(Member Of Fayette Church Of The Nazarene)
MORENCI – Lesley Nicole Taylor, age 37 of Morenci, passed into the arms of Jesus at Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan, on Tuesday, October 31, 2023, with her loving family by her side.
She was born in Morenci on March 5, 1986, to Dwight and Ruth Ann (Jones) Mansfield. Lesley attended and graduated from Morenci High School; and furthered her education, attaining a Master’s Degree in Special Education.
On June 22, 2013, she married Scott M. Taylor, and he survives, along with their daughters, Quinn and Kinsley.
She worked as a special education math teacher at Blissfield Schools, then went to work for Lenawee Intermediate School District as a Special Education Consultant. She is a member of Fayette Church of the Nazarene.
Family was most important to Lesley. Her husband and daughters were her life. Lesley also enjoyed being an aunt. She supported every aspect of her niece’s and nephew’s lives.
Lesley went above and beyond for those she loved. Her compassionate nature and desire to help others also showed in her teaching. She was available for her family and students day or night.
On October 22, 2022, Lesley and her family received the devastating news that she had cancer. Lesley fought the disease, relying on her faith in Jesus Christ. For over a year, she never gave up on her faith and fight for life.
Left to cherish Lesley’s memory are her husband, Scott; daughters, Quinn and Kinsley; parents, Dwight and Ruth Ann; brothers, Jason (Jody McCaskey) and Chris (Amy) Mansfield; nieces and nephews, Evan, Landon, Brynn, and Bree Mansfield; father-in-law, Mike (Robyn) Taylor; mother-in-law, Kim (Phil) Pitters; sisters and brothers-in-law; Nancy Shamplo and her children, Josh (Stephanie) Taylor and their children, Kendrick (Kelsie) Taylor and their child, and Jessie (Kyle) Kruse and their children. She was preceded in death by her paternal and maternal grandparents.
The family will receive visitors on Friday, November 10, 2023, from 12:00 PM until 8:00 PM, at the Fayette Church of the Nazarene. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2023, at 10:00 AM, at Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci. Memorial services will follow the graveside service at Fayette Church of the Nazarene at 11:30 AM. Rev. Andy Reynard will officiate.
Online condolences to the family may be offered at www.eaglemarryfuneralhome.com. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family to be used for the future education of Quinn and Kinsley.
The Eagle-Marry Funeral Home in Morenci is assisting the family with arrangements.