Marian Marie Taylor
11/17/1928 - 09/12/2020
Obituary for Marian Marie Taylor
On Saturday, Sept 12, 2020, Marian “Meme” Taylor, loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, died at the age of 91. Marian was born in Marvell Arkansas to James and Ruby Lofton on November 17, 1928. Born as a preemie in 1928, the doctor told Ruby not to get attached to this one. Boy did she prove him wrong; she survived and thrived. After graduating from Marvel High School, she was introduced to Ray Taylor via her brother in law, Taft Laster. They married in 1955 and she became a “Michigander”. They raised 2 daughters, Joni (Taylor) Bollinger and Susan “Suki” (Taylor) Fleet. Marian worked part time in Sparta at Paris Bakery and Emmons Supermarket but was always home at 3pm for her daughters. She was an avid reader, loved to play cards, and taught her grandson to play cribbage. Marian was preceded in death by her mother, father and 4 siblings. Her husband died in 1985 and she lost her sweet daughter, Joni, in 1989, at only 32 years old. Marian is survived by daughter, Suki and Jim Fleet, grandchildren Mellissa, Frankie and “great grandson” Jase Cifuentes, Audrey (Fleet) and Eric Anderson, Hannah (Fleet) and Levi Curler, and Daniel Fleet. She has many other loved relatives across the South. A Catholic mass and celebration will be offered on Friday evening, 7:00 P.M. at Holy Family Catholic Church with Msgr. Terrence Stewart Celebrant. Friends may meet the family at the Church on Friday, 6 until time of Mass at 7:00 P.M. The use of masks and social distancing will be required. In lieu of flowers, donations could be made to Emmanuel Hospice of Grand Rapids at www.emmanuelhospice.org.
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