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Leslie Renee'

October 21, 1948 – September 29, 2018

Leslie Taylor
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Obituary for Leslie Renee' Taylor

Leslie Renee’ Taylor, age 69, of Lexington, Mississippi, passed away on September 29, 2018, in Jackson, Mississippi, at Baptist Hospital.
Visitation will be held from 12:30-2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 2, at First Presbyterian Church of Lexington. The funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 2, at First Presbyterian Church of Lexington. Dr. Paul Long will be officiating. Burial will follow the funeral at Pinecrest Cemetary in Tchula, MS. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Southern Funeral Home in Lexington.
Leslie Renee’ Taylor was born in Lexington, Mississippi, on October 21, 1948. She graduated from Lexington High School in 1966 and continued on to receive a Bachelor’s degree from The Mississippi University for Women in 1969.
Renee’ was married to Bluford Thomas Taylor Jr. on October 18, 1970; they were married 47 years.
Upon graduation, Renee’ worked for Delta Airlines in Jackson, Mississippi, for 6 years. She later obtained a Mississippi Real Estate Broker’s license and became a Certified General Appraiser. She practiced at Renee’ G. Taylor Realty for 33 years. She enjoyed sewing and reading. She was a devoted member of First Presbyterian Church in Lexington, Mississippi. Above all, Renee’ was devoted to her family, and steadfast in her love for the Lord.
Renee’ is survived by her husband, Bluford Thomas Taylor Jr.; daughter, Leslie Taylor Spell; son, Bluford Thomas Taylor III (Jenny); grandchildren: Annabeall Taylor Spell, Kara Rhodes, Billy Rhodes, and Joseph Edwards. She also leaves behind brothers: Barry Gilliland (Kelly) of Ruston, Louisiana, and Jerry Gilliland (Anita) of Grenada, Mississippi; nieces, Lenzie Gilliland Crosby of Oxford and Sarah Gilliland of Ruston, Louisiana, nephew, Marty Gilliland of Grenada; great niece, Mildred Ann Crosby; sister-in-law, Betty Lou Mechatto, and brother-in-law, Kenneth Blair Taylor, both of Gulfport.
Renee’ is preceded in death by her mother, Roxie Dean Smith and father, Leslie Beall Gilliland Jr.
The family of Renee’ G. Taylor wishes to thank her many caregivers associated with Baptist Hospital, Baptist Hospice Ministries, and Sta-Home Home Health for the excellent care they provided for her and her family.

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When Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 12:30pm - 2:30pm
First Presbyterian Church
103 Church Street
Lexington, MS 39095

Service Information

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 2:30pm
First Presbyterian Church
103 Church Street
Lexington, MS 39095

Interment Information

Pinecrest Cemetery
Rosebank-Mt Olive Road
Tchula, MS