jimmy Ray Taylor

April 1, 1946 - June 20, 2018

Pastor Jimmy Ray Taylor, 72, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Mission Hospital after an extended illness. A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County, Jimmy was a son of the late James Ambrose and Gertrude Brackett Taylor. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Floyd Taylor and three sisters, Ellen Leibee, Irene Turner and Flossie Mae Shipman.
Jimmy was a former Pastor of Arden Missionary Baptist Church for 28 years before retiring. Prior to his ministry, Jimmy worked at Cranston Print Works for 23 years and was known to his co-workers and friends as “Tiny”. He touched many lives, not only through his ministry as a Pastor, but throughout his life by showing kindness, selflessness, compassion and forgiveness to all others. His testimony will forever shine through all the lives he touched.
He will be deeply missed by his loving wife, Barbara; his children, Michael and Kevin Taylor, Cyndi Taylor and April Hudson; grandsons, Tyler and Garret Banks, Colton Taylor; granddaughter, Nikole Forrest; brother, JP Taylor and wife Carolyn; sister, Barbara Dobbins and her husband Ken; many nieces, nephews and lifelong friends.
A funeral will be held at 2pm Saturday, June 23, 2018 in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home. The Revs. Steve Rhinehart and Stephen Israel will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service from 12-2pm in the chapel.

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Date: Saturday, June 23, 2018

Time: 12:00 pm


Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel

538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

Service Information

Date: Saturday, June 23, 2018

Time: 2:00 pm

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Date: Saturday, June 23, 2018

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