Mr. Wheeler Taylor, Jr.

May 28, 1951 ~ June 30, 2018 (age 67)


“He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” Revelation 21:4


In profound sorrow, the Britt Funeral Home and Cremation Service join with the Taylor Family to announce that Mr. Wheeler Taylor, Jr. of La Grange, North Carolina, at age 67, has completed his earthly journey.  He was lovingly known by his family members and friends as “Jr. and Wheel Daddy” 

Mr. Taylor transitioned from labor to reward on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at his residence in La Grange, North Carolina.  

He was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina on May 28, 1951 to the late Mr. Wheeler Taylor, Sr. and Mrs. Udell Britt-Taylor. 

He received his education in the Lenoir County public school system. 

After graduating from high school, “Jr.” served his country by enlisting into the United States Army.  He was honorably separated from service on March 17, 1971. 

During “Jr’s” working years, he served as a Professional Truck Driver.

Early in life, Wheeler met, dated and later married Mrs. Zella Suggs-Taylor.

Brother “Jr.” was preceded in death by his parents; Mr. Wheeler Taylor, Sr. and Mrs. Udell Britt-Taylor; his loving wife, Mrs. Zella Suggs-Taylor; and his sister, Mrs. Vondrette Taylor Parker. 

A celebration of life service will be conducted on Monday, July 9, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. in the Saint Rest Holiness Church, 305 East Boundary Street, La Grange, North Carolina.  Bishop Thurman McCuller, Sr. will officiate. 

Interment will follow the celebration of life service in the Eastern Carolina State Veterans Cemetery, 164 Longs Plant Farm Road, Goldsboro, North Carolina, 27534.

Also, a public viewing will be held on Sunday, July 8, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Britt Funeral Home Memorial Chapel, 414 East Washington Street, La Grange, North Carolina. 

Brother Taylor leaves to cherish his loving and precious memories to his partner and caretaker of the home, Ms. Stephanie Kornegay; his sister, Mrs. Lola Taylor Jones of Kinston, NC; his nephews, Mr. James Lee, Jr. and Mr. Wheeler Lee both of Union, Georgia; his god sons, Mr. Cecil Montague, Jr. and Mr. Elijah Kornegay both of the home and Mr. Joshua Kornegay of Kinston, NC; his god daughter, Mrs. Erica Bizzell of Kinston, NC; his foster sister, Mrs. Wanda Greene of Kinston, NC; his mother-in-law,  Mrs. Rosa Lee Suggs and his father-in-law, Mr. George Suggs, Jr. both of La Grange, NC; his four, god grandchildren; his one, god great grandchild; a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. 

On Monday, July 9, 2018, the family members and friends will assemble at the residence of Mr. Wheeler Taylor, Jr. of 111 East Boundary Street, La Grange, North Carolina at 11:00 a.m. in preparation for the funeral procession. 

Cards, Love-Grams and Condolences may be faxed to Britt Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 252-566-5604 or posted on line at

Arrangements by:  Britt Funeral Home and Cremation Service, La Grange, North Carolina.




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Funeral Service
July 9, 2018

12:00 PM
Saint Rest Holiness Church
305 East Boundary Street
La Grange, NC 28551

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