Visitation: Thursday Nov 5, 2020 from 11-12 Noon
Funeral Service: Thursday Nov 5, 2020 at 12 Noon CST
Interment: Watson-North Memorial Park
Mother Idella Chitty Jackson Taylor answered the Master’s call to enter into eternal rest on Friday, October 30, as the angles gently ushered her safely into the loving arms of God. Her well-spent life is a reflection of the Virtuous Woman who dedicated her life to the service of God and humanity. A native of Stevenson, Alabama, Miss Idella, Sis (to the friends and family back home), or Mother Idella, was born January 28, 1930, to the late Nannie Mae Liggins. In marriage, she was blessed with three children: Patricia, Odis, and Grace Jackson. She modeled a godly life before them and taught them to love God, the Church, and each other. Mother Taylor was a faithful member of Center Star Missionary Baptist Church. She made a living as a domestic worker who took pride in everything she did.In 1960, Mother Taylor relocated to Winchester, Tennessee as the wife of the late Robert Taylor. She immediately became a beacon of light and role model in the Old Cowan Road community and beyond. She was a member of Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church where she served faithfully for 60 years in multiple roles, including Church Mother, Sunday School teacher, Choir Member, chair of the Kitchen Committee, chair of the Benevolence Committee, and more. She served as treasurer of the Friendship United Primitive Baptist Association Women’s Congress for more than 30 years. Whatever her hands found to do, Mother Taylor did in humility and love. She could always be counted among the faithful. Mother Taylor poured into others; she was an encourager, and loved everybody.
Her love and service extended into the Franklin County community. Mother Taylor was a member of the Franklin County Women’s Chorus, Benevolence Club, Franklin County Community Association, and a lifetime supporter of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Foundation. She was employed by Franklin County Board of Education at South Junior High School, Clark and Knies Accounting Firm for 36 years, and retired from E&B Carpet Mill after 27 years of service. In addition to her deceased husband and Mother, Mother Taylor is preceded in death by a great grandson, Jackson Cruz Garcia; brother, Donald McChutcen; and daughter in-love, Rosalie Covino Jackson. To continue her legacy are her children: Patricia (Aron) Farris, Odis “Juice” Jackson, and Grace (Richard) Reed, all of Winchester; Elgin (Bobbie) Jackson, of Talladega, Alabama; and Betty Jackson, of Oakland, California. The grandchildren are Karen (Allen) Robinson; Terry (Ja¢Net) Farris; Corina Reed, Hope (Jonathan) Ray, Daimon Carrington, April (Daniel) Garcia, Richard Reed, Jr., Bryan (Karintha) Farris, and Josh Jackson; and eight great grandchildren. Her siblings are a brother, William R. Liggins, Sr., of Atlanta, Georgia; sisters, Mamie Pruitt, of Jamaica, New York, and Mittie Brown, of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Her family in-love is Lina Lewis, Dorothy and Howard Taylor, and William and Vicky Fitzpatrick, all of Winchester. A host of extended family and friends remain. With love and thanksgiving, we praise God for the life of our Mother, Idella Taylor.
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