2 Corinthians 5:1 – For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, and house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
Mother Sadie Mae Jones Taylor, a native of Putnam began her earthly journey on March 14, 1914 as she was born to Palmer and Lula King Jones. She was transformed from time to eternity on June 29, 2013.
At an early age she united with the Friendship Baptist Church in Carson (Leroy), and the Union Baptist Church in Coffeeville. Later she moved to Jackson and united with the Mount Olive No. 2 Baptist Church under the leadership of E.L. Williams. Presently, Pastor Stevenson E. Tullis serves as the pastor.
Over the years at Mount Olive No. 2 Baptist Church, she served as the Mother of the Church, a choir member, a church hostess, Pastor’s Aide Board President and Missionary Ministry President. She continued to attend church, Sunday School and worship services until her health failed.
As a true servant of God and the community, she was a certified beautician and helped others to become proficient in the trade. Her home was the place where love abode and everyone was welcome.
Survivors include her foster son and nephew, Rev. D.W. (Mary) Moore; a foster daughter, Adrian “Acey” King (Anthony) Hixon; a foster grandson, Tevin King, stepchildren; 24 nephews and nieces, William and Bernice, Joe and Hannah, Louise and Edsel, Fred and Josie, Sadie Jane, Tommie and Marilyn, Lucinda, Lula Mae, Della, Fred and Jacqueline, Verna and Willie, Mary and Fred, Donald and Stephanie, Ella Marie, Sallie, Henrietta and Emmett, Hosie, Martha and Jimmy, Robert, Fannie and Glenn, Delois and David, Sheryl, Shander and Loretha; a devoted great-niece, Sylvia (Willis) McCaster, many other great-nephews, nieces, kindred, dear friends and church family.
She was preceded in death by a son, Arthur Baskin Slater, spouses, Abraham Slater and Ruben Taylor Sr., one brother, Henry Jones, three sisters, Josie Moore, Louise Scruggs and Lily Spencer.
The service was July 6 at 12 p.m. at Mount Olive No. 2 Baptist Church in Jackson.
Jackson Memorial Funeral Home directed.