William Clarence Taylor

January 29, 1943 ~ August 9, 2020 (age 77)

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Our beloved, William Clarence Taylor age 77 of Elizabeth City, NC departed from this earthly life on Sunday August 9, 2020 at Sentara Leigh Hospital in Norfolk, VA.

Life Celebration Services will take place on Monday, August 17, 2020 at 11:00 am at Mitchell Funeral Care and Cremations Chapel with Elder Marcus Etheridge, Officiating. Interment will follow at West Lawn Cemetery. A viewing will take place at the funeral home on Sunday from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. DUE to COVID-19, we ask that you follow the necessary procedures. The service will be streamed live on Monday and the link will become available at the bottom of this obituary at that time. 

William retired with over 20 years as serving as a Detective with the New York Police Department.

He leaves to cherish his loving memories: wife Adraine Elaine Taylor of the home; four daughters, Darlene Taylor of Rockville, MD, Karen Taylor of Manhattan, NY, Sharon Taylor of New York, NY and Chantal Taylor of New York, NY; three grandchildren; four siblings, Grizzell Barnard (Lindsey) of Elizabeth City, NC, Barbara Smith (Eugene) of Mt. Vernon, NY, Eugenia Taylor-Perkins (George) of Moyock, NC and Sheila Gregory (James, Jr.,) of Shawboro, NC; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 

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August 16, 2020

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Mitchell Funeral Care and Cremations
609 Hull Drive
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Funeral Service
August 17, 2020

11:00 AM
Mitchell Funeral Care and Cremations
609 Hull Drive
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Video is available for this event

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