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Amber Raye Taylor

October 4, 1978 ~ October 31, 2020 (age 42)

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PONTOTOC – Amber Raye Taylor, 42, gained her angel wings on Saturday, October 31, 2020 at North Mississippi Medical Center. Born October 4, 1978 in Amory to the late Michael Anderson Taylor and Patti Renee Ward, she lived most of her life in Okolona and Shannon. She graduated from Shannon High School in 1996, attended ICC and later attended Northwest Miss. Community College studying surgical technology. Amber spent most of her life as a housewife and mother.  A member of the First Baptist Church of Okolona, music was a great part of her life.  She loved all genres  of music and had a pure angelic voice and loved to sing and dance.  Her radiant smile and pleasing personality enabled her to have a multitude of friends.  She will be missed.

A graveside service will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at Pleasant Grove Cemetery west of Shannon. Visitation will be from 10:30 AM to service time only. Holland Funeral Directors-Tupelo Chapel is honored to assist with arrangements. Condolences to the family may be emailed to

Amber is survived by her mother, Patti Ward of Oxford; her grandmother, Dot Ward Gann of Tupelo; her three children, Blayze Bowen of Oxford, Brandon Moses of Blue Springs, and Blayden Foster of Oxford; one stepdaughter, Kylee Foster of Tupelo; and one grandchild, Locklynn Bowen of Oxford; her siblings, Jake Ward Sellers (Jessi) of Hallsville, TX, and Oxford and Toni Floyd (Steven) of Guntown; numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews and a lot of friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Michael Anderson Taylor; and Papaw Bill Ward.

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