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Visitation

McNeill Mackie Funeral Home
Wednesday January 11th, 2017
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Visitation

McNeill Mackie Funeral Home
Wednesday January 11th, 2017
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Funeral Service

Westview Pentecostal Holiness Church
Thursday January 12th, 2017
2:00pm

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Funeral Service

Westview Pentecostal Holiness Church
Thursday January 12th, 2017
2:00pm

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Janice Taylor

Janice Osborne Taylor, 60, of St. Pauls, is resting in the arms of her Lord and Savior—Jesus Christ. A beloved wife, sister, aunt and friend to many, she will be remembered for her love and compassion for others. Throughout her life she was a devoted and loving wife of her husband of 35 years, Ricky Taylor. He was the great love of her life. Ricky was with her January 7, 2017 when she passed away at Highsmith Rainey Hospital. Her many accomplishments included working with seniors in her churches and leading women ministries. Janice was a guest speaker at many church functions. She never met a stranger. After many trials and losing her leg, you could still see her on her hover-round riding around her neighborhood greeting all she saw and stopping to chat awhile. Sitting on her front porch with Ricky was one of her great joys. Her many friends would pass by and wave, while Dorla and Kenny would come by and stay with her. She so enjoyed their visits. Janice enjoyed sitting in her wheelchair at a table in McDonalds talking with her many friends as long as she was able to do so. Her battle with her illness started raging in March of 2016 and it was a continuous struggle for her. She showed much courage in her battle for life. Throughout her life, Janice read the Bible several times and her strong faith in God prevailed. Playing piano and organ by ear was of great comfort to her. Through the years she helped her husband, Ricky, pastor a church and spread God’s ministry. All of these things are just a fraction of how Janice lived her life. Preceded in death by her father, Charles. L. Osborne; mother, Joyce H. Osborne; sister, Linda F. Bell; and brothers, Ronald P. Osborne and Donald R. Osborne, she is survived by her husband Ricky Taylor of the home; sisters, Nancy K. Walters and her husband Neil of Garner and Deborah Suggs of Fayetteville; special cousins, Kenny and Dorla Osborne of St. Pauls and many nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. A visitation is scheduled for Wednesday January 11, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 PM at McNeill Mackie Funeral Home of St. Pauls with Funeral Services being held Thursday January 12, 2017 at Westview Pentecostal Holiness Church in St. Pauls at 2:00 PM. Arrangements by McNeill Mackie Funeral Home of St. Pauls.


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Guestbook

How could anyone not love Janice Osborne? She was one of the kindest, sweetest, and most angelic persons I knew. She would do anything for anybody if she could. I saw these qualities in Janice when she was one of my English students in high school. I think her most remarkable feature was her contagious smile. What a pleasure it was for me to serve her as her teacher. I loved her and am sorry to hear that she has left her earthly home. My prayers go out to Ricky and the rest of her family. Peace to all of you!

Nancy Brown Jan 11 2018 12:00 AM

I am so saddened to hear of Janice's passing, I will be praying for Ricky and the family.

Melody Broadwell Jan 14 2017 12:00 AM

My condolences to the family and friends of Janice Taylor. May "the God of all comfort" provide the strength needed now and in the days ahead. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) By meditating on God's promises found in the Bible, you can find real hope and strength. (1 Thessalonians 4:13)

Cheryl D. Jan 14 2017 12:00 AM

I worked with this wonderful lady years ago. She was such brave young lady at the time. We always talked about God and discussed our lives which lay ahead of us. Sorry for your loss Ricky and family she left behind. She is in God's Arms. Helen Jackson Villarta

Helen Jackson Villarta Jan 13 2017 12:00 AM

My friend..rest now. We miss you but you left us with memories and laughter. We will look after Ricky...so rest.

larry b. johnson Jan 12 2017 12:00 AM

Ricky, Nancy & Debbie, I am so sorry for you loss. I pray God brings you all comfort, knowing Janice is in Heaven with the Father and I am sure all the ones that have gone on before us was there to greet her.God bless and keep you all.

Barbara Duhamell Jan 11 2017 12:00 AM

Sendingmy condolences to you and your family at this sad hour.

Sylvia Patterson Jan 10 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Ricky, My heart broke upon hearing this news. I'm lost for words, because I know she is in a better place, however, I cannot imagine the emptiness in your heart right now. Janice was a wonderful woman of God, who loved everyone she met.I'm sure she never met a stranger. Please know that my husband and I will be praying for you!!God is more than able to sustain you, but just know that it's OK to cry, and it's OK to bring that sorrow to Jesus, because he understands completely. The good thing is you'll see her again someday!!! Myhusband has been battling sickness for five years now, and we never know whether or not we will be guaranteed today much less tomorrow.Sometimes, that is a difficult process, but I know that the Lord will be with you every step of your life, even when we don't always understand. With much love, (my best buddy from school!!) ~Trisha

Trisha Suggs DeVelis Jan 10 2017 12:00 AM

Ricky, so very sorry to hear of the passing of Janice. Will keep you in my prayers.

Shirley Lewis-McMillan Jan 9 2017 12:00 AM

Our prayers and thoughts are with Ricky and the family.Janice was very instrumental in helping to organize the Silver Saints in the early 90's. She encouraged many people on a cloudy day, and brought sunshine in place of the rain. There are many happy thoughts for all to remember, as you celebrate her Homegoing. She would be the first to say; "This world is not my home...., I'm just passing through. My treasurers are laid up, somewhere beyond the blue. The Angels beckon me... to Heavens open door...., and I can't feel at home in this world anymore."God Bless You!

(Ray)mond Faircloth Sr. Jan 9 2017 12:00 AM

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