Ernestine Taliaferro, a member of Janes United Methodist Church, died on Thursday, July 4, 2019. She was 95.
She was born on Aug. 21, 1923, to the late Thomas Dyer and Sadie Webb Dyer of Preston, Maryland.
She lived the majority of her life on West Duval Street and took pride in caring for her home.
She was preceded in death by her two sisters, Catherine Dyer Moore and Sedonia Dyer Scott. They loved Janes United Methodist Church and were faithful members.
During her early years at Janes, Taliaferro participated in the Junior Church and Junior Choir and taught Sunday school. In more recent years, she was a member of The Friendly Twelve.
Taliaferro was educated at Joseph E. Hill Elementary School, Roosevelt Junior High School and Germantown High School. She took a two-year course in dressmaking and design at Berean Institute.
Taliaferro loved arts and crafts. She made many beautiful ceramic pieces while attending West Oak Lane Senior Center for more than 20 years. The pieces were displayed in her home.
She was preceded in death by her children, Barry M. Taliaferro and Sherlane Dyer Taliaferro Freeman.
She is survived by: her grandchildren, Dwight (Regina), Michael (Nicole), Talief and Desirae (Jamaal), and great-grandchildren, Corrisha, Dwight Jr. (Syden), Kadeem (Malisha), DeShaye, William, Charles, Aaron, Anthony, Brighton and Braiden.
Services were held July 12 at Janes United Methodist Church, 47 E. Haines St. She is buried in Fairview Cemetery.
Emmanuel Johnson Funeral Home handled the arrangements.