ForeverMissed
Whenever asked what do you want your obituary to say, Delorice emphatically stated, “I Am A Sinner Saved By Grace”! Then she would say “Do You Know Jesus”? If your answer was “Yes”, Delorice would say “Praise The Lord”! If your answer was “No” or “I Don’t Know”, Delorice would immediately say “Let Me Tell You About The ABCs”! This is all Delorice ever wanted – to live life Giving God The Glory and evangelizing souls for Christ. She lived a life modeling the mind of Christ through her Christian walk, bible study application, effectual fervent prayer life and evangelism/discipleship service. For over 80 years, Delorice served God through active memberships with 5 Churches – Second Baptist Potecasi Church - Potecasi, NC, Monumental Baptist Church - Jersey City, NJ, Friendship Baptist Church - Bayonne, NJ, Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church - Minneapolis, MN, and Zion Baptist Church - Marietta, GA. Through the Holy Spirit’s spiritual gifting of administration, exhortation, wisdom, knowledge, helps, and evangelism, Delorice was a dedicated Sunday School Teacher, Vacation Bible Study Teacher, Mission Ministry, Prison Letter Writing Ministry Co-Founder, Prayer Meeting Leader, Chapel Choir Member, Women’s Ministry Mentor, Century Club Building Fund Member, Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) Member and numerous other ministries. Born June 23,1934 to the late Henry Taylor, Sr. and Minah Powell Taylor in Potecasi, North Carolina. From humble beginnings, Delorice was raised in a Christian home where church and education were the cornerstone foundation building blocks for her. Delorice accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior at an early age and her service to God and others has been her lifelong passion. Known as a lively and engaging student, Delorice was educated in the Public School System in North Carolina attaining her Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from the Elizabeth City State University in Elizabeth City, N.C. in 1955, and later studied at Columbia University in New York City, NY. In college, Delorice was very active in student government and she was a Charter member of the Delta Chi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. embodying the vision of sisterhood, scholarship, and service her entire life. She was also elected prom queen her senior year. Delorice’s college sweetheart was the late James D. Greer who was the college football team captain and when they graduated from college, they were married and moved to Jersey City, New Jersey to begin their life together. God blessed them with two wonderful children, James K. Greer (deceased) and Jamice Greer Obianyo. Her constant devotion as mother to her two children was her greatest calling. Delorice began her career as an educator in 1960 in the New Jersey Public School system where she was an elementary school teacher for over 30 years. During her career, she was blessed to positively impact thousands of students and their families helping give students the passion to study hard to reach their dreams. Delorice was honored as the Teacher of the Year by the former Governor, Thomas Kean in 1990 for her dedication, commitment and passion to serve all children she taught. As a community organizer, Delorice was a lifetime member of the NAACP, helped organize “Get Out The Vote” drives, and was often the voice for the voiceless championing equal rights for everyone and uplifting people helping them reach higher heights. She retired on July 1,1992 becoming a life time member of the National Education Association Retired Program. Since retirement, Delorice has actively supported numerous non-profit organizations including American Heart Association, American Red Cross, Boys Town, Prison Fellowship Angel Tree, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Salvation Army, and Wounded Warrior Project. In 1992, God blessed Delorice to remarry and she married the late Dr. Ercel F. Webb who was a retired pastor and former educator in the Jersey City School System. After her youngest granddaughter left for college, Delorice moved to the Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN area in 2007 to be near her Son-in-Love, Chudi Obianyo and daughter. She immediately joined Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church and became active in Sunday School, Mission Ministry, Prison Letter Writing Ministry and an ardent supporter of Women’s Ministry. She also completed four years of Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) which helped deepen her spiritual application tremendously. In 2017, Chudi, Jamice and Delorice moved to the Atlanta area and joined Zion Baptist Church – Marietta, GA. Upon arriving she was greatly blessed by God and her Zion family. She has always been a lover of God’s Word and Delorice has built strong Christian bonds with many people throughout her life. Her service to God, her family, and the community has truly been her greatest joy. As the Matriarch Mother Queen of the family, Delorice was Loved because Delorice is Love! She had an enormous capacity for nurturing which encompassed all of her relationships and left those who knew her with a profound sense of empowerment and wellbeing. Affectionately called MIL, Della, Dee, Grandma Honey, and GiGi her greatest joy was serving her family, her church, her community, and her friends. She was loyal for life! Delorice made her peaceful heavenly transition on May 31, 2021. She touched the lives of many with her generous and caring spirit. There are no words to express how blessed we are to have had Delorice in our lives and how much we will miss her. She is preceded in death by her husband, son, parents and three siblings – Pocahontas Taylor, Henry Taylor and Aaron Taylor. Delorice’s legacy of faith, hope and love will live on forever through her family and the many lives she has impacted through her caring, compassionate and loving spirit. She leaves under the watchful eye of God her Son-In-Love, Chudi Obianyo and Daughter, Jamice; Daughter-In-Love, Shonda Greer; Devoted Brother, Jonathan Taylor; Beloved Cousin-Sister Dorothy Powell; Wonderful Sisters-in-Love, Ella and Katrina; six Grandchildren, Thomas, Courtney, Destiny, Jason, Renata and Ashley; and four Great-grandchildren, Ajani, C.J., Brielle, and Gianna. She is also survived by a host of other treasured relatives and life-long friends – all of whom were the consummate JOY of her life. Although Delorice is no longer physically with us, her ageless beauty, boundless energy, enormous generosity, resolute will, indomitable spirit, awesome courage and unconditional love remain everlasting. Yes, as promised in Hebrews 12:1, Delorice is now in that great cloud of witnesses to watch over us forevermore. Excellent and Praiseworthy Indeed!

