Agnes Battle Taulton, 87, of Clairton, Pennsylvania, gained her wings, on Tuesday morning, June 7, 2022, at Southwestern Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Pleasant Hills, Pennsylvania. She was born July 23, 1934, in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. Agnes was the daughter of the late Fred Lee Battle Sr. and Luvenia (Williams) Battle. Agnes married her high school sweetheart, Joseph Wesley Taulton, after he returned from the Korean War. Together, they raised three beautiful children, Glenn, Byron, and Gail Taulton.
Agnes was a lifelong active member of Morning Star Baptist Church where she served on the Anita Kay Missionary Ministry, Adult Usher Board #2, and the Sunday School Ministry. She also had an active role in the Allegheny Union Baptist Association as a part of the Women Ministry and the Ushers Ministry. Agnes attended meetings until just shortly before the pandemic started and her health prevented her.
She loved the Lord deeply and showed His love by caring for others around her. She was known to spoil all her nieces, nephews, and grandchildren. When her beloved daughter Gail, died unexpectedly, Agnes stepped up to take care of Gail’s infant daughter, Agnes Josephine Taulton, she also loved and adopted her daughter Bilyta Brooks. To show a high standard for her girls and leading by example Agnes went back to school to obtain her GED.
Agnes was a lynchpin in the family--making photo albums, saving memorabilia, and making lots of phone calls to keep everyone connected and up to date on the latest family news. She was well-loved by all who knew her, and her phone calls, extravagant outfits, generous spirit, and mischievous laughter will be sorely missed.
In addition to her parents, Agnes was preceded in death by her three brothers, Fred Lee Battle, Jr. (Ruth), Iley Edward Battle, Joseph Anthony Battle (Martha); five sisters, Betty Jane East (Jimmy), Lee Anna Webb (James), Willie Mae Jones (Rudolph), Mary Esther Brodie (Lonnie), Rosa Luvenia Randall (Joseph); and daughter, Gail Celeste Payne (Robert).
Gone but never forgotten, Agnes is survived by her loving sons, Glenn and Byron Taulton; daughter, Agnes Josephine Taulton, and Bilyta Brooks; six grandchildren, eleven grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephew, cousins and friends.
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