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Official Obituary of

Mrs. Trudie Mae Rogers Taylor

March 11, 2024

Mrs. Trudie Mae Rogers Taylor Obituary

Mrs. Trudie Mae Rogers Taylor of Tampa, FL passed away on Monday, March 11, 2024. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2024, 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church of West Tampa, 1302 N. Willow Avenue, Tampa, FL 33607. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery, 4615 E. Hanna Avenue, Tampa, FL 33610.

Trudie Mae Rogers was born on November 21, 1931, in Cordele, Georgia, to the late Leroy and Gertrude Rogers.  At an early age, her family moved to Tampa, Florida.

Trudie attended the public schools of Hillsborough County, graduating from Middleton High School’s Class of 1951.  Trudie met and married the love of her life, James Taylor.  Together, they settled in the West Tampa community and raised their only son, Jerry Lee Taylor.

Trudie’s endearing spirit was always evident and acknowledged in all she encountered.  She was a faithful, dependable, and dedicated member of First Baptist Church of West Tampa for more than 60 years.  She worked in the service of the Lord as a member of the Deaconess Board, Usher Board #2, and Mission Society until her health failed.  She retired from the Academy of the Holy Names school.  There, a bond with the “sisters” was formed and remained intact long after her retirement.

Conversations with Trudie always confirmed her love and devotion for her family.  A visit to her home would provide further confirmation that God and family were most important in her life.  Anyone who enters could observe her “Walls of Love”!  Cherished photos of her son & daughter-in-law, grandkids, great-grandkids and other family members and special events adorned her walls as constant reminder of her love for family.  Trudie’s sisters, nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbors, and extended family continuously sang her praises for being a kind, generous, and unselfish soul, always willing to help others.

Trudie had a special bond with her granddaughter, Tamara.  For years she prepared Sunday dinner for “Tammy and the boys” and looked forward to their weekly visit.  A special “thanks” goes to Tammy who was primary in managing Trudie’s care, with the support of her mother, Deborah Bailey.

Trudie was preceded in death by: her husband, James Taylor; and siblings, Algee Rogers, Ethel Johnson, Evelyn Cabrera, Bernice Jackson, and Willie Roy Rogers.

She leaves to cherish her memories: her Son, Jerry L. Taylor (Ruth); Grandchildren,  Jermaine Taylor (Amber), Tamara Jefferson, Alexis Scipio (Terry), and Jazmine Taylor; Great grandchildren, Turhan Johnson, Jr., Quentin Jefferson, Jr., Aubrey Scipio, Ty Scipio, Taylor Scipio, and Arrington Scipio; Great, great granddaughter, Tamari Johnson ; her last living sibling Eloise Watson; a loving Goddaughter, Ozretta Page (Sutton); and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbors and friends.

A visitation will be held on Friday, March 22, 2024, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301 N. Howard Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606.

Arrangements entrusted to RAY WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME, Rhodes & Northern, Owners


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March 22, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Ray Williams Funeral Home
301 N. Howard Avenue
Tampa, FL 33606

Funeral Service
March 23, 2024

11:00 AM
First Baptist Church of West Tampa
1302 N. Willow Avenue
Tampa, FL 33607

March 23, 2024

Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery
4615 E. Hanna Avenue
Tampa, FL 33610


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