June 17, 1939 ~ May 9, 2019

Born in: Denver, CO
Resided in: Denver, CO

Marcella Sue (Edwards) Taylor was born to loving parents Benjamin and Virginia Edwards on June 17, 1939 in Denver, Colorado. Marcella was born the fourth of seven children, six girls and one boy.
Growing up, Marcella was active in the Escoallites and marched in parades as part of the team. As a young adult Marcella joined the American Legions. Marcella went on to obtain her General Education Diploma from Emily Griffith. Marcella also obtained many accolades as a result of her worship. Marcella was a member of the Greater Mount Olive Church for decades.
When a teenager Marcella met and married the love of her life, Harold Van Taylor, and as a result of this reunion there were 4 children born: Harold Van Taylor, Van Dale Taylor, Anthony Ivan Taylor and Olainia Taylor.
Marcella being small in stature, however humongous in spirit, raised 3 children as a single mother. Granny/Annie, as Marcella was called by many, assisted with raising 2 grandchildren and many other children in the family. Although petite herself, Marcella’s children were not small in stature nor personalities, and Marcella raised them with a firm hand. Marcella had such a strong spirit, that she lived to be the only and oldest matriarch in the family.
Marcella’s best friend was her sister Dorothy (Edwards) Henderson. They two were inseparable, they died on the same day 11 years apart.
Marcella is preceded in death by her eldest son: Harold Van Taylor, Mother: Virginia Lee Edwards, Father: Benjamin Edwards, Grandmother: Pearl Lee Booker, Great-Grandchildren: Kashmire DashNea Lujan-Taylor and Nasir (Lil Anthony) Hemmings-Taylor, Sisters: Jolene, Joyce, Dorothy, Ramona, and Vanetta, Brother: Benjamin and Ex-husband: Harold Van Taylor.
Marcella has left the following family to RELISH her memory: Daughter Olainia (Walter) Taylor (Haynes), Sons VanDale (Vera) Taylor and Anthony I’Van Taylor, Grandchildren: Michael (Serena) Calonzo De’Van Taylor, Anthony (Tanya) Mar’Van Taylor, Eboni Winn, VanDale Taylor, Anistasia MiaRea Carter, T’aunce Xalonzo Lee Woods, Jalecc Colonzo Lujan-Taylor; Great-Grand Children: Daevon Robinson, Pryce Amir Taylor, Olivia Parri Taylor, Jermaine Bedford, Sunshine Ford, Domineer Ford, Jonny Winn and Faith Angel Winn and a host of many other relatives

Services

Memorial Reception: May 25, 2019 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Pipkin Braswell
6601 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80220


Private Cremation:

Pipkin Braswell
6601 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80220


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  1. Olainia and I have been friends since preschool my very first friend(well over 50 yrs)and to this day we are still friends. I’ve known Ms. Marcella for all that time and Tony and Vandale my condolences to you all . God Bless you. Praying that the Lord gives you comfort in your time of need. I love you all.

  2. She was such a great and loving woman, Rest in Heaven Ms. Marcy! God bless you and my condolences to the family.

  3. Im going to miss seeing that beautiful smile. And you telling me how I look like my papa.. Kiss everyone up there for me. I love you until we meet again.

  4. To be absent from this body is to be present with the Lord the blessings of God be upon to Taylor family

  5. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord Marcelo you will be greatly missed we love you forever and always may the blessings of God be upon to Taylor family God bless you Pastor Michael Anderson

