Marion Josephine
Marion Josephine "Nanny" Taxley, 75, of Bluefield passed away Sunday, November 17, 2019 at Bluefield Regional Medical Center. Born April 11, 1944 in Amonate, VA, she was the daughter of the late John and Maryann Moten Lemons.
Nanny was a foster grandparent for CASE. She retired in 2013 from Rish Equipment where she was the purchasing and payables secretary and worked for more than forty years. She was a devoted member of Faith Center Church in Bluefield and loved her church family. She was a graduate of Bluefield High School and received an Associate Degree from Bluefield State College. She had been a resident of Bluefield for the past 50 years, moving here from Columbus, OH.
Nanny enjoyed spending time with her family and loved shopping.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one grandson, J.D. DeWitt, Jr., and one brother, Johnny Lemons.
Nanny is survived by her husband of 54 years, George H. Taxley, Jr. of Bluefield; one daughter, Lisa Taxley Brooks and husband Tony of Bluefield; two sons, Terrence W. Taxley and wife Jennifer of Bluefield, and John A. "Buddy" Taxley of Charlotte, NC; 10 grandchildren, Aiesha Brown and husband Frederick of Charlotte, NC, TJ Taxley of Louisville, KY, Jaalen Masterson of Bluefield, Cimone Davis of Charlotte, NC, Deja, Dominick, and Josiah Taxley, all of Bluefield, Alyssa Crockett of Wytheville, VA, Stuart Crockett of Rogers, AK, and Anntionette Brooks of Baltimore, MD; 9 great-grandchildren, Luna Brooks, Joshua, Myles, and Marek Brown, Micah, Kingston, and Hendrix Masterson, Larell Brooks-Beverly, and Amiyah Sellers; and former daughter-in-law, Angela Taxley.
A Homegoing Celebration will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Faith Center Church, 102 Federal Street, Bluefield, WV, with Bishop Frederick M. Brown officiating. Burial will follow at Restlawn Memorial Gardens in Littlesburg. Men of the church will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation with the family will be from 10:00 a.m. until the service hour Saturday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Faith Center Church, 102 Federal Street, Bluefield, WV 24701.
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Published on November 21, 2019


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Patty Jones
Dec 01, 2019
To Josie’s family I am so sorry for your loss! She was very special to me and seemed to be always there when I truly needed a hug and a friend. She was one of a kind and will be missed by many.
Debbie and Earl Beck
Nov 26, 2019
Dear sweet Josie, you will surely be missed by all who knew you! That beautiful soul smile and laugh. George our deepest condolences to you. Until you meet again, GOD be with you.
Gregory Moton
Nov 23, 2019
Truly you will be missed all my visits to Bluefield were brighter with you there my cousin.
Gregory Motona
Young Dowell ,Jr.
Nov 23, 2019
My heart is with you and your family I will always remember the time with you I love Ma(Josephine Taxley)continue to watch over us prayers for the family .
Mia Haden
Nov 22, 2019
Sending my Condolences from the Haden family may God bless y'all in this time of grief, God bless each and everyone of ya'll. I've known y'all for nearly all my life sending my thoughts and prayers 🙏🙏🙏. God has truly gained a Sweet angel.# Blessings 🙏❤🙏😇😇
Junior and Malienda Davis
Nov 22, 2019
To the family of Mrs. Josephine Taxley;
Our prayers and sympathy go out to your family in this time of sorrow.
Junior, Malienda and the Davis family.
Jolaine "Lainie" Richardson Brown
Nov 22, 2019
MS. Josie and her family was so nice to me when I was little!!! My mother was married to her brother and we would go visit them and I remember she was my Aunt Josie and Uncle George!! I remember looking up to Terry, Lisa, and Buddy as older cousins!!! I,am so so sorry for you all's loss!! She was a very sweet lady and I know she will be dearly missed!! May God bless you all!!
Marvetta Holland
Nov 22, 2019
Praying that the Lord will touch, restore and heal your family during this difficult time.
Yolanda Williams-Gambrell
Nov 22, 2019
Lisa, Terry and Buddy im sorry for your loss sendig prayers from my family to yours. May God bless you all.
Nov 22, 2019
So sorry for your loss prayers for you and your family
Chrystal Ingram Williams
Nov 22, 2019
You are all in my prayers. I love each and every one of you. Please know my heart is there with you.