Hester Angel “Peggy” Lane Taylor

Published 7:07 pm Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Hester Angel “Peggy” Lane Taylor, 84, of Pleasant Garden, NC, entered into the joy of her salvation, March 6, 2019.

Born in Christiansburg, Virginia, July 19, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Oakley S. Lane and Macy Marie Blankenship Layne, and loving foster parents George Forrest Benn and Elma Mccanless Benn.  

Peggy will best be remembered for her innate kindness, sweetness, and tenderness. She had a simple faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and quietly let her light shine. She loved music and had a natural gift for playing the piano. She was pianist at White Rock Church of the Nazarene for many years. But mostly, she loved being a mother, and, in that role she was unexcelled. “Her children call her ‘blessed.’” Peggy joined the Saints on Ash Wednesday, reminding us that “we are all dust and to dust shall we return.” For those who live for Christ, the tears today will turn to joy tomorrow at our sweet reunion. Thanks be to God!

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In addition to her parents, Peggy was pre-deceased by darling grandson Jason Michael Taylor, brother Thurman Stephen Lane, sisters Marie Kitts, Katherine Sturdivant, and Helen Hudson.

She is survived by beloved foster sister Barbara Phelps (Julian), of Phoenix, AZ; daughters Teresa Gail Griffin (Henry) of Manteo, NC and Terah Beth Henley (Timothy) of Thomasville; sons Timothy Wayne and Michael DeWitt Taylor of Greensboro; along with the father of her children, Wilbur DeWitt Taylor of Greensboro; four grandchildren: Crystal Lynn and Travis Wayne Taylor of Greensboro, and Taylor Marie and Madelyn Renee Henley of Thomasville; nieces Ruth Kitts Bramblett (Rickey) of Las Vegas, NV, Louise Dyer (Richard) of Nashville, TN, and Frances “Crickett” Turpin (Thomas) of Stokesdale, and nephew Larry Nathan Lane (Betty) of Bland, VA.


A special thanks to Clapp’s Nursing Center for their many years of loving care and to Hospice of Greensboro for their valued guidance through the final days.


The funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2019, at Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services (formerly Hanes-Lineberry Vanstory Chapel), 1900 Vanstory Street, Greensboro, NC. Interment will be at Guilford Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  


Condolences to the family may be expressed online at www.advantagegreensboro.com