The journey began in Wadesboro, North Carolina when Taylor was born on July 7, 1947.
Taylor was educated in the Anson County Public Schools and he was a graduate of Morven McRae High School, class of 1966. He was employed at TFI Furniture Company for 30 years before retirement.
Taylor Pegues, Sr., became affiliated with St. Stephen AME Zion Church under the leadership of Rev. Reginald Maurice Keitt. Taylor loved the Lord and knew that He was the source of his life. His favorite song was “Never would have made it” by Marvin Sapp.
Taylor Sr. was a special person who lived a life of integrity. He was very thoughtful, caring and firm. However, he possessed the strength of gentleness. He loved his wife and children, his siblings, and adored his grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. He had a deep respect for family and friends and touched the lives of many with the gift of kindness and an abundance of love.
On March 8, 2022, Taylor Sr., journey ended as he reached his destination. He took down his tent, as the gentle touch of the Master’s hand summoned him from labor to an eternal life of joy. His demise has left a tremendous void in the lives of those who knew and loved him.
Taylor Sr. was preceded in death by his father and mother Show and Mary Melton Pegues; one brother, Lee Thomas Pegues; one daughter, Kimberly Dunlap.
Taylor leaves to cherish loving memories his wife of 52 years, Shirlene Pegues; three sons, Norman Dunlap and Jeffrey Pegues both of High Point, NC and Taylor, Jr. (Lynn) of Kernersville, NC; eight sisters, Margaret Diggs of Lilesville, NC, Mattie James of Mount Vernon, NY, Ada Lyles of Thomasville, NC, Lorraine Oliver of New Rochelle, NY, Marie Pratt of Morven, NC, Betty Burchette (Marvin) of Matthews, NC, Louise Hampton of Lugoff, SC, and Clarice Thompson of New Rochelle, NY; four brothers, Tommie Pegues (Doris) of Wadesboro, NC; Gadyes Pegues (Helen) of Oxon Hill, MD; James Pegues (Cynthia) of Bowie, MD; and Perry Pegues of High Point, NC; ten grandchildren, Marquita (Rickey), Amanda, Jerry, Michael, Lashawnda, Nikki, Brandie, Taylor III, Brittany; eighteen great grandchildren, Lil David, Nariah, Serenity, Kingston, Jayla, Serron, Kinsley, Taelynn, McKenzie, Naveah, Emeri, Tylie, Jru, Alaric, J’el, Nolan, Larico, Seriyah and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
A Celebration of Life will be given at 1:00 pm, Friday, March 18, 2022, at St. Stephen AME Zion Church, 1012 Leonard Ave., High Point, North Carolina. The family will receive visitors and friends from 12:30 to 1:00 at the church on Friday. Burial will follow at Carolina Biblical Gardens, Jamestown.
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