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James Lee Taylor

February 19, 1933 – December 19, 2021

Burial Date December 31, 2021

Funeral Home J. C. Battle & Sons Funeral Home

Friday (12/31): Visitation – 11AM; Funeral Service – 12PM; Victorious Empowerment Center


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James Lee Taylor was born on February 19, 1933 in Eudora, Arkansas and Arthur Taylor and Leah Evelyn (Kincade) Wilson who preceded him in death. He also was preceded in death by his son, Ronnie Taylor; sisters, Mary Ann Rispy and Laurette Wilson; and brothers, Michael Kincade, Jimmy Howard and Jackie Robinson.

James (Jimmy as he was affectionately called) served his country in the United States Army, completing a tour in the Korean War.

Jimmy worked several jobs, as a Service Station Attendant, Nu Maid Margarine, machine operator, then shifting careers as a truck driver where he drove for Roadway, Queen City Home Healthcare, Holland and Yellow Trucking Company.

Jimmy joined Mt. Zion of Lockland on September 1, 1974 under Rev. Otis Moss, Jr. He was reinstated on March 22, 1987 under Rev. Henry Wise Jones.

In 1965, Jimmy married Eleanor Carter and this union was blessed with two daughters, Danita and Tanya and one son, Eric. Jimmy and Billie, as she was affectionately called, navigated a blended family of four girls from her previous marriage, Sharon, Angela, Terry and Ingrid. Jimmy and Sonya, Billie Jean and Mark Whitson, together they raised 10 children.

Jimmy loved to bake and cook, often cooking for his children, grandchildren and friends; his way of showing that southern hospitality. He also loved to play his numbers, going to the casino, watching Nascar and football.

Jimmy leaves to cherish his memories: four sisters, Albert “Boogie” Thomas, Pauline Davis of Eudora, AR, Linda Thomas of Houston, TX and LeVern Poindexter (Darryl) of Vallejo, CA; brothers, Paul Wilson (Stephanie) and Donald Kincade (Janelle) of Cincinnati, OH; children, Sharon, Angela, Terry (William), Ingrid (Eddie), Sonya, Billie Jean, Mark Whitson, Danita (Larius), Tonya and Eric (Kim); and a host of grandchildren, great-grand-children, other relatives and friends.

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