Frenchie Bernard Taylor

Published 11:19 am Thursday, March 27, 2014

Frenchie Bernard Taylor died on March 20, 2014, at his home in Duson, La. He was 39.

Mr. Taylor was born July 6, 1974, to Mary Lucille Taylor and Willie Lee Washington in Hinds County.

He joined Greater New St. Paul Church in Tunica, and later joined Zion Travelers Missionary Baptist Church.

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He was a veteran of the United States Navy serving on board the USS Saipan in Norfolk, Va., where he was a culinary arts specialist.  He became a chef for Roadhouse Restaurant in Duson.

He was preceded in death by his grandmothers, Nelllie Marie Carter and Ethel Washington; an aunt, Odessa Washington and two uncles; Harry Washington, Sr. and George Washington.

Survivors include his daughter, Francheska Aliyah Taylor; his mother, Mary L. Collins of Vicksburg; father, Willie Lee Washington of Vicksburg; four sisters, Onita Lassiter and Sheila Taylor both of Vicksburg, Cassandra Glover of Lexington Park, Md., and Arlicia Coleman of Orlando, Fla.; five brothers, Robert Rogers of Boston, Kenny Rogers of Clermont, Fla., Anthony Washington of Beloit, Wis., and David Lamar Hoyt and Scotty Hoyt both of Rolling Fork; and nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Services will be noon Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Zion Travelers Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Alfred Lassiter Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday from 1 to 7 p.m. with the family hour from 6 to 7 p.m. at Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home.