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December 04, 2019 - 00:00
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Mr. James Lee Taylor, 76, died Saturday morning, November 30, 2019, at Baylor Scott and White Medical Center in College Station.

Calling hours will take place from 12:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, December 6, at Lindley-Robertson-Holt Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 7, at St. Holland Missionary Baptist Church. Interment will follow in McDonald Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be Quinten Turner, Kenray Thompson, Toboris Warren, Amos Caldwell, Charles Henley, Jr., Ricky Turner and Roger West. Named as honorary pallbearers are Ronnie Taylor, Jr., George Johnson, Hendrick Woods, Kaleb Walter, M’Keheilan Woods, Marvin Scott and Patrick Minor.

James was born on Tuesday, March 16, 1943 in White Hall to loving and proud parents, Robert Lee Taylor, Sr. and Addie Mae White Arrington. James was the oldest son of five sisters and three brothers. James accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Truevine Missionary Baptist Church and attended school in Courtney. He married the love of his life, Mary Lee Searcy, and from this union six children were born. James worked for a number of years for International Paper and after the plant closed, he went to work for NOV until his retirement in 2015.

James was preceded in death by his parents and stepfather, C.B. Arrington; a son, Thomas Taylor; brother Robert Lee Taylor, Jr. and great grandchildren, Ja’michelynn Rush, Karter Pillows and Ava Erving.

He leaves to cherish his memory his loving and devoted wife of 53 years in which they spent 56 years together, Marry Lee Taylor of Navasota; his children, Lisa Jessie and husband Zachary of Navasota, James Taylor, Jr. and wife Laura of Brenham, Ronnie Taylor and wife Tammy, Keith Taylor and wife Brittney and Kenneth Taylor, all of Navasota; siblings, Fannie Mason, of Houston, Annie Williams and husband Allen, of R.L. Arrington, both of Navasota, Shirley Arrington, of College Station, William Arrington and wife Leslie, Helen Owens and devoted sister, Lillian Thomas and husband Clarence; all of Navasota; 13 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends and a special nurse at Baylor Scott and White Medical Center, Neetha B.

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