Rebecca M. Taylor, 69, Rochester, passed away at 9:36 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester, surrounded by her loving family as she went home to be with Jesus.
She was born on April 21, 1950, in Knoxville, Tenn., the daughter of Jesse Ault and Maggie E. (Hackney) Thomas. On July 14, 1965, in Chicago, Ill. she married Eddie R. Taylor. He preceded her in death on Oct. 28, 2011.
Mrs. Taylor had been a homemaker. She loved spending her time with her children and grandchildren. In her spare time she loved to listen to old country music, working coloring books for adults, and was an avid fan of the Hallmark Channel and HGTV.
Survivors include her children: Gary Taylor, Rochester; Jeff Taylor, Columbia, Mo.; Paula and husband Jeff Holcomb, Karen Simpson, Rochester; grandchildren, Lauren Taylor, Bakersfield, Calif.; Phillip (Joline) Taylor, Rochester; Rebecca (Chris) Allison, Santa Monica, Calif.; John (Joni) Slater, Rochester; Eddie (Alaina) Holcomb, Logansport; Melissa (Dillon) Slater, Plymouth; Corbin Slater, Plymouth; Tabitha Simpson, Rochester; great-grandchildren: Arabelle Taylor, Rochester; Aydin Taylor, Rochester; Milo Taylor, Rochester; Emma Taylor, Rochester; Lilo Smith, Knox; sisters: Joyce (Ramiro) Alonzo, Guadalejara, Mexico; Patricia Thomas, Kokomo; brother, John Thomas, Knoxville, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Melissa Slater, son, Edward Taylor, granddaughter, Kirsten Taylor, sisters, Maggie Holt, Carolyn Cline, brothers, Pete Thomas, Gordon Thomas, Jesse Thomas and William Thomas.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 8, at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Friends may visit from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to service at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester