Cherie Virginia Searcy Taylor, kind-hearted mother, sister, aunt, and friend, died on Tuesday, February 15, 2021.
Cherie was born on Monday, June 5, 1961 to Mary Collins Searcy and Scott Hamilton Searcy, Sr. She was the middle child of three; sister, Patricia Lynn Searcy and brother, Scott Hamilton Searcy, Jr. She is predeceased by her parents.
Later in life, Cherie met and married her sweetheart John William Taylor, Jr. Combined they have four children: Mary Bay Flanagan, Wesley Flanagan, Camilla Taylor, and John Taylor, III. Cherie has one granddaughter, Alice Scott Amerson.
In February 2020, Cherie celebrated her 30th anniversary working for the Spalding County 911 Center. She will be remembered for her kindness, hospitality, and flair for southern cooking. She created and perfected her cheese straw recipe, which will never be duplicated. She was the perfect host, inviting anyone to her table that came to the door. And with over 500 cookbooks in her collection, she was always looking for new recipes to share.
As a lifelong member of St. George's Episcopal Church, Cherie cared deeply about her church. She and John were known for preparing an elaborate spread for major occasions at church or any given Sunday. Cooking was her passion and an easy way to show her family and friends how much she loved them.
Cherie also had a great love for animals and was always caring for a pet rabbit, cat, or dog (or two). At the age of 12, she wrote a paper on vegetarianism and committed to that way of eating for the rest of her life. She was an avid reader, camping aficionado, and ghost hunter.
All funeral arrangements are being handled by Conner-Westbury Funeral Home, 1891 West McIntosh Road. Visitation with the family is set for Thursday, February 18 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home followed by a service at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. George's Episcopal Church in memory of Cherie.
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