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Louise Hinton-Taylor

June 13, 1939 ~ November 7, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old

Louise Hinton-Taylor Obituary

Louise Hinton Taylor was born on June 16, 1939, to the late
Mr. Oscar Hinton Sr. and Mattie Chamberlain Hinton in
Aliceville, Alabama. She accepted Christ at an early age and
was baptized by the late Rev. Davis at St. John Baptist
Church. Her childhood was spent in Aliceville, where she
attended Summerville schools. She met and married Jesse
Woods Sr. and moved to Cleveland, Ohio. From this union,
four children were born: Thelma Jean, Jesse Jr., Patricia, and
Anthony Woods. Louise later moved to Birmingham,
Alabama, where she joined the Christian Valley Baptist
Church under the leadership of Rev. A.L. Lawson. There, she
sang in the choir and taught kindergarten. She later moved
back to Cleveland, Ohio, and joined Mt. Gillian Baptist
Church under the leadership of Rev. F.L. Brown. Louise then
joined Second Trinity Baptist Church under the leadership of
Rev. W.J. Harris, where she served as president of the
Mother's board and Sunday school. She sang in the choir
and was a deaconess, known for leading devotion and
singing Dr. Watts hymns. Her final church home was Zion
Hill Baptist Church under the leadership of J. Gates. Mama
Louise, or "Cousin Lou" as she was affectionately known,
loved to cook her collard greens and sweet potato pies. She
loved traveling to the yearly family reunions in Alabama,
Indiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Florida, South Carolina,
Nebraska, California, and also to the Bahamas. Louise was
also part of a social club called "Losamago," and she enjoyed

watching wrestling. She was very family-oriented and
compassionate to others. She was employed at Mt. Sinai
Hospital for over twenty-five years and also worked at
Benjamin Rose as a sitter with the elderly until her health
failed. Preceding her in death were her husband, George
Taylor, and three of her children: Thelma Jean, Jesse Jr., and
baby Anthony Woods. Also preceding her were two
brothers, Oscar and John, and one sister, Agusta Hinton. She
leaves to mourn her daughter, Patricia Woods (Steve);
stepdaughters Sally and Tonya Parker; brother, Robert
Hinton; sister, Mattie Hinton McClaney; a very special niece,
Mattie Pearl Travick (Rick); seven grandchildren: Marcus Sr.,
Marco Sr., Fatima (Edward), Anthony, Ashley, Jesse, Jessica
Woods, Corey, Ricky (Sarah) Hinton, Sherry Reese, and Sean
Birks; seven great-grandchildren: Marshay (Tray), Zaria,
Asia, Marcus Jr., Marco Jr., Marchez, Marcalb, Lamarion,
Zavion, Adrian, and Matthew Woods; two great-great-
grandchildren: Jaazaniah and Mylan Johnson; special nieces
and nephews: Kennedy Hinton, Scottie McClaney, Rommel(
Veronica)McClaney, and Sa'de McClaney Hammond
(Brandon), Queniqua Hinton and Quetahja Hinton; a very
special cousin, Joe Woodridge; best friends: Nora Ball,
Virginia Marshall, Betty Frazier, Ms. Kay; sister-in-law Bessie
Owans, Mary Taylor; brother-in-law Cecil Taylor; Special
Woods niece’s; a host of Great-Grandchildren, and Great-
Great Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, and a of Friends host of

family and friends. A special thanks to Steve Collins, Darnell
Atkinson (Mario), and bus drivers Charles and Andre.

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Public Viewing
November 17, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Gaines Funeral Home
5386 Lee Road
Maple Heights, OH 44137

November 18, 2023

10:00 AM
Grace Missionary Baptist Church
3742 E 131 St
Cleveland, OH 44120

Funeral Service
November 18, 2023

10:30 AM
Grace Missionary Baptist Church
3742 E 131 St
Cleveland, OH 44120

November 18, 2023

1:00 PM
Cleveland Memorial Garden
4324 Green Rd.
Highland Hills, Ohio 44122


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