Edward Lee Taylor lll (aka Sonny, E.T.) age 67 passed away August 13th 2017. He was born in New Jersey to Susan Wilson (Taylor) and Edward Lee Taylor Jr. on November15, 1949.
He came to Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1980 and was stationed at Kirkland Air Force Base. He remained in Albuquerque and worked for Albuquerque Transit Department as a bus driver. He worked there from 1984 until he retired in 2011. He was active at Transit and was an active union representative and beloved by all as E.T.
Albuquerque Transit was where he met his beloved wife, Dianne. They married and were together for 31 years until her passing in October 2016. He leaves behind five children, Cecil Hagins (wife Yolanda), Nakia Hagins, Erik Taylor, Anesia King, and Patrick Taylor; six grandchildren, Dominique Hagins, Jade Hagins, John Michael Hagins, Syeid Hagins, Keymani Whiteley, and Armani Whiteley; two great grandsons, Osiris Marez and Akheem Hagins; mother in law, Emma king and Dianne king; father in law, Cecil king; siblings, JoAnn Young (husband James), Bruce Taylor, Robin Hawkins; sister and brother in-laws, Robin & Evan Davis and Jocelyn & Wayne Allen. Edward was a beloved God-Father to many children. He leaves behind many nieces and nephews.
Edward is proceeded in death by his parents, Edward Lee and Susan Taylor; siblings, Myra Alexander (Husband Elwood), Kathy Lee Slade (Robert).
Edward Taylor belonged to several organizations IBPOW of W- of Navajo Elks Lodge, also a Mason vision lodge 18, where he served as secretary. He also was a member of true vine Baptist church for over 20 years and a recent member of Pilgrim rest missionary Baptist church.
Edward Taylor was a handy man who helped anyone who asked. From fixing cars to taking care of the church as well as his organizations. People could count on Edward for anything. He was a God fearing man and devoted Christian. Edward loved his family and friends beyond measure and was the provider and protector of his family. He will truly be missed by many.