Aiden Hilie Taunton

Published 12:01 am Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Jan. 25, 2012 – June 4, 2017

MONTEREY — Services for Aiden Hilie Taunton, 5, of Monterey, who died Sunday, June 4, 2017, at her residence surrounded by her family, will be 10 a.m. Friday at Monterey Church of Christ with the Rev. Jason Sparks officiating.

Burial will follow at Taunton Family Cemetery under the direction of Young’s Funeral Home.

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Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the church.

Aiden was born Jan. 25, 2012, in Natchez, the daughter of Collin Taunton and Megan Paul Taunton.

She loved playing chase, hide and seek, art and playing with her American Girl dolls. She enjoyed music, dancing and singing.

Aiden had a special place in her heart for her little brother and baby sister. She took joy in teaching them new things and most importantly how to love. Aiden always looked for ways to brighten the day for others, either by coloring them a picture or buying them a gift. She always prayed for others, even in the deepest parts of her journey. Aiden loved Jesus and we know she carried Him with her everywhere.

She was preceded in death by her maternal great-grandfather, Neul Whittington; paternal great-grandparents, Thompson and Lazenna Taunton; and Bill and Agnes Anne Collinsworth; and maternal great-grandparents, Roy and Mary Jean Paul.

Survivors include her parents; brother and sister, Rustin Taunton and Ronnie Anne Taunton; maternal grandparents, Richie and Debbie Paul of Monterey; paternal grandparents, Bert and Gaye Taunton of Ferriday; maternal great-grandmother, Betty Whittington of Denham Springs, La.; two uncles, Blaine Paul of Vidalia and Blake Taunton and wife, Tiffany, of Tampa, Fla.; two aunts, Julie McIntosh and husband, Toby, of Clayton and Contessa Anne Lestingi and husband, Paul, of New York; and two cousins, Bennett Taunton of Tampa and Jordan McIntosh of Clayton.

Pallbearers will be Collin Taunton, Richie Paul, Bert Taunton, Blain Paul, Blake Taunton and Dustin Dawkins.

Donations may be made to STEPSCenia. STEPSCenia is a nonprofit organization whose mission is “Striving To Ensure Pediatric Survival.” They operate out of Alexandria, La.