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April 8, 1929 - July 3, 2016
Jeannette Taylor, age 87, formerly of East Preston, passed away peacefully July 3, 2016 at the QE11 Halifax Infirmary site surrounded by her family. Born in East Preston, she was the daughter of the late Deacon Charles and Sarah (Diggs) Taylor. She was the last living member of fifteen siblings. She worked for many years for the late Mayor IW Akerley and his family as a domestic, and was a lifelong member of the East Preston United Baptist Church. She was an incredible folk artist best known for her beautiful creations. She could always be found with a sketch book in her hand, even in her last days. She was an excellent cook and loved to bake and provide for her large family. Her greatest love after God was her many grandchildren. Her face would light up whenever they came around. She is survived by daughters; Heather (Lawrence) Dorrington, Dartmouth, Jennette (Elaine), Dartmouth, Roxanne Simmons, Halifax, Wanda, Dartmouth, and adopted daughter, Kayla, Scarborough. Sons; Henry (Tina), Dartmouth, Gerald (Carolyn), Dartmouth, Stewart, Vancouver; 37 grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers; Charles, George, Wilfred, Donald, and sisters; Helen, Hazel, Sarah, Dorothy, Muriel, Florence, Evelyn, Elma, Rebbie, and a sister in infancy. Visitation will be held Thursday July 7th from 7 pm to 8 pm at the East Preston United Baptist Church. Funeral service will be held Friday July 8th at 1 pm. Associate Minister Dr. Joyce Ross officiating. Burial in the East Preston United Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the East Preston United Baptist Church Building for God Fund. The family extends special thanks to the medical staff of the QE11 and all of those who called, visited, and gave their support. Online condolences may be made at: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com