Chanda Nicole Taylor

Thu, 07/24/2008 - 4:17pm
By: The Citizen

Chanda Nicole Taylor, 35, died June 26, 2008, after a courageous battle with brain cancer. She was born July 7, 1972 in Newnan. She was preceded in death by her father, Harold Lee. She was educated in the Coweta County schools and was graduated from Newnan High School in June, 1990. Growing up she was active with the Girls Scouts of American, 4-H, O. P. Evans band, the Gifted Program, Jr. Varsity Cheerleading Squad, a participant in the Governor's Honors Program, Keywanettes, Beta Club, Debate Team, and volunteer for the Young Democrats of America.

She was a member of Mount Vernon First Baptist Church of Newnan, active in Sunday School, the J. T. Coleman Youth Ensemble and the Youth Department. She was graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwester University, Evanston, Ill. She began her career as a Desk Assistant-Assignment Editor at WFTS-TV in Tampa, was Producer-Associate Producer in Miami, and a Producer in Detroit. In Atlanta she produced various newscasts and special productions for WSB-TV for 7 years. She was a producer for CNN from Sept. 2007 to present. She was a past president of the Atlanta Association of Back Journalists. She was currently a member of the First Iconium Baptist Church in Atlanta. Services were at the First Iconium Baptist Church.

Survivors include her mother, Carolyn Ann Abrams Taylor; a sister, Loren Audrey Taylor; uncles, Paul M. and Lillie Abrams, and Joe Lewis Abrams, both of Gray Court, S. C.; aunts, Audrey Bennie Gilliam, Brooklyn, N. Y., Leila Taylor, Fort Valley; great-aunts, Carrie Jessie Martin, Greenville, S. C., and Carolyn Dunn Taylor; and beloved cat, Smokey.

Roscoe Jenkins Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge.

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