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Mary Lee (Hines) Taylor

May 23, 1924 ~ June 20, 2022 (age 98)

Obituary

Mary Lee (Hines) Taylor, 98, of Kinston, peacefully went to be with Jesus on June 20, 2022. She was born on May 23, 1924, to Rubert (Rube) and Reba Hines. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Earl Taylor; daughters, Annette Taylor and Ginny Waggy; grandson, Keith Taylor, and brothers Joel Edward (Bud) Hines and Bert (Tuffy) Hines.

She was the mother of six, grandmother of eight, great-grandmother of ten, and great-great-grandmother of six.

She is survived by three daughters, Reba Hill and husband, Edward, of Raleigh, Helen Taylor of Swansboro, and Robin Garner of Kinston; son, Lewis Taylor and wife, Bonnie, of Kinston; son-in-law, Gene Waggy of Dale City, Virginia; grandchildren, Mary Ann Martin (Ricky), Eddie Hill (Marsha), Deana Nash (Brian), Michael Taylor, Jonathan Lockamy, Jason Lockamy (Brook), and Lonnie Taylor.

“Grandma Taylor” enjoyed cooking, sewing, gardening, watching the birds, especially the cardinals (her favorite) and squirrels in the front yard. She could make anything grow and grow beautifully. She could equally show her skills in the kitchen, making some of the best biscuits and chicken pastry. She retired from the shirt factory in 1989 and later worked at West Company.

She attended Gray Branch FWB Church, Unity FWB Church, and Tabernacle FWB until her health began to decline.

The family would like to thank Seretta Thompson of Kinston for her devoted and loving care for the past year and the Hospice staff: Leslie, Sandra, Debbie, Brenda, and Pastor Seth for their compassionate care during the last few months.

A visitation will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 25, 2022 at Howard-Carter Funeral Home with funeral service following at 12:00 p.m. Pastor Jimmy Mercer will officiate. Burial will follow the service at Pinelawn Memorial Park.


Services

Visitation
Saturday
June 25, 2022

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Howard-Carter Funeral Home
1608 W. Vernon Ave
Kinston, NC 28504

Funeral Service
Saturday
June 25, 2022

12:00 PM
Howard-Carter Funeral Home
1608 W. Vernon Ave
Kinston, NC 28504

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