We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Scott's Chapel Hill Mortuary
Mrs. Maggie Taylor of Dothan, Alabama passed away on Saturday, May 28, 2022 at the age of 79.
A Celebration of her Life will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 11 AM at New Miranda Missionary Baptist Church; 1221 WAGF Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303 with burial following in the Church's Cemetery under the direction of the caring staff of Scott's Chapel Hill Mortuary "Because We Care".
Maggie Taylor was born April 21, 1943 in Dothan, Alabama to the proud parents of Foster and Evrie Lee Thompson who preceded her in death. Maggie embraced a love and commitment to many things and her most cherished devotion was the embodying love her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
At an early age, Maggie became a member of Parks Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church. There, her endearing love for the Lord was exemplified through persistent dedication and faithful service. During her time in Georgia, she was a member of Trinity Chapel in Powder Springs. While residing in Montgomery, Alabama she joined Saint Matthews Missionary Baptist Church. After returning to Dothan, Maggie served as a member of The Good Shepherd Full Gospel Church and New Miranda Missionary Baptist Church. She honored the Lord by sharing her angelic praise in the church choir and as a part of Dothan's Troubadour Choir for many years. Her radiant and heavenly voice was uniquely recognized as a tenor. Her faithfulness, stewardship and worship were unwavering and God ordered all her steps in His word.
Maggie graduated from Carver High School in 1961. There she was known as an extraordinary basketball player earning the name and reputation of "Will Shoot Thompson" after successfully scoring points from half court. Afterwards, she attended Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University from 1961 - 1962 and continued to exhibit exceptional skills and a love for basketball. Maggie worked in different realms of healthcare for several years. She was a home healthcare nurse and a mental health licensed practical nurse for children and adolescents with psychiatric, emotional and behavioral disorders.
Maggie met the love of her life, Willie Earl Taylor and they were united in holy matrimony on December 4, 1970. Their divine union was blessed with two lovely children, Christopher Scott Taylor and Michelle Taylor Marbury. With God and family first, Maggie's other hobbies and interest included: singing, fishing, gardening, playing basketball, watching and supporting her favorite sport teams The Los Angeles Lakers and the University of Alabama Crimson Tide.
On Saturday, May 28, 2022, God sent his angels to escort Maggie through the gates of Heaven. She was truly a faithful servant of God and undoubtedly earned a seat before His throne.
Maggie was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Earl "Big Buddy" Taylor; her parents: Foster "Daddy Bill" and Ervie Lee "Mama Tiny" Thompson; her brothers: Alaska Thompson and Foster Thompson; her sister: Rosa Thompson Doucette; her brother-in-law: Johnny Taylor; her sister-in-law: Annie Ruth McCloud; her nephews: Anthony Thompson, John Curry and Michael Curry; her niece: Everlene Thompson and her goddaughter: Shaneka Wilson.
Maggie leaves her legacy, smiling face, words of encouragement and infinite prayers to her children: Christopher (Tracee) Taylor of McCalla, Alabama and Michelle Taylor (Gerald) Marbury of Powder Spring, Georgia; her sisters: Ethell Barker of Webster, New York and Shirley T. Brewer of Dothan, Alabama; five grandchildren: Christolyn Taylor, Imani Marbury, Chistiana Taylor, Isaiah Marbury and Christopher James Taylor; sister-in-law: Rev. Berletha Taylor; devoted nieces and nephews: Forester Thompson, III of Dothan, Alabama, Yolonda Thompson of Richmond, Virginia, Curtis Thompson of Chicago, Illinois, Patricia Thompson of Rochester, New York, Frederick Thompson of Birmingham, Alabama, Felicia Renee Thompson of Dothan, Alabama, John (Sarah) Baker of Webster, New York, Tonya Taylor of Columbia, South Carolina. Lynn Taylor of Columbia, South Carolina, Johnny Taylor of Marion, South Carolina, Pam Curry of Dothan, Alabama and Roderick Curry of Dothan, Alabama. She also leaves behind a host of great nieces and nephews as well as cousins and friends.