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Mildred Taylor
Dec 31, 1936 to May 16, 2017


Mildred Sanders-Taylor departed her earthly home on May 16, 2017 at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital, Columbia. Born December 31, 1936, in Sumter County, she was the eldest daughter of the late Clifton B. and Dolly M. Johnson. Spending time with her family was her passion. She was a member of the Household of Ruth and enjoyed fellowship with her sisters. Mildred Johnson and Garland Edward Sanders were united in marriage until Garland was called home on October 17, 1976. Together they raised eight children. After being alone for several years Mildred met and married Rev. Eddie Taylor, who became a loving and respected member of her family. Mildred is survived by her children, Lt. Colonel Phillip Sanders (Carolyn), Gwendolyn Blackwell (Anthony), Leonard Sanders, Dr. Patricia Sanders-Fears (Joseph), Jacqueline Sanders-Hart (Willie), Sharion Sanders-Davis (Gerald), Sonya Sanders, Tonya Sanders-Commander (Eugene) and Darryl Bufford; a sister, Rosa Lee Barfield (Walter); a brother, King David Johnson (Geraldine); thirteen grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; eleven nieces and nephews, a host of adoring relatives and friends. Celebration of Life services will be held Saturday, May 20, 2017, 11:00 a. m., from the Congruity United Presbyterian Church, 3750 Congruity Road, Gable, with the Rev. Alonza Washington, pastor, officiating. The family is receiving relatives and friends at the home of her brother, King David Johnson, 260 Booth Branch Road, Sumter. A wake service will be held Friday 5:00 to 7:00 p. m. in the John Wesley Williams Sr. Memorial Chapel, Williams Funeral Home, Inc., 821 North Main Street, Sumter. The procession will leave from the home of her brother at 10:20 a. m. Internment will be in the Congruity United Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
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