Luvenia Taylor Dockery was born August 4, 1922 to the late Johnnie and Flossie Taylor of Goldsboro, North Carolina. On Friday, March 2, 2018 at 7:30 A.M. God dispatched a chariot of angels to Open Arms Retirement Center, Raeford, N.C. to peacefully bring her home to her eternal rest. There she will have a joyous reunion with her parents, siblings, and her late husband, Deacon William Spencer Dockery and son Franklin Taylor.
Luvenia was affectionately called “Tabe” by her family and close friends.
She completed her primary and secondary education in the public school system of Wayne County, North Carolina, and a member of the 1942 graduating class of Central High School. She later pursued additional education and training at Piedmont School of Nursing in Burkesville, V.A., and completed that the School of Practical Nursing at the Maggie Walker School of Practical Nursing in 1952. She practiced nursing holding various positions and received awards for outstanding job performance until her retirement from the State of North Carolina.
Luvenia accepted Christ as her personal Savior at an early age and joined the Best Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Goldsboro, N.C. until relocating in Raeford, N.C. and became a member of the Rock Hill Missionary Baptist Church, participating in various ministries and served as a Deaconess.
She was a member of social and political organizations among them the NAACP. She would often say “one had a civic responsibility to vote and if you don’t vote, you have nothing to say”.
Luvenia” Tabe” will be surely missed. She now waits at God’s Throne leaving to cherish her memories; Five grandchildren, Oretha Charmain Taylor, Hykemma Taylor, Laqueicia C. Taylor of Philadelphia, P.A., Venita A. (Timothy) Irving, Deborah Isom of Goldsboro,N.C., one caring and devoted sister-in-law, Ms. Margaret Dockery Brown of Fayetteville, N.C. who she looked forward to her Sunday visits bringing “KFC” Chicken Dinner. She had a special place in her heart for her nieces and nephews, Doris Ann Mosley, Kenneth Taylor, Elouise Sellers, John A. Hilliard, Johnnie Ann Bishop, Othneal Britt, Tom Britt, Martin Britt, James (Bobby) Taylor, Ruth Britt, Ramatha Britt, Evelyn Staples, and Catherine Taylor Burton (Tot) of Baltimore, M.D., and preceded in death, Brenda Brown, great nephew, Kevin Hilliard (Sonya) of Baltimore, M.D., two great great nieces, Angelicia Hilliard and Jadyn Walker, one special great great great niece, Jordyn Boone, who she affectionately called “The Baby”, many other friends and relatives.