  6. My sincere condolences to the family may God’s promises found at Acts 24:15 bring you comfort at this difficult time.

  7. OH OH MARCY: I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED YOU AND THE EDWARDS FAMILY ALL MY LIFE” AND I GREW UP AROUND THIS WOUNDERFUL FAMILY ” AND I WILL NEVER , NEVER FORGET MY LIFE WITH THEM. MARCY, AND DOROTHY WERE IN THE ” ELKE’S DRILL TEAM” AND BOY DID THEM TWO GIRLS MARCH WITH BIG PRETTY LEGS/ AND THEY DID A LITTLE SINGING TOO! OH AND THEY TRULLY DID THE DANCING BACK THEN! I TELL YOU THOSE TWO SISTER’S WERE VERY ACTIVE IN THE DENVER COMMUNITY” THEN THEY HAD WOUNDERFUL PARENTS, MR. & MRS EDWARDS WERE MY PARENTS TOO! BECAUSE OF THEM I GOT TO GO SKATEING EVERY SUNDAY, AND ON A LOT OF CAMPING TRIPS WITH GRANDMA PEARL AND PAPPY” THEY HAD THE MOST HAPPIEST FAMILES I EVER BEEN AROUND, DOROTHY AND MARCY ‘ WOULD TALK AND LAUGH SO MUCH, AND ME AND VANETIA THE BABY SISTER WOULD WATCH AND LISTEN. BECAUSE OF THEM I GOT OLDER AND BECAME A ” EAST DENVER ESCOOLITE ” A VERY ACTIVE DRILLTEAM HERE IN DENVER FOR GIRLS! SO MARCY I COULD GO ON AND ON ABOUT YOU AND YOUR BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN” EVEN LITTLE HORALD WAS A DREAM” MARCY HAD VERY BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN ” HER AND HER HUSBAND BO’BO ! SHE’S ALL DOE WITH HER MISSION HERE, AND GOD WANTS HER BACK HOME WITH HIM! SO MARCY, ” MAY THE LORD WATCH BETWEEN ME AND THEE” WHILE WE ARE ABSENT ONE FROM ANOTHER” I WILL ALWAYS LOVE HER” FROM NINA POWELL,MOZEE, SHIRLEY POWELL, DONNA POWELL” GOD PLEASE HOLD THE CHILDREN IN YOUR ARMS! AMEN! AMEN!

  8. TO THE FAMILY WE HAVE KNOWN MARCY FOR YEARS ON GILPIN STREET! WE LOVE U MARCY ALWAYS NINA, DONNA, SHIRLEY POWELL! GOD KEEP THE FAMILY SAFE! KISSSSSSSSS!

  9. Family I am sorry to hear of Marcy;s passing I enjoyed knowing Marcy . She was a kind generous , kind, straight talking little woman who could fast talk you out of your last dime. We shared a lot of good times back in the days and her family shared a lot of Love with me She will be missed. My Prayers and Love go out to you GOD Bless

  10. I have nothing but love for this family. I’ve been affiliated with this family for a lifetime. VanDell it’s a pitty MOMS PAST the day before our happy happy. May Jehovah’s love be with y’all during these hard times. Much love Family

  11. To My Beautiful Cousin Ms. Marcella Rest in Heaven With Cousin Pearl and all the other Family members Ya’ll Laugh and Have a good time Up there I Will Always Remember are talks Me And Olania, and Tony Went to School Together. My Prayers go out to my family 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾💯💯 May God give you Strength and Comfort Always Remember that God will never Leave you Nor Forsake you. I Remember me And my Mother and my kids And Auntie going to Rev. Williams Church My Beautiful Cousin With the Beautiful Smile that Would Light up the Room She Would Tell me Terri Girl You Better Sing and use the Gift God Gave you. My Cousin Ms.Marcella I Will Cherish all the Memories We Had. Thank you Cousin Ms. MARCELLA TAYLOR FOR ALWAYS KEEPING IT REAL WITH ME AND OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS AND FRIENDS!!!! Love you Moore Until We Meet again Gone to Soon Rest in peace Love you. Terri Moore and Family Tell Everyone in Heaven that we miss them.

  12. Rest in Heaven my Beautiful Cousin Ms. Marcella my Prayers go out to my family members Ms Olania and Mr Tony Taylor We Went to School together .I Miss Cousin Pearl and Other Family members that are Resting in Heaven my Prayers and Condolences go out to all of my family members may God give you Strength. I Remember me and Ms. Marcella and my Mother and Kids and Aunties going to Rev. Williams Church my Beautiful Cousin Ms. Marcella would Tell me Terri Girl you Better Sing She Would Love to Hear me and my Mother Sing Elsie Scott Moore she Sends her Prayers 🙏🏾🙏🏾and Condolences .I Will Always Cherish are talks and Good Memories and MS. MARCELLA ALWAYS KEEPING IT REAL WITH ME AND HER FAMILY MEMBERS AND FRIENDS!!! REST IN PEACE LOVE YOU MOORE TERRI MOORE AND FAMILY. 🙏🏾🙏🏾💯😢

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