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Jessie Ledford Taylor

April 17, 1933 — February 4, 2016

Jessie Ledford Taylor, age 82, of Calhoun, passed away, Thursday evening, February 4, 2016, at Tennova Healthcare of Cleveland. Born April 17, 1933, to the late Rev. L.V. and Eula Mae Cunningham Ledford, she lived most of her life in the Bradley and McMinn Counties and was a member of Unity Church of GOD. Jessie retired from Hardwick Clothes with over twenty years of service and enjoyed singing, reading her bible and spending time with her family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Joe Taylor; grandson, Michael Kirkpatrick; and brothers, Leroy Ledford and Gene Ledford.

Jessie is survived by her children, Bobby Taylor and wife Teresa of Sweetwater; Charlotte Taylor of Cleveland, Brenda Taylor of Harrison, and Donnie Taylor of Calhoun; grandchildren, Ray Taylor and wife Jessica of San Antonio, TX, Brian Rose and wife Ronnie of Polk County; and David Taylor and wife Tiffany of Sweetwater; sisters, Alice Wheeler and husband Robert of McDonald, Frances McIntire of McDonald; and brothers, Larry Ledford of Cleveland and Rev. Winston Ledford and wife Louise of Cleveland. Eleven grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, and other extended family members also survive.

Funeral services were conducted at 8p.m. Saturday, February 6, 2016, from the funeral home chapel.

Family and friends will meet at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home and proceed to Cofer Cemetery for the 2p.m. committal service.

The family received friends from 6-8p.m. Saturday, February 6 prior to the service.

Online condolences may be sent to

Grissom Serenity Funeral Home and Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.


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