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Elizabeth Abbott Taylor
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Birth: 1904
Fulton County
Georgia, USA
Death: Nov. 10, 2005
Fulton County
Georgia, USA

Elizabeth Abbott Taylor, died at the age of 101 in her home near Grant Park on November 10.In 1922, Atlanta native Elizabeth Abbott Taylor, then 18, moved with her family to a two-story, four-bedroom Park Avenue house in the Grant Park area. She would remain there the rest of her long life --- another 83 years --- becoming a musical institution in the neighborhood.

After commuting to the now-defunct Cox College in College Park to earn a music degree, Mrs. Taylor began giving lessons on the Baldwin baby grand piano visible through her front window. Word spread, and soon Mrs. Taylor was attracting students from all over.Her piano was donated to Young Harris College.

Mrs. Taylor taught piano from her home for more than 60 years,
and served as organist and choir director at a number of Atlanta area churches. She was a lifelong member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church and was also a member of the Daughters of the King and the American Guild of Organists. A burial Eucharist will be celebrated at St. Luke's on Monday, November 14 at 2 PM, followed by burial at Westview Cemetery. The family will receive in St. Luke's Parrish Hall at 1 o'clock. The Reverend Gene Paradise will officiate. Bishop L. Bevel Jones, III, her former piano student and longtime friend, will be the Homilist. The family requests that memorial gifts be made in lieu of flowers to St. Luke's Church, in appreciation for the extraordinary ministry of the parrish through her declining years. Mrs. Taylor was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Hall Taylor; and her sisters, Catherine Abbott Yon and Esabel Abbott Wilkes. She is survived by her niece, Esabel Wilkes Ellis of Nashville; three nephews, Charles F. Wilkes of San Jose, CA, Terrell H. Yon, Jr. of Cocoa Beach, FL and William A. Yon of Chelsea, AL. Arrangements by H. M Patterson & Son, Spring Hill Chapel, 1020 Spring St., Atlanta, 30309. 404-876-1022.
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  Gerald Hall Taylor (1905 - 1963)*
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Westview Cemetery
Fulton County
Georgia, USA
Created by: Randy Shepherd
Record added: Nov 11, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12312049
Elizabeth <i>Abbott</i> Taylor
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