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Pastor Robert Taylor transitioned from this life on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, peacefully at his home. He was born on February 1, 1942, in Reidsville, NC to the late James D. Slade and Sylvestine T. Jones, both having predeceased him. He is survived by his wife, Shirley K. Taylor of 46 years, seven children, 16 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren.

Pastor Taylor received his formal education in Reidsville, NC school system. He received a honorary bachelor of arts from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro, NC. He also graduated from C.H. Mason International Bible Institute, Portsmouth, VA and Greensboro Bible Institute, Greensboro. He also did additional studies at John Wesley College, High Point, NC.

Pastor Taylor was a retired United Parcel Service employee. Pastor Robert A. Taylor was the founder of Liberty Temple C.O.G.I.C in Liberty, NC, Prayer Faith and Deliverance C.O.G.I.C, Ruffin, NC, Shiloh Holiness C.O.G.I.C, Greensboro, where he currently served as pastor. He served on the board of Greensboro Life Skills as vice president and chaplain. This organization received the Governor's Award for Excellence "In Community Teaching of Adolescents Before Trouble." He was founder and the executive officer of Next Step Up Ministries, Inc. Pastor Taylor served on the first board of Inaugural I.C. Clemmons Memorial Prayer Summit and Ecumenical gathering. Pastor Taylor also served on the Congregational Nurse Advisory Board at the Moses Cone Wesley Long Community Foundation.

A celebration of life will be held on May 18, 2018, at Shiloh Holiness C.O.G.I.C. at 200 E. Vandalia Rd., Greensboro, at 5 p.m. The official service will be held on May 19, at Evangel Fellowship at 2207 E. Cone Blvd. Family hours are from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. and service hours start at 12 p.m. Pastor Taylor has been an example of his own motto, which states, "I am a pastor with a simple gospel message for people living in such a time as this, when sin is a common and expected way of life."

Woodard Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements.


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  • Friday, May 18, 2018
    The staff off Woodard Funeral Home will continue to keep your family in our prayers.
    ~ Woodard Funeral Home
  • Friday, May 18, 2018
    To the Taylor Family, Church Family and Friends: Thanking and Praising God for this wonderful man of God. Who was a kind and caring man, most of all he was a servant for Jesus Christ. Pastor Taylor enjoyed serving others. There's a place of honor for those who voluntarily set themselves aside to attend to other's needs. And that was Pastor Taylor, always attending to others' needs. "Rest on Pastor Taylor" To the Taylor Family, Church Family and Friends may you hold on to God's unchanging hand for this hour and for the days ahead. Shirley McCain New Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    ~ Shirley McCain   Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Friday, May 18, 2018
    To Jnelle and the Taylor Family, our thoughts and prayers are with you as you celebrate the homegoing of your grandfather. Know that the Heavenly Father is with you and by your side. Look unto the hills for your strength and He will carry you through. Much love Shoals Creek Baptist Church Family Charles F. Hendricks, Pastor
    ~ Shoals Creek Baptist Church   Easley, SC
  • Friday, May 18, 2018
    To Mrs Taylor, Sravon & Family. Earth hath no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. During this time may God comfort you as only He can. Our thoughts & prayers are with you. God bless you
    ~ Pastor Jeffrey & Trina Wall   High Point, NC
  • Friday, May 18, 2018
    I’m so sorry for your loss. May you draw close to Jehovah God and know that He will soon eliminate such pain and suffering by means of his Kingdom. Psalms 46:1,7.
    ~ Lynn
  • Friday, May 18, 2018
    GOD will give the family strength to get thru these difficult days when our love one are called to be with the father.
    ~ Doris Robinson   Greensboro, NC
  • Saturday, May 26, 2018
    Please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your dear love one. A scripture that has given me much comfort is Revelation 21:4 which promises that one day death will be no more. I hope this scripture brings comfort to your family during this difficult time.
    ~ Dorothy   Greensboro
  • Sunday, May 27, 2018
    We're so sorry about your loss. Please find comfort from the words found at 1 Corinthians 1:3, 4 which reads: "3 Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our trials" Yes, we can ask for help and rely on God. He also has made the SURE promise of a resurrection RIGHT HERE ON EARTH when it is restored to a beautiful paradise. (Acts 24:15; Psalms 37:9-11, 29). Be confident that this is SURE to happen because Isaiah 55:11 ensures us of this. Find out more online at JW.ORG
    ~ R&R Lopez