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Viviann Elizabeth Coley Taylor

Aug. 11, 1961 – April 14, 2020

NATCHEZ — Graveside services for Viviann Taylor, 58, of Natchez, who passed away at Merit Health Natchez, April 14, 2020, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 23, at the Taylor Family Cemetery with burial to follow under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home.

Viviann was born in Natchez on Aug. 11, 1961, to William Harold Coley and Ida Mae Newman.

Mrs. Taylor was a beloved member of the community serving as a church pianist and organist for years and the 4 and 5 year-old Sunday school class teacher for over 35 years. She loved sewing bags for Operation Christmas Child and giving little happy gifts to people as she would find them through town. She was also a member of the Gideon International Axillary.

She was preceded in death by her father-in-law, W.C. Taylor and mother-in-law, Irene Taylor; sister-in-law, Kay Taylor, and brothers-in-law, James Watts and Larry Wilson.

She leaves to cherish her memory a loving husband, Mark Taylor of Natchez; three daughters, Kristle Messer and husband Michael of Vidalia, Palmer Johnson and husband Brent of Natchez, and Amber Spence and husband Tyler of Vidalia; one son, Jon Mark Taylor and wife Chelsea of Natchez; grandchildren, Rebekah, Faith, and Gregory Messer of Vidalia, Olivia and Nathan Johnson and soon to be, Kaitlyn Elizabeth Johnson of Natchez, Raddison and Ty Spence of Vidalia, and Eva Mae Taylor of Natchez; brothers, Gene Coley and wife Lynn of Paducah, KY, Amos Coley and Shelly Breland of Jena, LA, and Kevin Coley and wife Lisa of Vidalia; brothers-in-law, Charles Taylor and Jimmy Taylor and wife Betty Sue, both of Natchez; sisters-in-law, Barbara Watts and Connie Wilson both of Natchez; and a host of other relatives and friends.

The family requests any memorials be made to Gideon International Axillary in honor of Viviann.

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