Alice “Faye” Taylor, 65, of Benton Harbor, Michigan passed away Friday, July 2, 2021, at Spectrum Health Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI.
Faye, as she was affectionately known, was the fifth of six children born to the union of the late James Arthur Windmon Sr. and Maud Ethel (Travis) Windmon born on April 4, 1956 at Memorial Hospital in St. Joseph, Michigan.
Faye married her first and only love John Taylor on New Year’s Eve December 31st 1989. They spent their entire adult life together as one. During their union they were blessed with two beautiful daughters Jasmine and Alexandria.
Throughout her working career she had engagements with the Department of Social Service, Benton Harbor Area Schools, retail industry, and predominately at Wollin Products as a production worker in St. Joseph, Michigan. Faye was educated in Benton Harbor Area Schools. A highlight of her young community activism was being a member of the Love Club which was a voter registration campaign geared specifically for newly eligible voters in Benton Harbor, Michigan.
Faye accepted the sacrament of Christian initiation through baptism, by which the promises of God are applied to the life of a specific person and by which this person is incorporated into the community of the church.
Faye’s greatest gift to society was that of being a devoted and faithful wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and true friend. Her most important role and joy was that of being a grandmother. She was gracious, good, and generous with everything she possessed. One of her greatest joys in life was giving and helping others. She gave unconditionally and unselfishly out of real love. She was a surrogate mother (AKA built in babysitter) to all of her nieces and nephews whom she help raise and care. Her everlasting legacy will be in the lives and hearts of the people she touched and surely that of her husband, Children, and grandchildren. She was beautiful, kind and sweet. She was full of life with a beautiful smile, always wanting to laugh and have fun. You know, if you knew her, she loved her music and some Smokey Robinson.
Faye will forever be remembered in the hearts of her lifelong partner John Taylor and two daughters Jasmine and Alexandria Taylor; five grandchildren: Amille Sloan, Alyce Taylor, Antwanette Taylor, Mason Taylor-Sloan, and Aava Taylor all of Benton Harbor, Michigan. The lord had just blessed her with her first great granddaughter, Leiani Sloan, who she was able to affectionately hold once before succumbing to this untimely departure. She also leaves to cherish her memories her beloved sister “Peaches” Mary (Anthony) Smith of Fayetteville, NC; and an Aunt Blance Jefferson in AR and Uncle Henry Travis of CA. Her ever-loving sister-in-law’s Linda Taylor, Glenda Taylor and Claudette Scott, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends and too her Godchildren Tory Beckum and Goddaughter Cierra Mark-Young.
Preceding her in death were her parents Maud Ethel (Travis) and James Arthur Windmon Sr., brothers James Arthur Windmon Jr., and Bobby A. Windmon, and Sisters Carol Jean Thomas Fleming, and Shirley Ann Windmon and her beloved furr (dog) baby Sir Nigel Taylor.
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