Esther Juanita Taylor, 93, formerly of Warsaw, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away peacefully Tuesday, December 12, 2023 in Winston-Salem, NC. Juanita was born December 25, 1929 in Duplin County, NC to the late William Waitus Woodcock and wife, Glista Howard Woodcock.
Juanita and her husband James were longtime residents of Warsaw and were faithful members of Warsaw Baptist Church prior to relocating to Stanley, NC to be closer to her sister and her family.
During her time in Warsaw, Juanita enjoyed numerous pursuits outside the home including the family business, Taylor’s Shoes, and later owning and running her own fabric shop on Front St. Her fondest working memories were of her time with dear friend Wilma Herring, helping to create beautiful draperies. Her primary focus was always providing a loving home for her family.
Mrs. Taylor is survived by her son, James Randall Taylor and wife, Melanie, and grandchildren Ryan and Rylie Taylor, all of Winston-Salem. She is also survived by siblings William W. (Sonny) Woodcock, Jr. of Roy, WA, Daniel E. Woodcock and wife, Mary of Wilmington, NC, and her cherished nieces and nephews and their families.
Loved ones preceding her in death include her parents, her husband James E. Taylor, son Ronald K. Taylor, and sister Grace Powell Grigg.
Her life will be remembered in a graveside service to be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 21, 2023, at Devotional Gardens cemetery in Warsaw, NC. The family will remain at the cemetery immediately following the service to receive friends. Community Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Flowers are welcome, but for those who wish to remember Mrs. Taylor with memorial gifts, the family suggests Warsaw Baptist Church, 209 E College St, Warsaw, NC 28398, in memory of James and Juanita Taylor.