GREENBURGH, N.Y. - Gladys Roberta Hunter Taylor of Greenburgh died June 23. She was 82.
Taylor was born March 12, 1931, in Asheville, N.C. to A.M.E. Zion Pastor, Robert Thomas Hunter and Gladys Hamblin Hunter. She graduated from William Penn High School in Philadelphia, Pa. She earned a bachelor of arts degree from Livingstone College in Salisbury, N.C. She also earned a masters degree in Public Administration from Pace University.
Taylor was a lifelong member of Institutional A.M.E. Zion Church of Yonkers, New York, where she was a former member of the Board of Trustees and chairperson of the Building Fund. She was also a member of the Women's Home and Overseas Missionary Society. She was a social services supervisor for the County of Westchester. Prior to returning to work full-time, she had worked over the years as an educator.
Taylor was a member and Golden Soror of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She was a charter member of Pi Iota Omega Chapter of Greenburgh/White Plains. Among her many contributions to AKA, Soror she served as Ivy Leaf Reporter, chair of the Scholes Committee for Children's Village, and as co-chair of many fundraisers.
Taylor is survived by her children, Sylvia Taylor Williams, Valerie Taylor Parker, and Robert Hunter Taylor; sister, Minnetta Scott; sisters-in-law, Emiko Castro and Susan Samuda and their husbands; sons-in-law, Lance Williams and Luke Parker; daughter-in-law, Jill Huntley Taylor; seven grandchildren; two cousins; a nephew; and several great nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; husband, Sylvester TenEyke Taylor;and brother, William Hamblin Hunter.
Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 28 at Institutional A.M.E. Zion Church, 42 Bishop William J. Walls Place, Yonkers. An Ivy Beyond the Wall Ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Interment will follow at the Kensico Cemetery in Valhalla.
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