HORTENSE — Yvonne Bennett Taylor, age 79, of Hortense passed away April 15, 2020 at Bayview Nursing Home after a brief illness. Mrs. Taylor was born in Five Forks, Ga., and lived in Snellville, Ga., for more than 70 years before moving to Hortense to be near her daughter. She was a member of the first graduating class of South Gwinnett High School in Snellville in 1958. Mrs. Taylor was a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Snellville for most of her life and later joined White Oak Baptist Church in Lilburn where she and her husband were enthusiastically active in the Primetimers senior’s group. Most recently she was a happy member of Twin Rivers Baptist Church and the Senior Ladies’ Sunday School Class. While Mrs. Taylor was occasionally employed outside the home in a variety of positions, she most excelled in her role as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. During her life, Mrs. Taylor was employed as a bank teller, bookkeeper, biscuit maker, and sitting with the elderly. In addition to her parents, Toy and Ruth Bennett, Mrs. Taylor is preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Charles Taylor; her son, Jesse Taylor; and brother, James Bennett. Mrs. Taylor is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Selena and Joey Strickland of Hortense; grandchildren, Casey (Kayla), Rebecca and Logan Taylor of Winder; a sister and brother-in-law, Deborah and Russell Davis of Loganville; a sister-in-law, Shirley Bennett of Snellville; step-grandchildren Joey Lynn (Wayne) Nuenke and J.B. (Nikki) Strickland, both of Hortense; as well as a host of loving cousins, in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends across the country. Mrs. Taylor’s family would like to thank the staff of Bayview Nursing Home for the loving care and kindness shown to her during her two-year stay. She was very happy in her Bayview home. Due to COVID-19 regulations, a private graveside service was held at Friendship Primitive Baptist Church in Five Forks, Ga. At a future date, a memorial service will be held to celebrate and honor Mrs. Taylor and her life. Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.wagesfuneralhome. com. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to your favorite church or charity.