Dorthy Jean Taylor was born in born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on February 17, 1955. She was the daughter of the late John Wesley Pippens and the late Emma Lee (Foster) Taylor. She attended Dusable High School in Dusable, Illinois.
Dorthy would be blessed with four children. She married the love of her life Johnnie Edwards in Chicago on February 15, 1982. Family was her life. She was especially fond of her immediate family. Dorthy enjoyed cooking, and she was certainly known as the baker of the family. This only helped to quell her own sweet tooth. Always being cold herself, Dorthy loved to feel the warmth of the sun upon her face. She also loved music and dancing, and all around her knew to watch out, because she was known to start stepping to her favorite tunes.
Dorthy was passionate in her treatment of others. She was a caregiver through and through, and her work was more than just a job, but a true ministry. For more than twenty-four years she was employed in long-term care working as a Certified Nursing Assistant. The past fourteen years of her career she spent at Beach Nursing Home/Medilodge of Monroe.
Dorthy Jean Taylor-Edwards, age 64, of Monroe passed away at 2:08pm on Monday, January 27, 2020 at ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital. In addition to her parents her passing was preceded by a son: Rashee Taylor and her sister: Debra Taylor.
To cherish her memory she leaves a beloved husband of thirty-seven years: Johnnie Edwards; two daughters: Shantell Taylor and Sharhonda Taylor; and a son: Roderick Taylor all of Monroe; six siblings: Earlie Watts of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Willie Taylor Jr. of Monroe, Ivy Taylor of Cicero, Illinois, John Wesley Pippens Jr. of Louisville, Kentucky, Marlin (Clarence) Harrell of Monroe, and Jerry (Nathan) Anderson of Riverdale, Illinios; four grandchildren: Bradley Montague Jr. (Danielle Kinkead) of Monroe, Emily Porshe Rose of Canada, Moniqia Clara Overstreet of Monroe, and Christopher Larose of Big Beaver; and one great grandson: Bradley Montague III.
Friends may gather from 11:00am-1:00pm on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at Merkle Funeral Service, South Monroe; 14567 South Dixie Highway (734)241-7070. A Homegoing Celebration will follow at 1:00pm with Pastor Terrence Johnson of Second Missionary Baptist Church officiating. Procession will follow to Roselawn Memorial Park in LaSalle for burial.
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