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Florence Rozena Taylor / February 20, 2018

Florence Rozena Taylor died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. She was born on Jan. 27, 1947 in Mecklenburg County, to the late Harry and Ellen Marrow.

At an early age she accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior and joined the New Liberty Baptist Church in Clarksville. She remained a committed Christian throughout her life. Whenever she relocated to a new state or city, she along with her husband would reunite with another church in that area. In 1966 she along with her husband James Taylor joined the First Baptist Church in Burns Flat, Ok., while serving in the U.S. Air Force at Clinton Sherman AFB. After leaving the U.S. Air Force in 1970 they made a home in Maryland. James and Rozena in 1971 joined Paramount Baptist Church in Washington, DC, soon after making their residence in Oxen Hill, Md.

Rozena was educated in the Mecklenburg County, Public Schools and graduated from West End High School in 1964. On Nov. 12, 1965 Rozena was joined in marriage to James Taylor (childhood sweetheart) and the marriage remained untied until her departure to be with the Lord. Rozena had a strong work ethic and was a loyal wife to her husband.

Although not having children of her own, without a doubt she would have been a wonderful loving mother. She loved children and children loved her.

She enjoyed teaching Sunday School and substitute teaching in the Maryland PG County Public School after retiring from a successful banking career. Rozena was hired by Citizens Bank as a teller. And her love for the job enabled her to be promoted to the level of assistant vice President of Citizens Bank. She was certified by the American Institute of Banking in Washington, DC. Her banking experience played a key roll helping to establish the Credit Union in Paramount Baptist Church-her church home.

Mostly self taught, but with some sewing classes, Rozena became a highly skilled seamstress. Skills enough to make some of her own outfits, including a wedding gown for a friend. She made numerous repairs and alterations to clothes for her husband, relatives, friends, and others. She also was an excellent cook.

Cherishing her precious memories are her husband: James Taylor, her sisters: Gertrude Newton (George), Alfreda Newton (William), Juanita and Alice. Her brothers: Harry Marrow, Charles Marrow (Deliah) and Samuel Marrow (Freddis). And a host of in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Services were held Sunday, Feb. 18, at 1 p.m. at New Liberty Baptist Church.

Services were entrusted to Carter’s Funeral Home.

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