BRUCE – Christopher Dee Armstrong Taylor, 17, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Aug. 7, 1995, in Oxford.
He was a 10th grade honor roll student at Bruce High School and No. 15 on the football team. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church, Boy Scouts of America and the Sons of Confederate Veterans. He was a member of the Bruce High School Drama Club and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce with Bro. Bob Weldon officiating and Bro. James Taylor assisting. Burial will be in Haven Hill/Melton Cemetery at Coffeeville.
Survivors include his father, Christopher Louis Armstrong of Big Creek; his mother, Melissa Taylor Gray, and stepfather, Roderick Gray, of Bruce; one sister, Jami Sierra Taylor of Bruce; niece, Talia Stovall of Bruce; grandparents, Charlotte Armstrong, Walter (Betty Harper) Armstrong, the Rev. James and Linda Taylor, and Rod and Alberta Armstrong, all of Pittsboro; two uncles, Jimmy (Melissa ) Taylor of Bruce and Malcolm Williams of Atlanta, Ga.; one aunt, Stephanie (Scotty) Bardo of Coffeeville; first cousins, Breanna Taylor and Amyiah Bardo, both of Coffeeville, JimiAnn Taylor of Smithville; godparents, Jerry and Annie Doss of Coffeeville; godbrother, Sinatra Crawford of Coffeeville; and godsisters, Jereese Armstrong of Memphis, Yasmin Doss of Coffeeville.
Pallbearers will be Scottie Bardo, Greyson Denley, Shaun Hidalgo, Kalvin Hooper, Ritchie Logan, Chris Sansing, Casey Tutor and Malcum Williams. Honorary pallbearers will be Bruce High School Football Team.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Make all memorials to Parker Memorial Funeral Homes. P.O. Box 458. Bruce, MS 38915.
Online condolences may be made at www.parkermemorialfuneralhomes.com.