Ellen Marie (Dukes) Taylor

November 9, 1967 ~ June 1, 2023 (age 55) 55 Years Old


Ms. Marie Dukes Taylor, age 55, of Hazlehurst, died Thursday, June 01, 2023 at her residence.

Ms. Taylor was born November 09, 1967, in Stewart Florida.

She is preceded in death by her father, Israel Lafayette (I.L.) Dukes, and her husband, Jeffery Taylor.

All her family said she enjoyed life to the fullest, enjoyed listening to music, and was definitely the life of the party where ever she was and she attended Bible Baptist Church.

Survivors include her mother, Ms. Ethel Toler Dukes of Hazlehurst; four brothers, Aaron Dukes, Silas (Sheila) Dukes, Charles (Sandra) Dukes, and Bobby (Pam) Dukes all of Hazlehurst; Fiancé, Don Wooten of Hazlehurst; step-children, Cindy Brown, Renee Ryals, LeeAnn Swinehart, Sarah Wooten, Joseph Wooten, Wesley Wooten and Julie Marten; 27 step-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews also survive.

Visitation and Funeral Services will be held Sunday, June 04, 2023, in the Chapel of Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home, visitation will begin at 2:00 pm and the funeral service will follow at 3:00 pm with Rev. Manford Gilbert officiating. Interment will follow in the Hazlehurst Memorial Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Joseph Wooten, Wesley Wooten, Gary Ryals Jr., Daniel Dukes, Lee Dukes, and Tyler Dukes.

The family may be contacted at her mother’s home, Ms. Ethel Dukes, 30 Dukes Drive, Hazlehurst.

The Taylor Family and Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home respectfully ask all in attendance to continue to follow social distancing guidelines set by our local health district and the CDC.

Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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