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Nannie Mae Massey Taylor

April 19, 1935 — March 15, 2023

Amory

Nannie Mae Massey Taylor, 87, passed away surrounded by family on March 15, 2023, at NMMC in Tupelo. She was born April 19, 1935 in Red Bay AL to the late Velton and Willie Massey. 

On Christmas night in 1952, she married the love of her life. Luther and Nan loved to tell the story of their marriage. Sitting in the back seat of a 1940 Chevy Coupe 5 seater; in a cotton patch; they were married by their preacher. Along side them, were friends that were also married that night. Nannie Mae held a flashlight over the Bible for the preacher to marry each couple. This was 70 years ago this past Christmas. 

She worked at Blue Bell Factory until she became a nurse at the Red Bay Clinic. After moving to Amory in 1966, she worked at the garment factories and then in the cafeteria with the Amory School District until retirement. 

Nannie Mae “Nana” was a very loving, strong, Christian lady. She always made sure you knew where to be come Sunday. You never had to wonder what was on her mind. As she would say “Wheather you want to hear it or not…” She always brought the conversations back to either her family or the Lord. She loved her church dearly and was a Charter member of Providence Baptist Church. 

Her greatest earthly pride was her large family. She always loved Christmas Eve morning with them. She boasted that most of the whole family would be there for breakfast. Having nearly 40 family members in their small living room always made Luther and Nan so proud. One of her greatest passions was to travel. They loved to travel any chance they could and going out West was Nana’s favorite. 

She was survived by her husband of 70 years, Luther Taylor. Sister-in-law Jettie Martin. Daughter Patti Harlow, Son Joey (Teresa) Taylor, and daughter Nina Pinkerton. Grandchildren: Daniel (Bridget) Harlow, Tara (Shannon) Moore, Tina Pinkerton, Pam Bennett, Amanda (Jason) Phillips, Aaron (Lindsey) Pinkerton. Great Grandchildren: Amanda (Bailey) Nabors, Joe (Paris) Farnham, Gunnar (Kami) Hall, Gabby (Drew) Wallace, Halie (Shawn) McAlister, Laine (Chloe) Phillips, Taylor Bennett, Georgia Williams, Emma Pinkerton, Kaylee Moore, Dakota Harlow, Ella Grace Phillips, Maggie Moore, Eli Pinkerton. Great Great Grandchildren: Kade and Maggie Farnham, Channing Wallace, Alec and Cooper Hall.

She was proceeded in death by her parents, Brother Thomas Massey, and Sons-in-law: Jerry Harlow and Tony Pinkerton.

Funeral Services will be held at 1 PM on Saturday, March18, 2023 at Providence Baptist Church with Bro. Ricky Jones and Bro. Lance Murray officiating.  Burial will follow in Haughton Memorial Park.  Pallbearers will be Daniel Harlow, Aaron Pinkerton, Shannon Moore, Jason Phillips, Gunnar Hall, Laine Phillips, Joe Farnham and Drew Wallace. Honorary pallbearers will be Eli Pinkerton, Kade Farnham, Channing Wallace, Alec Hall, Cooper Hall, and special friend Dr Clint Washington. 

Visitation will be prior to the service at the church from 11 am until 12:45 PM.

Condolences maybe shared at clevelandmoffettfuneralhome.com.

 

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Visitation

Saturday, March 18, 2023

11:00am - 12:15 pm (Central time)

Providence Baptist Church

1311 MS-25, Amory, MS 38821

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Funeral Service

Saturday, March 18, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Providence Baptist Church

1311 MS-25, Amory, MS 38821

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