Christopher Matthew Taylor

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Christopher Matthew Taylor left us on July 28, 2014. He was born in Asheville on February 7, 1999, and was a lifelong resident of Buncombe County. Christopher was a rising sophomore at Enka High School and a member of the football team. From an early age, he was an avid participant in sports with the Hominy Valley Youth League, Enka Middle School, and Enka High School. He was baptized as a believer in Christ and member of Pole Creek Baptist Church in 2005. Christopher possessed a competitive nature, a kind spirit, and a ready smile. While he was with us he enriched our lives and made us better. We love him dearly and will miss him with all our hearts. He is survived by his parents, Calvin and La-Tisha Hensley Taylor; sister, Courtney Taylor; brother, Mitchell Taylor; paternal grandparents Frank and Rosa Taylor; maternal grandmother Katherine P. Hensley; maternal great-grandmother Gratis B. Hensley; aunts and uncles, David and Freda Wells, Gary and Yolanda Parker, Doug and Diane Taylor, and Vada Sprouse. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Merrill Hensley. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday at Pole Creek Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dennis Thurman and the Rev. Dean Rice officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Enka High School Football Program, 475 Enka Lake Rd., Candler, NC 28715. Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. is assisting the family.

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  1. Calvin, La-Tisha and family, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss.

  2. Praying for the family during this most trying time. Just remember the good times. God will see you through.

  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with this family during their time of need. Lord please heal their hearts and let them know you are with them always. Praying

  4. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Dear heavenly father please comfort this family as only you can.

  5. Praying for you all! Just rest assured that your precious son is resting in the arms of Jesus! If you need anything, please do not hesitate to call! May God give you peace and comfort during this time!

  6. Please know that we are thinking about you guys. I wish I had the right words to heal your broken hearts, but all I can do is pray that God will help the pain to ease over time. Our hearts are breaking for you as parents and for Courtney and Mitchell. We send many hugs and love.

  7. LaTisha & Calvin, May God wrap his arms of love around you both. I know we cannot understand why things happen, but we can trust God and his plan for our life. Love Ya Both

  8. Our hearts go out to your family. Please know people are praying for your family. May God be with all of you in the days ahead. He was a special young man.

  9. Chris was a great friend and teammate! I will miss him very much, but I know that he is in a much better place and that God is taking great care of him. I will continue to pray for your family! R.I.P Chris Taylor

  10. Calvin and Tish:
    There are no words to express your sorrow. We are thinking of you and praying for your family. We are saddened for you and wish we could be there with you.

    Frank and Tina McGlamory

  11. Calvin & Tisha:
    We are so very sorry for your loss. Amy and I are thinking about you guys and praying you’ll find peace.

    Jeff & Amy Peterson

  12. Im so very sorry for ur loss . . He was still a baby who had his whole life ahead of him i pray god gives you strength on Saturday as u lay ur baby boy ta rest i Will be praying for you all R.I.P ANGEL my brother passed away in 07 due to a drunk driver an tha pain is still with my whole family this day !!

  13. We are soo saddened to hear about Christopher. He was such a sweetie with a contagious smile! Please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Love and Hugs,
    Ronnie (Coach Capps) Cindy, Zeb and Zane

  14. My thoughts and prayers are with Chris’ family and friends. May you all find comfort in knowing that he is now with our Lord Jesus and seek comfort and peace from God and His precious Son.

