Mary Frances Taylor

Born in Riddleton, TN on October 15, 1933

Departed on April 29, 2020 and resided in Gallatin, TN

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Mary Frances Taylor, age 86, of Gallatin, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on April 29, 2020. Mary was born in Riddleton, TN in Smith County on October 15, 1933. She is preceded in death by her parents, Carsey and Nannie Gregory Porter; two brothers, Eugene Porter and William Lee Porter.

Mary is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Kenneth Taylor; daughters, Lisa (Tom) Phillips and Lori (Ken) Sweat; grandchildren, Barbara (Dave) Hunsicker, Kendall Phillips, and Kate Sweat; one great grandchild, Felicity Hunsicker; and two brothers, Raymond (Joann) Porter and John Porter.

Mary was saved by the grace of God when she was twelve years old. She was concerned her entire life for others who did not know the Lord. Mary was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was loved by her family and was a wonderful cook, seamstress, and gardener. She was employed as a book keeper for many years and was respected for her meticulous work. She was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Hendersonville. All who knew her will miss her sweet smile.

A private graveside service for Mary will be held on May 1st. A life celebration at a later date.

10 Comments to Mary Frances Taylor

  1. Donetta Boone
    April 30, 2020 7:49 pm

    You and your family have my deepest sympathy. No matter how long we have our parents with us, it’s never long enough.
    I hope you find great joy and comfort in knowing that she is finally home with our loving Father.

  2. Liz Hagan
    April 30, 2020 8:42 pm

    Mary Frances how I love you lady. I will never forget our special tines together and our outings from Sunday School. Mary Frances kept me laughing, she was so happy and loved everybody. She most wanted the whole world to know her Savior Jesus. She taught me a lot and I miss her. Kate I miss and love you.

  3. Renee Pickney
    April 30, 2020 9:11 pm

    Sister Mary Francis was very sweet and kind. She was a very good Christain woman. She will be missed. Praying for Bro.Ken and the family.

  4. Vickie Troutt
    April 30, 2020 10:16 pm

    My heart goes out to all of you, and especially Bro. Ken! I so enjoyed the times I was able to visit with Sister Mary Frances, and fondly remember her testifying at church. This is such a difficult time to part with a loved one. Please know I will be praying for all of you.

  5. Justin Cofer
    April 30, 2020 11:55 pm

    I have such good memories of Ken and Mary Frances while growing up and going to church together. They both were so kind to our family when we lived in Hendersonville. I remember she always had a smile. Ken, Lori and Lisa – I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is so special and you all are in my prayers tonight.

  6. Rebecca and Bob Vanderpool
    May 1, 2020 9:39 am

    Our love and prayers to this sweet family. We loved Mrs Mary Frances and our wonderful conversations about church and our friends in Macon, Smith and Trousdale Counties. Proverbs 31;10-31

  7. Norma Apple
    May 1, 2020 1:28 pm

    Ken, Lori, Lisa – Love from Patrick and I. How precious are memories of all of you. Mary was such a special friend to me and truly a blessing always. All the visits helped me a lot more than they did Mary. You both were such good neighbors to us and good friends to go to church together and take trips – precious memories.

  8. Rosemary Sharpe
    May 1, 2020 6:36 pm

    Brother Ken, Lisa and Lori- Mary Frances was a dear sweet lady! Always smiling and ready to talk to anyone. I have so many memories; from attending Church together, to me spending nights, with Lisa, at the Taylor home! I have always loved y’all, and will never forget Mary Frances, for all of her sweet words to me, and always asking about my Mother. May God Bless you all! Our prayers have, and will continue to be with Brother Ken, and all of you!

  9. Connie R Perrigo
    May 2, 2020 8:54 am

    Ken, Lisa and Lori,
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We had some great times together along this journey called life. Looking forward to that great reunion some day. All our love,
    Steve and Connie Perrigo

  10. Jennifer Horne
    May 3, 2020 12:26 am

    To this dear family,

    I want you to know you are all in our prayers. This Gregory Family is so, so dear to me. My grandmother is Clara Gregory Barton. I use is because I know my grandmother is in Heaven, and another loved one has joined her. It thrilled my soul to see that you included her being saved in her obituary. I am very glad to be saved, and my family, also. We will certainly pray for you all. With much love, Bobby K., Jennifer, Kirstie, Bro. Will, and Endora Horne

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