Mr. Ellis Taylor, 81 of Forest Park, Georgia passed away on May 24, 2012. Ellis was born August 27, 1930, in Loper, Ala., to the late Henry and Bessie Taylor. He was preceded in death by his late wife Mattie Jean Taylor.

Ellis Taylor leaves behind to cherish his memory two sons, Michael Taylor and Terry Taylor; four daughters, Deborah Bennett, Sandra Guy, Vickie Strickland and Tammie Johnson; one brother, Hilton Taylor; two sisters, Ethel Hunter and Lillian Jackson; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Friday, May 25, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Saturday, May 26, at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in College Park, Ga.

The funeral services are under the direction of Parkway Garden Chapel Funeral Home, Forest Park, (404) 366-3522. Online condolences may be made at