Joseph Lee Taylor

June 2019

The Funeral Service for Mr. Joseph Lee Taylor of Americus, Georgia will be conducted on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Zion Hope Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor George F. Monts officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Joseph Lee Taylor was born on February 20, 1945 to the parentage of the late Mr. John “Papa Dad” Taylor and the late Mrs. Ella Mae Hart Taylor. Joseph, affectionately known as “Jody Blue”, was the youngest of three children. He received his education in the public schools of Sumter County. He was employed with Wheatley Construction for 20 years and Georgia Seed of Plains, Georgia for many years.

Joseph passed away on Saturday morning, May 25, 2019 at Pruitt Nursing Center in Macon, Georgia. He was preceded in death by two siblings: Mary Lee Hart and Willie Lee Taylor and his grandparents: Charlie Lee and Beulah Hart; two nephews: James Wallace and Gene Wallace and one niece, Josephine Banks.

He leaves to cherish his memories a devoted wife, Mrs. Elnora Williams Taylor; his children: Teresa (Charles) Durham and Jeffrey (Regina) Taylor; five grandchildren: Korderis Taylor, Brittany Taylor, Jeffrey Taylor Jr. Quashawn Durham and Yazmen Paul; eight great grandchildren: Alieyah, Je’Leiyah, A’nessia, Timothy, Korderion, Kemorrion, Ayden and Darious; three great nieces: Rose Banks, Martha Douglas and Emily Banks; one great nephew, John Banks. Several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, other relatives including devoted friends; Eric Monts and Johnny Murphy also survive.