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Ernestine Taylor

March 5, 1962 ~ March 5, 2022 (age 60)

Obituary

Mrs. Ernestine Taylor, 60 of South Bend, IN passed away surrounded by her loving family on her birthday, March 5, 2022.  She was born to the union of Joe Sutherland and Geneva B. on March 5, 1962 in Slaughter, Mississippi. The family later relocated to South Bend, IN. Mother Geneva made certain all her children had a strong Christian foundation, Ernestine was no exception. Her love for Christ began at Second Baptist Church and her faith remained until the end.

Ernestine graduated in the LaSalle High School Class of 1980, she continued her studies at IUSB receiving her bachelor's degree in criminal justice. She married Willie J. Taylor Sr. in the Summer of 1984 at her parent’s house and from that union came three beautiful children : Willie Taylor Jr, Cleora Taylor and Carl Taylor. and 1 beautiful stepdaughter Angela Taylor. A mother’s love is one of a kind, that can’t be replaced. Ernestine had a unique bond with a special place in her heart for each of her children.

Our matriarch loved to spend time with family throwing family gatherings at her house with food for days. Her love poured over into her grandchildren daily. She loved to watch CNN news keeping up on current events. Sometimes the TV was watching her, but would wake up the moment someone tried to change the channel. She loved buying nice things and shopping for herself.  Her personality was bold, her style refreshing, and her love was endless. Mama was the queen of zebra, cheetah and leopard prints and she wore them well.  It’s those little things that mean so much and the smile she gave brighten the whole room.

She leaves a legacy of memories and beloved family.; Children: Willie Taylor Jr, Cleora Taylor, Angela Taylor and Carl Taylor; 14 grandchildren: JaQuan Redmond, JaNaiya Redmond, Briona Mckinney, Brandon Mckinney, Destiny Taylor, Darsuan Taylor, Jaheim Taylor, Jayceon Taylor, Jayveon Taylor, Ajah Taylor, Zavion House, Ashelyn Taylor, Ariana Hill and Londyon Cameron. Two great grandchildren: Sekani Blake and Darsuan Taylor Jr. ; Loving Siblings: Carl (Lucille)

Sutherland of Okinawa Japan; Thea Butler of Chicago, IL; Joe (Venetta) Sutherland and Richard (Cathy) Sutherland all of South Bend, IN. Special friend Wayne “Dion” Martin, who was there until the end; her best friend “Dee” Ardienia Wilson and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, a niece and nephew: Titus Davis and Jo’Nita (Darcy) Sutherland-Parrish.

A Celebration of life will take place 11 AM Saturday March 19, 2022 viewing one-hour prior at Greater St. Mathew Church 2705 Marquette Blvd. South Bend, IN. Burial will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to www.boydandsonfuneralhome.com where condolence may be shared.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
March 19, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Greater St. Matthew Church
2705 Marquette Blvd.
South Bend, IN 46628

Funeral Service
Saturday
March 19, 2022

11:00 AM
Greater St. Matthew Church
2705 Marquette Blvd.
South Bend, IN 46628

Reception
Saturday
March 19, 2022

1:00 PM

Interment following funeral service
Saturday
March 19, 2022

Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
23449 Edison Rd.
SOUTH BEND, IN 46628

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