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“Dear Marsha and Family:MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU DURING THIS TIME. I want to thank you Marsha for remembering me all these years.God Bless...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Victor Howdieshell - ALBUQUERQUE, NM


2 of 16 | Posted by: Victor HOWDIESHELL - ALBUQUERQUE, NM

“Dear Marsha Anne and family....we will miss Melvin and send you and your family our prayers for peace at this time. I am thankful to have many good...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Mary Call Langella - Jacksonville, FL

“I am very sorry for your loss. ”
4 of 16 | Posted by: John Crabtree - Fairfield, CA

“Marsha sorry to hear of Melvin's passing.May GOD be with you and your family.You are in our prayers. Thinking of you also. Love Virginia Ann...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: dianne johnson - lowell, NC

“Marsha. Children, Grandchildren, So sorry for you loss. Praying for You and yours, that God will hold you close as no other can. That the sweet...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Alice Neal - Gastonia, NC

“I meet Melvin when I was young. He was a good friend of my fathers. I started with CSX railroad In 1995 when I was 19 years old. I worked with Melvin...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Marcus Toomey - Gastonia, NC

“Marsha thinking of you during your loss. Pray you find peace. ”
8 of 16 | Posted by: Susan Puett Herman - Wilmington, NC

“Marsha, I am so sorry to hear of Melvin's passing. I know, well, the sadness and sense of aloneness you are experiencing, and my prayers are with...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Joe Fisher - Conover, NC

“I am so sorry for your loss. I am the grand-daughter of Etta Pace Russell. ”
10 of 16 | Posted by: Cathy Sanders - Gastonia

“I worked with Moe at CSX for the last 5 years of his career and he was the Greatest Engineer and Teacher I've ever known! He made me laugh all the...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Preston McPherson - Monroe, NC

“Sorry for your loss. God Bless you all. ”
12 of 16 | Posted by: Michael Dembinski - Bolivia, NC

“Thinking of you with sympathy. ”
13 of 16 | Posted by: Barbara Dembinski - Concord, NC

“GOD WAS IN NEED OF ANOTHER ANGEL..MAY GOD BLESS THE TAYLOR FAMILY.SORRY TO LOSE ANOTHER FAMILY MEMBER..MELVIN WAS A FIRST COUSIN, AND ONE DAY SOON WE...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: MAX AND DORIS PACE - LINCOLNTON, NC

“Marsha. Just wanted to send my condolences to you, and let you know that I'm keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Mary...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Mary Anne Rohr - Greensboro, NC

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: JANET CLIPPARD CRAWFORD


Melvin Taylor
1941 - 2017

Lowell – Melvin Reid Taylor, 76 passed away peacefully on November 10, 2017 at Robin Johnson House surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Gaston County on July 21, 1941 to the late Douglas L. and Bessie Pace Taylor. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother
R. Douglas Taylor.

Melvin was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dallas where he was a member of the Christian Fellowship Sunday School Class and served on the Board of Trustees. He is a veteran of the US Marine Corp where he served during the Vietnam War. Melvin was an Engineer with CSX-Railroad, where he retired with over 30 years of dedicated service. Melvin was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be greatly missed!

Left to cherish his memories includes his loving wife of 51 years, Marsha Friday Taylor; daughter, Pam Taylor Church and husband Brandon; son, John Paul Taylor and wife Kelly Garrison Taylor;
grandchildren, Lee Bingham and wife Lindsay Musick Bingham; Gil Church; Braeden Taylor, Lucas Taylor, and Kenslee Taylor;
sister, Shirley Hinson

The family extends heartfelt appreciation to friends and family for the loving concern and support during Melvin's illness. A special thank you to the staff at Robin Johnson House for their compassionate care.

The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m., Monday, November 13th at First United Methodist Church, 301 West Main Street, Dallas prior to the 1:30 p.m., Celebration of Life Service with Reverend Caroll Flack officiating.

Interment will follow at Gaston Memorial Park

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church and/or Robin Johnson House c/o Gaston Hospice, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia, NC 28054.

Condolences may be made to www.withersandwhisenantfuneral.com

Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 2916 Union Road, Gastonia 704-864-5144 is serving the Family.

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Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Service
2916 Union Rd. Gastonia, NC 28054
Tel. (704) 864-5144

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