Rosa Lee Jones Taylor

Published 4:00 pm Thursday, January 25, 2018

Mrs. Rosa Lee Jones Taylor died Jan. 25, 2018, at The Lutheran Home at Trinity Oaks in Salisbury.

She was born on the Cooleemee Plantation in the Fork area of Davie County to the late Sadie Waller and Johnny Jones on May 7, 1928. At the age of 4 the family moved to what was known as the P.H. Hanes Knitting Farm, which was across from the current location of Lake Louise Golf Club. She attended the Mocksville schools. She went to work at Hanes Knitting in Winston Salem and worked for 30 years.  The last 14 years of public work was at Baker Furniture in Mocksville.  After retirement she stayed active with her family, at church, at the Y, gardening, cooking, canning and freezing. She especially loved cooking desserts, taking day trips and collecting cookbooks. She continued to mow her yard and was active until around a year ago.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Clyde Taylor; a daughter, Terri Taylor; 4 sisters, Omie Barnes, Mildred Robertson, Lucille Nifong and Barbara James; and a brother, Bud Jones.

Survivors: a son, Monte Taylor of the Fork area; a grandson, Michael Owens of Colfax; a number of special nieces and nephews; her neighbors on Joe Road; and her church family.

A memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 28 at The Episcopal Church of the Ascension at Fork with Father Daniel Wall and the Rev. Joan Sherrill, deacon, officiating.  Inurnment will follow in the church cemetery. A reception will follow in the church Parish House.

Memorials: The Episcopal Church of the Ascension at Fork, 183 Fork-Bixby Road, Advance.