A baby boy was sent from Heaven to the welcoming arms of his parents, Vastine and Ruby Taylor, on January 15, 1931. He was one of two children born to their union. Eddie Taylor accepted Christ at an early age. He was a member of Bell’s Chapel. In later years, he became a member of True Light Missionary Baptist Church No. 1, in El Maton, Texas, under the leadership of Mother Florence Brown, where he served as an usher. He then united with True Light Missionary Baptist Church No. 3, in Houston, Texas.
John and Sis. Ella Williams, where he also served on the usher board. He was a graduate of Colored High School and later attended Texas Southern University, where he studied medicine before being drafted into the U.S. Marine Corp in 1951. Eddie was later injured and received an honorable discharge. He was awarded the Korean Service Medal w/3*, United Nations Service Medal and a Purple Heart.
Affectionately known to family and friends as “Uncle Eddie,” he was a very humble, incredibly wise, God-fearing, passionate, and honest man. He had a saying that he always lived by, which was, “Man of his word is his bond.” And if Uncle Eddie gave you his word, he followed through with it because he believed in that saying, that a man’s word was truly his bond. He was a man that would give you the shirt off his back. His most joyful times were when he talked about the old days, fishing, and helping others, something he loved to do. It would always bring a smile to his face. He never wanted anyone to know what he had done; he always showed kindness and respect to others, for he never met a stranger. He lived a very well fulfilled life.
Eddie answered his Heavenly Father’s call to receive an eternal reward on July 22, 2020. He was proceeded in death by his parents; sister, Jessie B. Oliver; nephew, Lonnie Dickie; and great nephew, Jessie M.P. Oliver. He leaves to cherish his memory, loving and devoted niece Malia Isaac (Curtis); nephews, Victor Dickie, of Boston, MA., Vastine Dickie, of Houston, TX, Jessie B. Oliver, of Texas City, TX, Timothy Oliver (Marie), of Dickinson, TX, David Oliver (Marina), of Deer Park, TX; step-nieces, Janice Barnett (James), of Dickinson, TX, Bertha Johnson, of Texas City, TX; devoted great nephews, Fabian Oliver (LaTosha), Deon Isaac, both of Katy, TX, Roderick Isaac, of Texas City, TX, Ross Dickie, of Galveston, TX; great nieces, Crystal Hye (Charles), of Dallas, TX, Ewa Sereal (Junius), of Dickinson, TX; great-great nieces and nephews, Keiona, Patrick, Savannah, Markees, Romello, Kahlid, Kase, Skylar; devoted cousin, John Santos (Barbara), of Houston, TX; extended family members, Lenora Isaac, Charlesa Gary, Ridawna Sneed; classmate, Lois Johnson; and a host of other close family, friends and neighbors.
There will be a public visitation held on Friday, July 31, 2020 at 9am with a chapel service to begin at 11am. Services will be held at Carnes Funeral Home located at 3100 Gulf Freeway Texas City, Texas 77591