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"Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. A And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away." Revelations 21:3-4
In early morning hours while peacefully resting on July 13, 2022, Rose E. Taylor, 82, answered the call of our Father God and joined the heavenly host.
It was on May 12, 1940, that Rose E. Taylor was the first-born daughter to the late Charlie Wesley Taylor and Lucy A. Wilkins Taylor in Richmond, VA. Raised by her parents, Rose grew up and received her early formal education in Hampton City Schools. She continued her higher education at Piedmont School of Nursing where she graduated with highest honors. Wanting more than just a certificate in nursing, she was driven to further her education. Her aspirations and love for nursing lead her to obtain her Bachelor of Nursing degree at Hampton Institute (Hampton University). After graduation, she started her career in nursing with a wonderful opportunity to serve others as a staff nurse at Riverside Hospital in Newport News, VA. After a short time of employment at Riverside Hospital she continued her career at the Veteran Administration Medical Center (VAMC). Because of her patience and compassion for patients, their families, and co-workers, her leaderships skills were quickly recognized. She was promoted several times and retired as Nursing Supervisor on the Psychiatric Ward. She held several positions while at VAMC: Evening Supervisor for the Hospital and the Shift Supervisor. She was one of the first African American Women to hold an administration position at VAMC.
Rose had a love for our Father God, Jesus Christ, and Holy Spirit. She accepted Christ at an early age; Rose was raised and baptized in the RZUA Church. Later she joined Trinity Church of Deliverance where she accepted her calling as a Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in 1991. As a devout Christian, she studied and meditated on the word and lived a righteous life that God intended. She was called to Pastorship in 2003. As a Pastor, she led her flock as God lead her. Rose spread the gospel, not only to her parishioners but to her family. She raised her daughter, nieces, nephews, great nieces, and nephews according to the word of God. She instilled in them the firm foundation that they would need during these troubling times. Rose Taylor's final words were "Praise the Lord".
She leaves to cherish her memories; Her compassionate and tender loving daughter, Roselyn A. Taylor of Hampton, VA; Sister, Essie T. Moore of Cary, NC, Sister/Cousin, Dee Taylor Jolley (Willie) of Washington D.C., Brother/Cousin, Bishop Rivers S. Taylor Jr. (Shirley) of Hampton, VA; Five nieces: Carla Y. Moore of Cary, NC, Tammy R. Soler (Eduardo) of Newport News, VA, Felicia D. Moore of Cary, NC, Sherri L. Jolley of Durham, NC, Victoria C. Taylor of Hampton, VA; Two nephews: William T. Jolley of Washington D.C., Rivers S. Taylor IlI (Morgan) of Richmond, VA; Three Aunts: Christine Harrison of Bronx, NY, Irene Moore (Lovely) of Broadnax, VA, Thelma Williams of Hampton, VA; Three great nieces: Tiara Moore of Norfolk, VA, Tay'Lore Moore of Prince George, VA, Sadjah Moore of Durham, NC; A Great Nephew, Malachi Moore of Cary, NC; Sister in Christ, Patricia Waddell and host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
The strife is over,
The battle done
The victory of life is won;
The song of triumph has begun.