Jessie Taylor

Published 2:31 pm Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Jessie Mae Jennings Taylor, 79, passed away Saturday afternoon, April 21, 2018, at her home surrounded by loved ones, following an extended illness.

The Bogalusa native was the daughter of Jessie “Red” McClendon Jennings and Johnie Mae Quillian Jennings. She was an avid bridge player, enjoyed gardening, was a friend to every animal in the neighborhood, and was loved by many.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William “Bill” Robert Taylor; a son, Robert Bryan Taylor; and four brothers, James Stanley Jennings, Overton John “O.J.” Jennings, Calvin Lee Selman, and Oscar William “Ruff” Selman.

She is survived by one daughter, Traci Taylor; one son, Brett (Laura) Taylor; two grandchildren, Marissa (Joel) Padilla and Spencer Taylor; and other relatives and friends.

“Miss Me but Let Me Go”

I come to the end of the road/And the sun has set for me/I want no rites in a gloom filled room/Why cry for a soul set free/Miss me a little but not too long/And not with your head bowed low/Remember the love we once shared/Miss me but let me go/For this is a journey that we all must take/ And each must go alone/It’s all a part of the Master’s Plan/ A Step on the road to home/When you are lonely and sick of heart/Go to the friends we know/And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds/Miss me but let me go.

Visitation will be held at Rabenhorst East Funeral Home, located at 11000 Florida Blvd. in Baton Rouge, on Thursday, April 26, from noon until 2 p.m. Services will immediately follow. Private interment will be at Greenoaks Memorial Park.