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Ollie Geneva Taylor

February 7, 1925 September 28, 2019
Ollie Geneva Taylor
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Ollie Geneva Gladden Taylor, the Matriarch of our family

Our mother fell asleep peacefully and never woke up, she went home 9/28/2019. Ollie was born 2/7/1925 in Chester South Carolina, Fairfield County.

Ollie was the 9th child of 10, of the late Henry and Janie (Bagley) Gladden. Ollie was the youngest daughter of six girls. As a child she was baptized at the age of 11 and attended Mount Olive First Baptist Church, Chester South Carolina.

As a child she loved to shoot marbles with the boys and jump rope. Ollie was a pianist and her teacher was from Boston. Ollie played the piano by ear, she use to say “I could hear the notes and just play”. Her favorite color was green. Her favorite sport was football. Her favorite Christmas gift was a robe. Ollie was a swimmer and use to swim in Lake Michigan in Chicago Illinois. Ollie loved to fish, go camping, garden and play cards. Spades was her favorite card game.

Ollie graduated from Finley High School, in Chester South Carolina, at the age of 16 years old. Ollie left South Carolina to New Jersey and then to Chicago. Ollie met the love of her life, Edd Leon Taylor Sr. They joined in holy matrimony, September 12, 1946 and produced five glorious children, two sons and three daughters. Ollie was a stay at home mom.

Ollie was proceeded in death, by her parents Henry and Janie Gladden, all of her siblings, her husband Edd Leon Taylor Sr, her son Steven Fitzgerald and a son in law Ricky Spearman

Ollie leaves her children Janice Gray, Edd Jr , Lula Bell Spearman, Marsha O. Sanders (Dandy), not to mourn, but to celebrate having her for 94 years,

Grandchildren: Lamond, Parrish, Che, Russell, Ricky , Elliot, Nicole, Tiffany, Trenton, Sharlene, Stefanie, Sierra, Shelby, and Bijan

Eighteen great grandchildren, seven great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Ollie leaves so many people who cared about her. All of her close friends, Mrs. Terrell, Mrs. James and Ms. Jackson are all gone. She can join them now once again. Those four were the original Golden Girls. Everyone on Harbor Street, were Ollie lived, knew her as the (candy lady) and the (icy cup) lady.

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1:00 PM 10/5/2019 1:00:00 PM
Jones Funeral Home Kankakee LLC

1055 N Schuyler Ave
Kankakee, IL 60901

Funeral services will be at 2 PM also at the Funeral Home. Rev. William David Johnson is the officiate

Jones Funeral Home Kankakee LLC
1055 N Schuyler Ave Kankakee 60901 IL
United States

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