Courier Career Woman Of The Week… Evone Taylor…Taylor Funeral Home

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I come from a poor family.

We didn’t’ have much

but God provided.

 

“O taste and see that the Lord is good.”  Psalm 34:8

 

I was born in Columbus, Georgia and I am the youngest of seven children born to the parents of the late George Taylor and the late Rosie Bell Williams Taylor.  My dad died when I was three years old, leaving my mother to raise six children, one sibling died at birth.  I am the product of a single parent home and am known to many as “Baby Sister”.  I was reared in Smiths, Alabama where I currently reside.  My mother did not work.  The only source of income was my daddy’s social security that we received monthly.  I come from a poor family.  We didn’t’ have much but God provided.

At an early age I accepted Christ and joined Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church located in Smiths, Alabama under the pastorage and leadership of the late Rev. Dr. J. H. Flakes, Jr. where I serve faithfully in many capacities.

 

I am a first generation college graduate.  After graduating from Smiths Station High School in Smiths, Alabama, I enrolled at Chattahoochee Valley Community College (CVCC) in Phenix City, Alabama where I graduated with an Associate’s Degree in General Education.

 

Upon graduating from CVCC, God blessed me with employment at CVCC in the Microcomputer Information System (MIS) Department.   While employed at CVCC, I not only worked in the MIS Department but also in the Business Office and with the Educational Talent Search Program (ETS).  During my tenure at CVCC, I was actively involved by serving on many boards and committees and passionately working as an advocate for the support staff for many years by serving as the President of CVCC Educational Support Personnel Organization (ESPO).

 

After a period time, I realized the longer I waited I probably would not further my education.  So I decided to take another step, therefore, I enrolled in Troy University – Phenix City Campus as a full time student where I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice.  I continued to work and at this time my mother’s health was declining.   With a desire and a passion to go even further, while working and caring for my mother, I enrolled in the Master’s program at Troy University as a part time student and received a Master’s Degree in Community Counseling.

 

“O taste and see that the Lord is good.”

 

I was caring for my mother, working fulltime at CVCC, enrolled as a part time student at Troy, working part time at Taylor Funeral Home, nobody but God !

 

Everything has a season and so when it was my season to make a career change, I retired from the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education after serving 25 years at Chattahoochee Valley Community College and joined the Taylor Team full time.

 

During my employment at CVCC, I also worked part-time at Taylor Funeral Home in the evenings and on weekends.  When Taylor Funeral Home opened in 1991, we could not afford to employ anyone, so my nephew, myself, my mom, my sister and other relatives and family friends worked the business until such time as we could pay employees – one at the time.  Nobody, But God !

 

Today, I am a proud member of The Taylor Team where I assist families in making funeral arrangements, direct funerals and a grief support facilitator.

 

And I thank God for giving Taylor Funeral Home the opportunity and privilege to serve this area by providing families a service complete in every detail and faultlessly executed in honor of a life that can henceforth be but a fond memory.  We offer the highest quality in professional services, facilities and equipment.  Nobody, but God !

 

In the words of my late mother, Rosie Bell Williams Taylor, “I can  do all things through Christ which strengthened me.”

 

And in the words of my late pastor, Rev. Dr. J. H. Flakes, Jr., “Conceive It, Believe It, Achieve It”.

 

I come from a poor family.

We didn’t’ have much

but God provided