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JANE RAY MEDLOCK TAYLOR

Jane Ray Medlock Taylor quietly passed away on August 16, 2020.

She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Brig. Gen. Charles William Taylor, Jr., U.S. Air Force (Ret.), five children and stepchildren: Lee F. Taylor (Karin), Tracey B. Krause, Ruth T. Johnson, Martha B. Meyer (Dan), Douglas C. Billian, Jr. (Jenny); stepdaughter-in-law, Margaret “Maggie” H. Taylor; a sister, Nancy M. Robertson (Dudley) of Tavares, FL; and twelve grandchildren; Taylor Hunter, John Taylor, Michael Taylor, Beverly Krause, Carolyn Krause, Taylor Koogler (Corey), Thomas Johnson, Emma Johnson, Sarah Meyer, Katie Meyer, Katherine Billian, and Madeline Billian.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Adolphus Medlock and Martha Jane “JJ” Adams Medlock, and her stepson Charles W. Taylor III.

Jane Ray was born in Atlanta Oct. 9, 1933 and grew up in Winter Park, FL. She graduated from Winter Park High School. She went on to attend Wesleyan College and later graduated from the University of Alabama. She loved to travel and spend time with her children and grandchildren. She will be remembered for her beautiful smile and her gracious and generous heart.

Jane Ray was a devoted member of Compassion Christian Church – East Campus. She ministered to many ladies in the Savannah area leading local Bible Studies. Jane Ray was a faithful witness of Christ’s love to everyone she ever knew or met, and her impact will be remembered. Her faith rested on 2 Timothy 1:7 “God does not give us a spirit of fear but of power and love and a sound mind.”

The family expresses their thanks and blessings to the Azalealand Nursing Home for the outstanding care and compassion during these very stressful times.

The family will receive friends from 10 until 11:30 Friday morning, August 21, 2020, at Gamble Funeral Service – 410 Stephenson Avenue.

The funeral service will be held at 11:30 Friday morning, August 21, 2020, in the chapel of Gamble Funeral Service, with the eulogy given by Pastor Drew Humphreys. Private interment will be in Bonaventure Cemetery.

Remembrances may be sent to the charity of your choice.

You are invited to view the funeral service of Jane Ray by clicking here.

Online Condolences

  1. Gail R. Jones says:

    One of the sweetest Christian Ladies I have ever known. She will always have a special place in my heart. Sympathy and prayers to you Bill and all family members. We will see her again one day when we get to Heaven. That is our hope that Jesus gave us.

  2. Mari Buchman says:

    She was such a lovely, genuinely friendly lady.
    Our sincere condolences to Bill and the family
    Mari and Jim Buchman

  3. Lynnette Crossland says:

    My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the peace that you seek.
    Thinking of you during this time of sorrow.

  4. Janice Mallard says:

    Such a lovely person always witnessing to others. Will certainly be missefmissed. Prayers to the family

  5. Sherry Koogler says:

    We are thinking of you all during this difficult time. Although we only had the honor of knowing Jane Ray a short time it was easy to see what a beautiful person she was. We are so thankful for the impact she had on Taylor’s life and I am sure the other grandchildren’s as well. I will always remember what she shared about her church which made such an impression on me. “It is my happy place!” I know heaven will be as well!

  6. Mary Finocchiaro says:

    My deepest sympathies to you and the family.
    I am so sorry.
    Mary

  7. Virginia Love says:

    Dear Taylor family,
    As a member of Compassion Christian Church, east campus, I would greet Mrs. Jane Ray and I never remember a time that she did not greet me with a smile. Sometimes if I felt down, all I had to do was wait for Mrs. Jane Ray to arrive and her smile would lift me right up. What a very special lady she is. I use “is” because, as it has been said, she is still alive and is a citizen of heaven. I pray for the entire Taylor family as you adjust to living here without her in your physical presence. God is sending angels of comfort to you during this time and He will bless you for accepting His comfort. Sincerely and respectfully. Virginia Love

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