April 12, 1925 - November 21, 2019 Louise Mills Taylor passed away peacefully at Gordon Hospice House Thursday, November 21, 2019. Mrs. Taylor was born in Statesville, April 12, 1925. She was the daughter of the late Oscar R. and Bettie Baker Mills. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and Lydia Sunday School Class. Louise was a charter member of the Women's Civic Club, serving as President for several years. She received her 50-year membership pin at the GFWC-NC Convention in 2002. She was a retired tax clerk and secretary with the Iredell County Tax Supervisor's Office. Louise graduated from Statesville High School. She also took numerous tax courses at the Institute of Government at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Growing up, she liked to go to her dad's business, Mills Electric Shop. He taught her to make and repair lamps, which she enjoyed doing all of her life. She continued to work with him until his death. One of her greatest joys was making homemade decorative candy. Through the years, she made over 10,000 pieces of candy for family and friends. She was married Dec. 12, 1952, to Dewey William Taylor Sr., who passed away Sept. 9, 2016. Survivors include one daughter, Laura Louise Taylor den Boer and son-in-law, David, of Cypress, Texas; and her granddaughter, Dr. Emily Louise den Boer Mackie of Austin, Texas. Aunt Sissie is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and great-great-nieces and -nephews. In addition to her beloved husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Dewey W. Taylor Jr.; brothers, John L. and Col. O.R. Mills Jr.; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Click Mills; and sister, Elizabeth Mills Brand. Funeral services will be at the First Baptist Church sanctuary Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, at 1 p.m. The family will greet all guests after the service. A private graveside service for the family will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send your gifts to either the First Baptist Church, 815 Davie Ave., Statesville, NC 28677; or Gordon Hospice House, 2341 Simonton Rd. Statesville, NC 28625. Condolences may be left at www.bunchjohnsonfuneralhome.com. Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home www.bunchjohnsonfuneralhome.com
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