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Sylvia Tucker Taylor


Sylvia Tucker Taylor passed on to heaven on October 18, 2020, after a lengthy illness.

Sylvia was born in Granville County, North Carolina on December 23, 1945 to the late Robert Fred Tucker and Hilda Clayton. She met her husband of 53 years, Ronald Mack Taylor, in 1962 at South Granville High School. They married on January 14, 1967. Sylvia worked for the City Manager at the Durham, NC City Hall for many years. She later took a position in human resources with Northern Telecom and then at Glaxo SmithKline where she retired in 2002. Sylvia was an avid walker and loved plants and puzzles. She was a longtime member of Creedmoor United Methodist Church before moving to Signal Mountain, TN in 2006, at which time she became a member of Signal Crest United Methodist Church.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband; Ronald Mack Taylor “Mack”, a daughter; Deanna Taylor Luna (Jason) a grandson; Tucker Daniel Luna, and three sisters; Ramona Tucker Dean, Mary Alice Tucker Veasey (L.A.) and Louetta Tucker Sasnett. Other than her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers; Hunter Williams and Jack Tucker and one sister; Peggy Tucker Clark.

A graveside service will be held Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Carolina Memorial Gardens in Creedmoor, NC, officiated by Pastor David Richardson. You may access the graveside service by clicking on the following link:
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In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Signal Crest United Methodist Church at 1005 Ridgeway Avenue, Signal Mountain, TN 37377 or to Creedmoor United Methodist Church at 214 Park Avenue, Creedmoor, NC 27522.

Eakes Funeral Home will be observing the social distancing guidelines and ask that all in attendance please wear a mask.


  • Mike Turner Posted October 21, 2020 8:10 pm

    Ronald, I am so sorry to hear of your loss of Sylvia. She was such a pleasure to know and work with when she served Durham County in the Human Resources Department. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and the Taylor Family.
    Mike and Gail Turner

  • Jody Riggan Posted October 21, 2020 11:11 pm

    Mack so sorry for your lost. I know Sylvia was a wonderful person and that you loved her very much. Let me know if there is anything I can do for you or the family.

  • Cherri Knorr Foster Posted October 22, 2020 2:12 pm

    Dear Deanna and Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I remember talking with your Mom and Dad on several occasions over the years from college days to your wedding day. She was so kind and caring. My heart and prayers go out to each of you. Love, Cherri.

  • Dorothy Slaughter Blackwell Posted October 24, 2020 2:07 am

    So sorry to hear about your loss of Sylvia! She was a beautiful and sweet person. She and I grew up in the same neighborhood, Gray Rock Community. Our family and her family shared many sweet times together. Ramona and Mary Alice, pease know had I known of her passing earlier I would have attended her funeral.

  • Bonnie Breedlove Posted October 25, 2020 6:10 pm

    Mack, I am so sorry to hear of Sylvia’s passing. She, her sisters and I spent a lot of time together when we were younger. She will be missed by many but she is at peace now.

  • Thaxton Frazier Posted October 25, 2020 10:19 pm

    I am so sorry to have heard that Sylvia had passed away, I am still trying to come to terms with this passing. I met Sylvia through my sister in 1961, parties with Peggy and Mary Alice, sock hops at Wilton. I had a lot of fun, I hope she did. We were so young.
    Mack and family, I am so sorry for your loss, God bless you all.

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