Obituary for Mrs. Sylvia Ann Taylor

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Mrs. Sylvia Ann Taylor

June 15, 1947 - April 30, 2018

Sylvia Ann (Morris) Taylor was born in Berkley, California on June 15, 1947 to the parents of Lawrence II and Otha Mae Morris. She received Christ at an early age: grew up and attended Munger Avenue Baptist Church under the pastorship of Dr. B.E. Joshua and religiously and diligently served in the youth choir, Sunday Church School and BTU (Baptist Training Union).
Her family moved to Dallas when she was young child, where she attended Dallas Public Schools. She was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School, received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Early Child Education and Development from Texas Woman’s University, and accumulated additional hours towards a Master’s Degree. In 1970, she married her high school sweetheart, Charles H. Taylor, and to this union one child was born.
Sylvia’s teaching career began at Head Start of Greater Dallas where she taught and shortly after was promoted to Parent Coordinator. Later she gained employment with Dallas Independent School District as one of the first GED Teachers for the Dallas County Jail System; in which the majority of her career was fulfilled and committed to instructing their Inmate Adult Education Program. During her 28 years of employment she received several awards and recognition for her dedication and genuine interest in inmates’ educational success and rehabilitation.
Loved and adored by many, Sylvia will be remembered for her spunky, feisty, and comical personality. Her caregiving nature and unselfishness acts she expressed towards her family never went unnoticed. For Sylvia, taking care of family was a full time job and her main priority.
She leaves to cherish her memory: husband, Charles Taylor; daughter, Guybreet McKinney (Herman); sister, Brenda Morris; brother, Lawrence Morris III; brother-in-law, George Taylor; sister-in-law, Carolyn Loftis; step-daughter Sharli Watson Stephen (Kelvin); step-grandsons Keyvireon Brooks and Malquay Bell; step-granddaughter Kenzli Stephen; extended families; Alphane McKinney and family, Michael Chambers and family, Myrna Berry and family, Floyd Fearce and family, Vera Parks and family; Linda Davis and family, Willie Mae Wilson and family, LaRon Wilson and family; and a host of other relatives and friends.


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Visitation Information

Date: Monday, May 7, 2018

Time: 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Black and Clark Funeral Home


2517 E. Illinois Avenue, Dallas, TX, 75216

Wake: 7-8pm, Monday, May 7, 2018
Black and Clark Funeral Chapel
2517 E. Illinois Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75216

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Time: 10:00 am

Black and Clark Funeral Chapel


2517 E. Illinois Avenue, Dallas, TX, 75216


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Born: June 15, 1947
Died: April 30, 2018

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Shirley Curtis posted on 6/8/18

Charlie and Guybreet I will miss Sylvia's smile, kindness and fun loving nature. I pray that you will find peace. Remember when you have a sad day, just think what Sylvia would say and her memory will uplift your spirit. Love Shirley and J. Curtis


Charlotte Thomas posted on 5/20/18

Sending heartfelt condolences to the family. God bless everyone. Earth has no sorrow that heaven cant heal.


john and ella johnson posted on 5/11/18

As family as you look to the sky perhaps what we see is not the stars, but rather openings in haven, where the adoration of our lost love ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy. And as you comprehend this profound loss, let yourself cry knowing each tear is a note of love rising to the heavens and hold tight to memories for comfort. John and Ella Johnson


Dr. Dimetrous Nixon posted on 5/10/18

Charles and family, you have my sincere sympathy.


Kim posted on 5/10/18

Praising God for your life.


Thenia Jenkins-DSO Retired posted on 5/8/18

What wonders awaits us in yonder fair land! The face of our Savior, the touch of his hand! For Jesus is waiting to welcome us there. Heartfelt Sympathy to the Family and Friends.


Nedra Foster posted on 5/8/18

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Nedra Foster posted on 5/8/18

My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. May God give you ALL much NEEDED STRENGTH AND PEACE AND most of ALL, LOVE. I WILL BE PRAYING FOR THE FAMILY. BE BLESSED.


Delphine Pitts Ganious posted on 5/8/18

Condolence to the Morris and Taylor families. May God strengthen and comfort you.


Debra McQueen Agnes posted on 5/8/18

To the Taylor and Morris family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Sylvia was so beautiful inside and out. I always admired and looked up to her when we were kids starting back at Munger Ave. Baptist Church. I loved spending time with all the Morris sisters!! Sylvia, I have nothing but great memories of you. RIP ??


Betty McGowan Culbreath posted on 5/8/18

Sorry for your loss Charles my prayers with you and family


JANICE BURNEY posted on 5/7/18

My deepest heart felt sympathy to you Guybreet and your father Mr. Charles Taylor in the lost of your mom and wife, keep trusting in God's heart even when you can't see his hands, he sees and feel your pain, take your lost one day at a time, take care love you more!.. Ms. Janice


Jeanenne Robinson-Spencer posted on 5/7/18

To the Morris and Taylor family. You have my deepest sympathy for the lost of a great woman and friend. Sylivia and I grew up together as sisters on Lucille St. Her mom was my Aunt Otha Mae to me and my children and my mom was Aubt Clee. God takes only the best and she was the best.


Jesse scaggs posted on 5/7/18