Gerald Taylor

Gerald Taylor

Gerald Taylor

May 20, 1942~November 16, 2021

His obituary and service times:

Gerald (Jerry) Henry Taylor was born in Tampa and grew up in Jacksonville, Florida. He passed away on November 16, 2021. He was born on May 20, 1942 to Elias William and Gladys Mae Taylor.

He attended and graduated from Jacksonville Technical High School. He worked for various plumbing companies in Jacksonville, including Don Harris and Eagerton Plumbing Companies before he joined Local 234 Plumber and Steamfitters Union (57 years) and was employed by WW Gay Mechanical Contractors as a master plumber for many years.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Elias William & Gladys Mae Taylor, wife: Sharon Abell Taylor, daughters: Tammy Lynn Miller and Robin Renee’ Halifko, siblings: Elias William Taylor, Jr., Betty Taylor Ward (TJ), James Lamar Taylor (Claudette) and Louis Eugene (Gene) Taylor (Iva).

He is survived by his son-in-laws Chris Halifko and Michael Miller, grandsons: Mathew Halifko, Zachary Halifko (Carissa) and Cameron Miller, great grandchildren Hendrick Halifko, Harper & Rose Halifko and many nieces and nephews.

He was a dedicated Christian servant of the Lord and was a long-time member of Promise Land Baptist Church. He was devoted to the homeless ministry and founded Caleb Park Mission as a way to provide food & household items to those in need. Jerry was also a Gideon dedicated to distributing the Word of God.

Jerry had a servant’s heart and never met a stranger. One of his favorite things he like to do was to build and distribute Cross-Sets to children’s ministries through-out the community. Heaven gained another valiant servant and Jerry will be certainly be missed by his family and friends.

His viewing will be Tuesday, November 23 at Fraser Funeral Home, 8168 Normandy Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32221 from 6 – 8 pm. His Funeral will be at 2 pm, Wednesday, November 24 at Promise Land Baptist Church, 10343 Normandy Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32221.

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Vernon E. Brown

October 14, 2022, 10:25 pm

To the Family of Jerry Taylor, I Had the opportunity to speak and embrace Jerry at the Retirees Luncheon of Local 234. He was a great person to know and appreciate his kind spirit. May his memories forever live in your hearts. Sincerely, Vernon E. Brown

Sandra Lamoureux

March 10, 2024, 7:01 pm

I knew Jerry for many years. My husband and I knew Jerry and Sharon from First Foursquare Church on Ramona Blvd. I saw his house for sale but didn’t know he had passed away until I looked up his obituary. We attended home groups at his house many years ago. El and I loved Jerry and Sharon. My husbands El Lamoureux passed away in 2023 so I hope he and Jerry are having a good reunion in heaven. They will be missed greatly.

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