Mrs. Jean B. Taylor, age 80, of Fernandina Beach passed away on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Baptist Medical Center-Nassau.
She was born on April 25, 1937 in Fitzgerald, GA to the late Willis D. and Hazel C. (Mendell) Barnes.
She grew up in Fitzgerald having been raised by George and Gladys Kilgore.
She graduated from Fitzgerald High School in 1956 and then married Jimmy Ray Taylor in 1958. They moved to Fernandina in 1961 where she went to work for the Nassau County School System as a Cafeteria attendant. Later, she was associated for many years at Kmart as a sales person.
Mrs. Taylor was a longtime member of the North 14th Baptist Church .
She is preceded in death by her brother James “Buddy” Barnes and her sister Donnette Mobley.
She leaves behind her husband of 57 years, Jimmy R. Taylor of Fernandina Beach, FL, children; D. Glynn and Debi Taylor of Jacksonville, FL, Mike and Susie Taylor of Fernandina Beach, FL, Stephen and Mandi Taylor of Kingsland, GA, and Sissy Lyle of Fernandina Beach, FL. She also leaves behind her grandchildren; Hunter Taylor, Nathan Taylor, Kadence Taylor and longtime special friend and neighbor, Sherry Sutton.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley-Heard with Reverend Noel Roberts officiating.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Tuesday evening at Oxley-Heard
She will be laid to rest in Hughes Cemetery in Yulee, FL.
Memorials may be made in her name to the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children c/o Morocco Shrine Temple, 3800 St. John’s Bluff, Jacksonville, FL. 32224