Dr. Susan Elizabeth Henry Taylor

Dr. Susan Elizabeth Henry Taylor


Dr. Susan Elizabeth Henry Taylor of Madison was born on April 2, 1951 and passed away suddenly on April 22, 2022 at her home. 

In 1969, Dr. Taylor graduated from Indianola High school in Indianola, Mississippi. She then attended Millsaps College in Jackson and graduated with a Bachelor of Science with Honors, Biology in 1973. In 1977, she earned her medical degree from the University Medical Center in Jackson. Following her medical training, she attended the University of Florida to certify in plastic & reconstructive surgery. In 1991, Dr. Taylor served for nearly 10 years at the VA Medical Center as Chief of Ambulatory Surgery. Susan discovered her ultimate passion in 2001 while working to help patients who struggle with chemical dependency at COPAC in Brandon, Mississippi. Through her desire for helping others and her commitment to learning, she became an Addictionologist in 2007 caring for patients in the Jackson area. After many years serving others through her various positions in the medical field, Dr. Taylor retired in 2019, after five years serving as Chief of Substance Use Services from Mississippi State Hospital, Whitfield, Mississippi. She was kind, caring and compassionate to patients and staff, and was an incredible asset to the MSH medical staff.

Dr. Taylor was a member of Wells United Methodist Church. She always enjoyed family gatherings, caring for her beloved cat, Chloe, and visiting with her neighbors. 

Dr. Taylor was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Neal and Carolyn Gibson Henry. 

She is survived by her brother, James Robert (Bobby) Henry and sister-in-law, Nita Simpson Henry of Madison, nephews, Neal Simpson Henry of Raleigh, North Carolina and William Joseph Henry (Ashley) of Madison, Mississippi. Dr. Taylor is also survived by her great niece, Grace Henry of Raleigh, North Carolina, and great nephew, Hayes Henry of Madison.

Visitation was held on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at Parkway Funeral Home, 1161 Highland Colony Parkway, Ridgeland, followed by 11:00 a.m. funeral service at Parkway Memorial Cemetery, Ridgeland. 

With grateful hearts, in lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that memorials be made to Wells United Methodist Church. 

Doris Bingham Cole

Doris Bingham Cole (85) of Madison passed away unexpectedly on April 22, 2022. She was born on November 18, 1936, in Moorhead, MS. 

Doris was preceded in death by husband George Auston Cole, son Robert Auston Cole, daughter Alisa Lynn Cole, parents Benjamin T. Bingham and Lora Moore Bingham, and sisters Lucille DeFreez, Connie Williams, and Dotty Peets Brewer. 

Doris was a graduate of Shaw High School in Shaw, MS. She dedicated over 40 years to Bellsouth/AT&T and won numerous awards for her outstanding performance in various departments. Since the young age of fifteen, she played the piano for churches throughout the South, most notably as the pianist of the Gospel Travelers Quartet. 

Doris was a faithful member of Christway Church in Flowood, MS for many years.  

Doris, "Grandma," is survived by her son Randy Cole, daughters Keri Cole Fedrick (Jonathan), Alana Cole Phelps (Robbie), daughter-in-law Karen Cole (Doug Allen), grandchildren Shannon Toth (Michael), Wesley Cole, Jeffery Cole (Kayla), Brady Cole (Caetlind), Addison Phelps, Sydney Phelps, great-grandchildren Dylan Woodward, Avery Toth, Louis Toth, Ely Rose Cole, her siblings Edward Bingham, Allen Bingham, June Moore, and a host of nieces and nephews who loved her dearly. 

The funeral service was held April 27, 2022 at Natchez Trace Funeral Home with interment following in Natchez Trace Memorial Park Cemetery.

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