Jean ‘Kitty’ Taylor

Published 9:11 am Friday, January 25, 2013

CAPRON—Tuesday, January 22, 2013, Jean “Kitty” Taylor departed this life.


She was born in Southampton County on May 2, 1962, to the late Joe A. and Louise Whitfield Sr.

Kitty was a 1980 graduate of Southampton County Public Schools.

She was the owner and operator of Kitty’s Beauty Palace.  It has been said that her salon is likened unto a “church.” She was known not only for hair care/maintenance and beautiful hair styles, but for spiritual care/maintenance in her Godly conversation, advise and anointed prayers.  Kitty’s clients received both natural and spiritual “makeovers.”

Kitty was also the Co-Pastor of Power House Revival Center in Jarratt, Va. She was truly the reflection of a Virtuous Woman as recorded in Proverbs 31.

Her Godly spirit and character was worth far above rubies.  Her church family is truly honored to have experienced the leadership of such an awesome woman of God. She truly exemplified the patience of Job, the purity of Mary, the wisdom of Solomon, and the heart of God.

“Many have done virtuously, but Kitty Taylor excellest them all.” (Prov. 31:31-paraphrased)

Kitty leaves to cherish her memories, her husband of 27 years, Barry N. Taylor Sr. affectionately known to her as “Pumpkin;” three sons Barry N. Taylor Jr. (DeLaci), Issac and Isaiah; two daughters, Brandie and Kandie; mother-in-law, Susie “Ann” Clarke; five brothers, Joe A. Whitifield, Jr. (Elsie), Donnie (Kathy), Dean (Peggy), Wayne and Milton (Samantha); six sisters, Redell Taylor, Inell Hunter, Brenda (Jerrell) Kindred, Jennifer (James) Britt, Leatha (Harvey) Baker and Avis Richardson; two aunts, Dorothy Stephens and Helen (James) Faltz; sister-in-law, Patricia (LeRoy) Barnes; six God-children; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.

Friends may join the family for a Wake service at Engram Funeral Home on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. by Pastor Morris “Dean” Whitfield.  A funeral service will be held on Saturday at Apostolic Faith Church of God, 680 Oak Street, Franklin, at 11 a.m.