Charlie Taylor Jr.
1941 - 2021
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Charlie Taylor, Jr. began his race of life March 13, 1941. He crossed the finish line February 13, 2021 at 2:44 pm. At the finish line was our Savior Jesus Christ to welcome me home. By his side was his devoted and loving wife, Catherine. Charlie was a native of Fort Pierce, Florida and a resident of Clinton, Louisiana. He was preceded in death by his mother, Iretha Minus Taylor, and his father, Charlie Taylor, Sr. Two sisters; Creola Young (Aaron) Mary B. Bacon (Pete); one brother, James "Mike" Taylor, all of Fort Pierce, Florida. He is survived a sister Irma Reynolds (Robert) of Fairport, New York. Charlie Leaves to celebrate his homegoing; his devoted wife, Catherine Butler Taylor (Clinton), two sons, Rodriguez Fred Taylor of Baton Rouge, LA and Jason D'Orsay Taylor (Tamara) of Arlington, Texas. One grandson, Julius Eli Taylor and a granddaughter Gloria Lillian Taylor. There is a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends to cheer me on at the finish line. Because of his football ability to run the "rock", Charlie earned the name "Hoss" and was recruited to play for Johnson C. Smith, Grambling State and the Gold and Blue of Southern University in 1960. Charlie chose Southern University Baton Rouge, where he would not only run the "rock," but also earn his B.S. and Master's Degree in Education. He would obtain his +30 graduate hours from LSU and the University of Southern Mississippi. In 1967 he became a member of the faculty of St. Helena High School. There he served as a Social Science teacher and assistant football coach. He would become the Principal of St. Helena Middle School (Grades 5-8). He would serve as Principal of St. Helena High School from 1992 to 2003. A private memorial service will be Saturday, Feb 20, 2021 at Richardson Funeral Home of Clinton. Reading: Each one's work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one's work of what sort it is. 1 Corinthians, 3:13.

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Published in The Advocate from Feb. 18 to Feb. 20, 2021.
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February 21, 2021
Mr. Taylor was my principal for years. He was a gentle giant and excellent organizer. You have our sincere sympathy. May God's love and tender mercy see you through this phase of your lives. We are sending up timber for each of you. God is able, please keep his legacy alive from one generation to the next. Thanks Mr. Taylor for all your inspiring words, dedication and countless hours devoted to our parish. Rest in peace, we will meet you again someday.
Patricia Chaney
Coworker
February 20, 2021
Mr Taylor was an inspiring teacher who challenged and motivated his students to achieve their best. Sincere condolences to all of his loved ones.
Jeffery Cook
Student
February 20, 2021
Charlie was a good neighbor and a kind person who will be missed. Praying for the family that God will strengthen them in their time of sorrow.
Josie and Richard Shropshire
Neighbor
February 20, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Percy Donald
Coworker
February 19, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Rev. Rochelle and Cherrie Brumfield
Acquaintance
February 19, 2021
Sending Deepest Sympathy to the Taylor Family from Sterling Tucker and Gloristine T. Tanner.
Gloristine T. Tanner
Coworker
February 19, 2021
With Deepest Sympathy
Tucker Family
Family
February 19, 2021
Rest In Peace! Educator , coach and friend ! May the family find comfort in your memories doing this difficult time.
Michael Ramsey
Student
February 19, 2021
Praying for the Taylor family.
Elizabeth Hitchens
Neighbor
February 18, 2021
Praying for the Taylor family. Mr. Taylor was my former teacher at St. Helena High.
Dr. Carolyn Smith
Student
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