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WBC Mourns Passing of Felix Taylor


Felix Taylor was WBC's Student Senate president in 1969.
Williams Baptist College alumnus Felix Taylor, 64, of North Little Rock passed away Feb. 22, 2014. A 1969 graduate of Williams (then Southern), Mr. Taylor was former president of the WBC Student Senate, making him one of the first African American students in Arkansas to hold such a leadership position at an integrated college.

Mr. Taylor, a native of Cherry Valley, Ark., went on to graduate from Arkansas State University, and he earned his juris doctor degree at the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville. After law school, he was an instructor of political science at ASU and worked at the Arkansas Appeals Tribunal in Little Rock.

He was a deacon at Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church in Little Rock and became a founding deacon of Christway Missionary Baptist Church in Little Rock in 2003.

He is survived by his second mother, Mattie Tinzie Taylor of Marianna; former wife, Dr. Magalene Harris Taylor of Conway; one son, Omari Oji Britt Hampton Taylor of Seattle; two daughters, Dr. Felicia Dionne Taylor Waller (Elder Lonnie Waller Jr.) of Conway/Texarkana and Bethany Elon Taylor of North Little Rock; four grandchildren, Zachary Taylor Johnson, InDigo Henderson, JaLannie Waller and LonTerrian Waller; surrogate son, Webb Mark Massey; surrogate brother, Drew Raines; four brothers, Dale (Myra) and Gale Lynn, all of Jonesboro, Bryant (Ronjanett) of Jackson, Miss., and Eddie Daniels (Gloria) of Marianna; two sisters, Teresa Taylor Jones (Clint) of Jonesboro and Marie Kirks of Marianna. Other survivors include an abundance of cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, extended family and loving friends.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Christway Missionary Baptist Church in Little Rock.

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