Aljean Taylor, 84

Aljean Taylor, 84, a longtime resident of Oak Park, died on Nov. 29, 2020. Born in Tennessee on March 9, 1936, she moved to the Chicago area when she was very young. A graduate of McKinley High School in Chicago, following high school she married Garfield Taylor. They were married for over 47 years before he died. She worked for Illinois Bell Telephone Company for over 35 years before her retirement. 

Aljean is survived by her daughter, Janice, and was preceded in death by her son, Jeffrey. Other survivors include her grandchildren and great-grandson, along with many many other relatives. 

Visitation will be held on Thursday Dec. 3 from 3 to 8 p.m. at Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home, 203 S. Marion St., Oak Park. Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, a maximum of 10 people will be allowed in the funeral home. To allow for others to pay their respects and to allow for social distancing, we ask that people pay their respects and move on to allow others the opportunity. Masks are required.  

Visitation on Friday at 10 a.m. will be followed by an 11 a.m. funeral service at Garfield Park Community Worship Center, 4100 W. Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60624. 

In lieu of flowers, donations to Garfield Park Community Worship Center ( are appreciated.

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