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Kandie Meshell Taylor

July 13, 1993 ~ August 30, 2022 (age 29)


For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

~ Romans 8:18


On the morning of Tuesday, August 30, 2022, Ms. Kandie Meshell Taylor went to claim God’s promise of an eternal place of rest, free from all sadness and suffering. Kandie was born on July 13, 1993 to Barry N. Taylor, Sr. and the late Jean “Kitty” Taylor.

Kandie was a graduate of Southampton High School. She had aspirations to become a Registered Nurse. Kandie wanted to be a nurse, because in her own words she knew she always wanted to “help people”. In spite of having two brain surgeries, Kandie passed the TEAS exam for entry into a nursing program the first time. This was an extraordinary accomplishment.

Kandie was beautifully saved at an early age. She encouraged people through the word of God; not wisdom of her words but God’s word. One thing she always declared was that “You cannot take God’s Glory!” She never let go of God and often prayed for others when she needed prayers for herself. Kandie was an active member of Capron Community Church of God in Christ under the leadership of the late Pastor Merritt Chapman and Pastor Robert E. Joyner, Jr. She later joined Powerhouse Revival Center in Jarratt, VA under the leadership of Pastor Barry Taylor, Sr. and the late Co-Pastor Jean “Kitty” Taylor. She was also baptized on October 3, 1999 while serving as a member of Powerhouse Revival Center.

Kandie was extremely easy to love. She had a quiet spirit and a welcoming smile that she never lost even through her illness and during the toughest of times. Kandie’s life was a true demonstration of perseverance at it highest pinnacle. Despite being faced with a multitude of health challenges and battles, Kandie never complained. She genuinely embodied the courageous unwavering spirit of a fighter and conqueror. She made the conscious choice to still love God with her entire heart. Even till the end, she often said and had a “Thank You” in her spirit for any kindness or love shown to her.

Kandie had many hobbies that brought her and many others peace and joy. She had a strong passion for spending quality time with her family and friends. Her father, Barry Taylor Sr, who she often referred to as her “Best Friend”, was someone who she personally loved to spend time with and make memories. Kandie loved sharing a “good laugh”, with her loved ones. Her laugh was truly infectious and could light up a room. She thoroughly enjoyed going out to eat with her family as well. Kandie was also a natural artist. She often would draw beautiful pictures in her spare time. Kandie also loved uplifting gospel music. She liked the old and new school gospel genres. Kandie had a liking for sports too. She enjoyed shooting hoops on her basketball court at home with her family. Most of all Kandie loved being a blessing to other people through her serving and active participation under Powerhouse Revival Center, Jarratt, VA. She diligently served the people of God while serving as a committed usher for the ministry. She was also a powerful and spirit filled praise dancer for the ministry. If you had the privilege to witness her bless the Lord through praise dancing, then you truly were able to feel the dynamic power and presence of God flowing through the room.

She was preceded in death by her loving, caring mother, Jean “Kitty” Taylor; grandparents, Joe A. Whitfield, Louise Whitfield and Judge Taylor; sister-at-heart, Diamond Daniels.

She leaves to cherish her wonderful memories, her father and mother-at-heart, Barry N. Taylor, Sr. (Kitty); one sister, Brandie; three brothers, Barry N. Taylor, Jr. (Jasmine), Issac and Isaiah Taylor; one sister-at-heart, D’Jsha Daniels; grandmother, Susan Anne Clarke; one nephew, Braylen Taylor, whom she adored; god-parents, Pastor Robert E. Joyner, Jr. and Missionary I’nell Joyner; a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.


Therefore, however a believer dies, in suffering or in relative peace, it is but a transition to “ face to face” with the LORD. Once that transition has been made, all of the sorrow and pain of the suffering will end. “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


Relatives and Friends are encouraged to visit Ms. Taylor's tribute wall to share memories, extend condolences and to order floral tributes, as sentiments to the family. 


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September 9, 2022

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Knox-High Mortuary, Inc.
568 Halifax St.
Emporia, VA 23847

September 10, 2022

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Shiloh Baptist Church
30188 Shiloh Road
Boykins, VA 23827

Celebration of Life
September 10, 2022

2:00 PM
Shiloh Baptist Church
30188 Shiloh Road
Boykins, VA 23827

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Celebrating the Life of Kandie Taylor

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Posted by Shiloh Baptist Church Boykins, VA on Saturday, September 10, 2022

Interment following funeral service
September 10, 2022

Cargill Cemetery
18183 Old Forty Road
Waverly, VA 23890

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