LAKELAND, Fla. — JoLee Karnes Taylor, age 100, died Friday, June 14, 2013, of natural causes.
Born August 23, 1912, in Marshall County, Kentucky, JoLee grew up in Marshall County and in Detroit, Michigan, where her family moved when she was 13. She graduated from Detroit Central High School in 1930 and worked for many years at Cadillac Motor Company in Detroit. In 1931, she married Rudy Taylor and they celebrated 68 years of marriage before Rudy passed away in 1999.
JoLee is survived by her daughter, Janet Shearer, Lakeland, Fla.; her son, Rudy Taylor and wife Louise, West Bloomfield, Michigan; her granddaughters, Adrienne Abramson, Lauren Gillett and Jennie Shearer; and three great-granddaughters, June, Jolee and Gwendolyn.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 29, 2013, at Bethel Baptist Church, Tatumsville, Kentucky, to be followed by a family reunion. Cox and Karnes kin are invited to attend the service and then participate in the potluck family reunion to be held in the Bethel Church activities building.
Memorial gifts may be made to a charity of the giver’s choice.
H.W. Oldham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.