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Leo Montez Taylor

May 2, 1947 ~ January 13, 2024 (age 76) 76 Years Old

Leo Taylor Obituary

"Did you ever know that you're my hero and everything I would like to be? I can fly higher than an eagle, for you are the wind beneath my wings. It might have appeared to go unnoticed, but I've got it all here in my heart. I want you to know I know the truth, of course I know it; I would be nothing without you. Did you ever know that you're my hero? You're everything I wish I could be. I could fly higher than an eagle, for you are the wind beneath my wings."

Trustee Leo Montez Taylor entered eternal rest on Saturday, January 13, 2024, at Sentara Princess Anne Hospital of Virginia Beach, VA. He was the son of the late Willie J. Taylor and Alphine Wood Taylor. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Cecil Davis of Roper, NC.

Celebration of Life Service will be Saturday, January 20, 2024, 2 p.m. at Union Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Elizabeth City, North Carolina with Rev. Frederick Godfrey, Pastor-Eulogist.  Interment will be in the Dove’s Landing Cemetery, Elizabeth City, North Carolina. A viewing/visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday, January 19, 2024, from 5 p.m.  – 7 p.m. The family will only be accepting visitors during the viewing/visitation on Friday at the funeral home.

Trustee Taylor leaves to cherish his memories a devoted wife, Charity Whitehurst Taylor, Elizabeth City, North Carolina; one daughter Cher Perry (Phelan), Clayton, North Carolina; one son, Chia Taylor (Shataqua), North Dinwiddie, Virginia; one Uncle, Lurdest Taylor, Temple Hills, Maryland; two sister-in-laws, Virginia Davis, Roper, North Carolina and Gloria Brit, Elizabeth City, North Carolina; five grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and devoted love ones.


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January 19, 2024

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Beach River Funeral Home
310 E. Grice Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Celebration of Life
January 20, 2024

2:00 PM
Union Chapel Missionary Baptist Church
1166 Ball Road
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

January 20, 2024

4:00 PM
Dove's Landing Cemetery
1609 Peartree Rd
Elizabeth City, North Carolina 27909


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