Mary Evelyn Campbell Taylor

Published 12:45 pm Monday, March 14, 2016

2nd Timothy 4: 7: “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, and I have kept the faith.”
Mary Evelyn Campbell Taylor, 88, of Elizabethton, went home to be with her Lord, Friday, March 11, 2016, at her residence.
She was born October 20, 1927 in Carter County to the late Taft and Grace Bradshaw Campbell.
Mrs. Taylor was a homemaker who loved doing for her family and her church family. She was an active member of First Free Will Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul E. Taylor, who died April 4, 2005; a sister, Carolyn Richards; and a brother, Bruce Campbell.
Survivors include her daughters, Paulette Taylor Johnson and husband Paul Rochester, Aurora, Colo., and Mitzi Phillips and husband Keith, Elizabethton; five grandchildren, Curtis Johnson and wife Hillary, Christie Clare and husband Richard, Rachel Rochester, Matt Rochester and Dustin Phillips; six great-grandchildren; four sisters, Georgia Berry, Elizabethton, Betty Kyte, Williamsburg, Va., Peggy Richardson, Johnson City, and Darrel Ann Fair and husband Packy, Elizabethton; four brothers, James S. “Bo” Campbell and wife JoAnn, Elizabethton, Paul Campbell and wife Wanda, Raleigh, N.C., Harold Campbell and wife Lorraine, Knoxville, and Bobby Campbell and wife Judy, Johnson City; several nieces and nephews; and her special four-legged friend, “Daisy.”
A service to celebrate the life of Mary Evelyn Taylor will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jack Lloyd officiating. Music will be provided by Carol Bowers. Interment will follow at Mountain Home National Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be her nephews, Marc Campbell, Greg Kyte, John Kyte, Bobby Richards, Kelly Richardson, Steven Fair, Ryan Curtis and Hunter Pierson. Honorary pallbearers will be Packy Fair, Dwight Richards, her brothers and her church family. The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also visit with the family at her residence. Condolences may be sent to her family at our website at www.memorialfcelizabethton.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Taylor family.

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