|In Loving Memory
Delbert Taylor, 61
Delbert Taylor, 61 of Jacksonville, died July 25, 2012 at Onslow Memorial Hospital. Funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at Saunders Funeral Home 210 Bell Fork Road, Jacksonville, NC. The Rev. Dr. Gregory Johnson officiating.
Burial follows at Onslow Memorial Park, Jacksonville, NC.
Mr. Delbert Louis Taylor was born to the late James Allen and Louise Bradley Taylor on June 24, 1951 in Mecklenburg, VA.
He was educated in the Mecklenburg public school system and graduated from Armstrong High School. In 1972 he joined the United States Marine Corps and Camp Lejeune became his first duty station. After touring the country and abroad he returned to Camp Lejeune and retiring in 1989 due to medical reasons. He then furthered his education at Coastal Carolina Community College. He excelled academically, receiving awards in the field of electrical service. He also received Certificates of Completion in Auto Body Repair and Electrical Installation.
He met Ms. Althea Johnson and united in marriage on January 24, 1972. This union was blessed with three children, Stedel, Isaac and Aver.
Realizing the need of a savior, he became affiliated with the Devine House of Faith, under the pastoral leadership of Bishop Gregory Johnson. He served faithfully as Deacon until his health declined.
His kindness and love for his family, his friends and the leadership as deacon in his church will be greatly missed. The love legacy will continue through those he loved.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 41 years, Althea J. Taylor of the home, sons, Stedel (Kimberly) Taylor of New Castle PA, and Isaac (Rasheeda) Taylor stationed in Iraq; daughter, Aver Taylor of Ambridge, PA; and granddaughter, whom he raised as his own, LaShada Taylor of Jacksonville; brothers, Herbert (Stella) Taylor, James (Margaret) Taylor and Leslie (Debbie) Taylor all of Richmond, VA; sisters, Evelyn Gaines and Grieffith (William) Jones, both of Richmond VA; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
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