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Emma Jean (Wood) Taylor

April 22, 1942 ~ April 15, 2021 (age 78)

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Emma Jean Wood Taylor “Mimies”, 78, of Dillard, GA passed away Thursday, April 15, 2021. She was born April 22, 1942 in Highlands, NC to the late Eugene C. Wood and Mamie Houston Wood. Jean was a Co-owner/Secretary for C Taylor Construction for many years. She was a Godly lady, and was a member of Newman’s Chapel Baptist Church. Throughout her life, she has been an active member of the Church, serving as a Sunday School teacher and choir member.  Jean was a true light in the lives of her family and friends. 


Jean is survived by her daughter, Teresa Dodgins and husband Terrell; five grandchildren, Steven, Taylor (Kayla), Preston (Lauren), Brandon (Alex) and Jeanilee Fenoglio; four great-grandchildren, Remington, Juliana, Hunter and Hiker Fenoglio. In addition to her parents, Jean is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Taylor. She is survived by her lifelong, faithful friend Opal Dodgins. 


Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM Sunday, April 18, 2021 at Newman Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Dennis Ledford officiating. Burial will follow at the Newman Chapel Cemetery, Otto, NC.

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Funeral Service
April 18, 2021

3:00 PM
Newman Chapel Baptist Church
60 Mulberry Road
Otto, NC 28763

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