  15. Please know we are are so very sorry for your loss. You have been in our hearts and we are praying for each one of you. So many people are praying and Christopher will never be forgotten. We love you!
    John, Cindy and Aiden Criss
    And Justin Shelmadine (Weezy)

  16. Courtney and Mitchell,
    My heart is so heavy with sadness to know what has happened. I will be praying for you and your family as you go through the next few days, weeks and months.
    May God bless you and provide you with the strength to provide comfort for each other and your parents.
    Ms. Colleen Thompson/Enka High

  17. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless you all.
    John and Audrey Calais

  18. Latisha and Calvin,
    There are no words that will lift the grief you are feeling now. We are so very sorry for your loss. We just wanted you and your family to know that we are thinking about and praying for you and your family. Please let us know if we can do anything to help.
    Rebecca, Joel, Austin, Jordan and Jack Sloan

  19. Tisha honey~ my heart is so broken for you and your family. Words are useless right now but know that we love you all and are keeping you close in our thoughts and prayers. Mark, Lynn and Blake Bellows

  20. Mitchell,
    I’m so sorry to hear about your little brother. You will miss him terribly until you see him again in heaven. Know that I am holding you and your family up in prayer that God will give you strength and comfort at this time.

  21. Michell,
    Well I wish I can be at your side now and give you a great big hug because I want you to know that God gained a beautiful angel. My church will pray for your family. I am so sorry buddy. Well I am going to regret saying this but here I go. Go Jets! #godsnewangel
    Love you,
    Allyson Crumpler

  22. Tisha & Calvin,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that we are keeping you and your family in our prayers and close to our hearts in this time of sorrow.
    Stephanie Gant Rogers & Family
    David Messer
    Mikes Heating & Cooling

  23. Our hearts are heavy with sorrow for the loss of your Christopher. Your family will remain in our prayers as you bravely face each day. May God wrap his loving arms around each of you with comfort.
    With love,
    Janet, Tanner, and Samantha Sheppard

  24. I was very sad to hear about your loss – I am here with love and support if you need anything please let me know ~ Prayers for you now and forever!

  25. Calvin, Tisha and family –
    I am sorry for your loss. Please know that my prayers will be with you.
    During this most difficult time, God will give you the strength and comfort that you need and will be with you in the ‘tough’ days ahead.

  26. Chris you are an angel now and even though so many people miss you here, we know that you are smiling down on your family and friends letting them know that everything will be ok. Go rest high on that mountain and we will see you again one day.

    Cameron, Johnnie, Jessie, Michael Cantrell

  27. Dear Taylor Family,
    We are so saddened to hear of the loss of Christopher. Please know that our family will keep praying for you.
    Mike and Kim Dawson

  28. I am so sorry to hear of your loss… I have enjoyed working with your family, and their beautiful smiles! Know that you are in my prayers!

  29. Very sorry for your loss! Prayers to the family and God Bless you All! From: Terrell Hensley and Michael Hensley (florida)

  30. Calvin and LaTisha, my heart aches for you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss. I pray God will comfort you during this time and give you comfort. My thoughts and prayers are with you!

  31. Calvin & LaTisha and Family,
    The pain of losing a child is not one you want to share with anyone. But, we now share that pain with you and your family. The only thing we can do is to ‘hurt’ with you. You have a hole in your heart that only the Lord can help you fill. As you face difficult days ahead, allow Him to fill you with His perfect peace and comfort that passes all human understanding. Heaven for you has become sweeter and what a reunion we have to look forward to! Rory was there to meet Christopher on Monday and he is showing him around to everyone in heaven and what a glorious time they are having. God has a special purpose for everything He allows us to face in this life, and may His heavenly purpose be filled in each of your lives. Our thoughts and our prayers will continue with you.
    Our Love in Jesus,
    Royce & Gwenda Phillips

  32. My heart is so heavy for you guys for the loss of one of the greatest boys I have ever known. I have always told Chris he looked and acted just like my grandson Jake. He had a smile all the time just like Jake, he would always laugh and say really Miss C am I really like your grandson and I would tell him him yes you are my adopted grandson and he would give me that big smile. God truly has a great Angle to look after us. We can hold him in our hearts and remember the good times which was always. He was a great kid one I loved so much. God has him now and he is having the time of his life looking after us, not good bye but we will see you soon. His family I pray for you to have some kid of piece knowing he is with God and he was a good example for all the boys he ran around with. MAy God bless you each day and help to heal the pain. GOD bless each one of you. He was the BESt. Love. Miss Co

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