Scriven Albert Taylor, Sr. passed away peacefully on October 16, 2023. Services will be held at
First United Methodist Church on October 18, 2023 at 2:00pm and burial will follow in Memory
Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive visitors prior to service from 12:00pm until 2:00pm in
the Crossroads Worship Center at the First United Methodist Church.
A loving and devoted husband and father, Scriven was preceded in death by his wife of almost
53 years, Marilyn P. Taylor, and three wonderful children, Michelle Camille Taylor-Johnson (and
husband Michael Johnson) of Shreveport, Scriven (Sonny) Taylor, Jr (and wife Sima Baldwin) of
Eugene, Oregon, and Nicole Kristina Taylor-Casida (and husband Joe Casida) of Natchitoches.
Also, four wonderful grandchildren: Clayton Taylor Lewis of Natchitoches, Kayla Lynn Johnson
and Christopher Harper and Laurel Marilyn Baldwin-Taylor. He had four great grandchildren
include McKenzi Johnson, Callie Johnson, Stella Brooks, Kaycen Halthorn.
A professional Realtor, land manager, business executive and entrepreneur, Scriven was born
July 29, 1937, in Natchitoches, Louisiana to Sadie and Herman Taylor, Sr. He attended
Northwestern State University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree. He served in
the United States Navy on the USS Ranger. He was stationed in San Francisco, where he met his
wife and after his discharge, they were married July 3, 1964.
Scriven was well known and active in the Natchitoches community. As a people person,
he never met a stranger and committed his life to helping others. Scriven was an avid
outdoorsman and loved duck hunting and bass fishing with friends and family. He volunteered
at the Natchitoches Shooting Range for over 20 years. Scriven was an active Mason for over 50
years of Phoenix No. 38. He was a member of the Natchitoches Board of Realtors, where he
served as president from 1990 to 1994; was a past president Natchitoches Lions Club; and
member of First United Methodist Church.
Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children. The family wishes to
extend a special thank you to his caregiver Barbara; Northwest Louisiana War Veterans Home;
and Bristol Hospice of Shreveport.