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Polly Teen (Hughes) TaylorApril 14, 1933 ~ May 9, 2017 (age 84)
Polly Teen Taylor was born April 14, 1933 to Lucinda (Hawkins) and Sam Hughes in Carrolton, Alabama. She received her heavenly wings on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital.
She confessed Christ at an early age at New Cumberland Presbyterian Baptist Church, under the Pastorate of the late Reverend Fields. She attended Pickens County Training High School.
Polly was united in holy matrimony to Albert Taylor on October 13, 1951 at the age of 17 and unto this union they were blessed with one son and six daughters. She later moved to Burlington, New Jersey to be with her husband. After living there for five years; she came to Fort Wayne, Indiana. In 1957, she made Fort Wayne her home.
Polly joined Providence Missionary Baptist Church in 1964, under the leadership of the late Rev. P.A. Gibson. She was a dutiful member throughout the years at PMBC, under various leadership; after the death of the late Emeritus Rev. Calvin Howell, Sr. to the present Pastor McKissack Richmond III.
She joined the Gospel Chorus; which is now called the Angelic Voices of Truth. She has been singing praises for 41 years. It was nothing for her to strike out on a hymn any time the spirit hit her..."Why Don't You Come On In This House" I'm A Stranger Don't Turn Me Away" or one of her "kitchen songs".
In 1978, she joined the Missionary Society and was the elected President of the missionary for eight years. She also was elected Vice President for the Mission and was a chair person for the pastor aid club. Sister Taylor loved working in the church and giving praised to the God. She was also a member of the Concern Christian Women’s Council, where she was second vice president, under the leadership of the late Dr. Leola Kirtz.
Polly leaves to carry on her legacy her five loving daughters, Mary (Ed) Taylor, Joann (Bill) Hilliard, Patricia (Ron) Taylor, Judy Marie Taylor and Elaine (Don) Taylor-Gray; son-in-law, Ray F. Wilkins all of Fort Wayne; one brother, Aaron (Sherba) Hughes of Burlington, NJ; sister-in-law, Rosie Thomas; god daughter, Linda Weeks; special niece, Therice Williams-Smith; 21 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Taylor; son, James Taylor; daughter, Shirley D. Taylor-Wilkins; two grandchildren; parents, Sam and Lucinda Hughes; six brothers and five sisters.