Funeral services for Mr. Elmo Taylor will be at noon, Saturday, Jan. 9 at Kennon’s Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. John Fincher officiating. Interment will follow at Sheppard Street Cemetery.

Elmo Taylor was born June 10, 1924 in Athens to the late Willie and Gertrude Taylor. He was the oldest of five children. His family and friends affectionately called him “Bo” or “Mo Man.”

Elmo was united in holy matrimony to Freddie Oliphant in 1969. Although they did not have any children together, he had a hand in raising many. He raised his nephew, Antonio Taylor and his stepchildren as his own. He and his wife also had a hand in raising Jimea Penton and Tamika Whiting, whom they both loved dearly.

He departed this earthly life on Jan. 3, 2016 at Cornerstone Hospital in Bossier City. He was preceded in death by his father, Willie Taylor; his mother, Gertrude Dillard Taylor; his sister, Gladys Taylor Bailey; his brothers, John Taylor and C. Willie Taylor; and a stepson, Stanley Oliphant.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 47 years, Freddie Dillard Taylor; a sister, Lillian Rice; sister-in-law, Odessa Taylor; nephews, Charles Willie Taylor, Antonio Taylor, Kenneth Bailey, Jarvous Taylor and Anthony Rice; nieces, Cynthia Thomas, Catherine Taylor, Joyce Taylor, Tomira Dowell, Caroletta Bailey, and Delores Taylor; stepchildren, Brenda Oliphant, Thomas Oliphant, and Darlene Oliphant; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 8 in the chapel of Kennon’s Mortuary.
Services are entrusted to Kennon’s Mortuary. Email condolences may be sent to kennonsmortuary@suddenlink.net.