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Wanda Baker Taylor

September 10, 1956 ~ June 5, 2022 (age 65)

Obituary

Wanda Baker Taylor
September 10, 1956 – June 5, 2022


Wanda Baker Taylor left this earth and entered the loving arms of Christ on June 5, 2022, following a year and a half battle with Glioblastoma brain cancer. She passed away peacefully in her home in Cumming, Georgia surrounded by her husband and children. 
Wanda was born on September 10, 1956, on a naval base in Jacksonville, Florida to Glenwood and Wilma Baker. She grew up in Berlin, Georgia but later moved to other cities in South Georgia and metro Atlanta. Wanda married her high school sweetheart, Frank, on June 5, 1977 at the Methodist Church in Moultrie, Georgia and remained committed to him until her final breath. A fighter until the end, she held out long enough to spend her 45th wedding anniversary with her loving husband.  


Above everything else, Wanda valued her faith and her family. She often recalled how “God found her” through the ministry of Billy Graham at the age of 12 and how special she felt that He would care about a “country girl from Berlin.” She walked faithfully with God for the rest of her life and ministered to others through her words and service. Wanda also used her musical gifts to bless others by playing piano and guitar and singing at weddings and church services while even writing worship songs of her own. 


Wanda was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She cherished her role as Nana, and every one of her six grandchildren loved spending time with their Nana. She would drop everything to take care of her children or grandchildren, and as self-proclaimed “Weather Mom,” she always made sure they were never caught off-guard by a storm—or even a light drizzle. More than anything, Wanda desired to live for Christ and to point her children and grandchildren to the Savior she loved. 


Wanda attended high school at Moultrie High School, where she was active in chorus and drama productions. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Music and a master’s degree in Special Education from Valdosta State University and a specialist degree in Instructional Technology from the University of Georgia. She spent most of her career as a teacher or in other roles at schools and treasured the opportunity to impact the lives of her students and coworkers. Wanda also enjoyed working in ministry and held positions at Grace Fellowship Church in Snellville, Georgia, and Heritage Church in Moultrie. 


Wanda is survived by her husband Frank Taylor; son Daniel (Ashley) Taylor; daughter Bethany (Brandon) Smith; son James (Megan) Taylor; grandchildren Autumn, Charlotte, Leighton, Eason, Emery, and Anna; sister Glynda (Charles) Lane; brother Thomas Daniel (Nancy) Baker; sister-in-law Kay (Bill) Gifford; brother-in-law Floyd (Donna) Taylor III; sister-in-law Mary Taylor; and eight nieces and nephews.
Wanda was preceded in death by her parents Glenwood Baker and Wilma Baker and in-laws Floyd Taylor Jr. and Martha Taylor.


The visitation will take place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at McDonald & Son Funeral Home in Cumming. A memorial service will follow the next day at 2 p.m. at the same location.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Perimeter Church, where Wanda was an active member: https://www.perimeter.org/give.

To send flowers to the family, please visit our floral store.


Services

Visitation
Thursday
June 9, 2022

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
McDonald and Son Funeral Home and Crematory
150 Sawnee Dr.
Cumming, GA 30040

Memorial Service
Friday
June 10, 2022

2:00 PM
Chapel of McDonald and Son Funeral Home and Crematory
150 Sawnee Drive
Cumming, GA 30040

Video is available for this event


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