Delorice’s Celebration of Life Service was held on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 12:00 P.M. at Zion Baptist Church in Marietta, Georgia - Rev. Randy McClure, Officiant and Rev. Albert Gallmon, Jr., Eulogist. Interment Service was held on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 12:00 P.M. at Second Baptist Potecasi Church/Wilder's Funeral Home Chapel, Rich Square, North Carolina - Rev. Melvin Roberts, Officiant and Rev. Albert Gallmon, Jr., Eulogist. Services were viewed virtually on 6/12/21 at www.hanley-shelton.com and on 6/15/21 via Wilder's Funeral Home Zoom Meeting ID 956-515-7060.
Posted by ANNETTE MINOR on October 23, 2021
Forever blessed and grateful to God for placing Mother Webb in my path. I am encouraged knowing that I WILL see her again. She is asleep in the Lord’s arms – a place I’m striving for as well. Obianyo family, continue to stay encouraged and be comforted by God’s Word as her WALK so clearly and joyfully taught us! (I Thes 4:13-18).
Posted by Shaunette Ruffin Moody on October 7, 2021
There are no words to adequately express how much Mother Webb impacted my life. Her unconditional love and words of encouragement helped me get through some difficult moments. She always had a word from God, a smile and a calming presence that made you feel special. My family has shared many special moments with Mother Webb and we are so blessed to have known and loved her. She never forgot a birthday or occasion in my life and so many others I am sure. A card expressing love and remembrance arrived faithfully year after year. We are forever connected and feel the loss of her presence, but we know that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. So I give thanks and rejoice in the knowledge that she is resting with God and those she loves that went on to glory before her. The legacy of love she imparted to so many will be carried on because to love God and others is to honor her life and all that she meant to all who were blessed to spend time with her.
Her living was not in vain because she helped so many along the way. Live..Laugh..Love…God and family meant everything to her…
Posted by Katie Sample on October 5, 2021
Delorice
you always felt like a blood sister to me.  We were drawn together by the Holy Spirit in love and concern for one another. We had so many enjoyable times together as we served in ministries as well as fun times together. We shared laughter as well as our experiences in the valley. I truly miss you being here in the physical presence but I continually enjoy in our spiritual connection and I know I will see you again in that "great gettin' up mornin'".
I love you my dear Sister Delorice


Posted by Jamice Obianyo on August 12, 2021
Delorice wants everyone to know their "ABCs" to ensure you will be reunited with her one day. If you have not accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, please read about The Bridge To Life.

Link to The Bridge: https://www.navigators.org/resource/the-bridge-to-life
Posted by Jamice Obianyo on August 10, 2021
For Delorice's Celebration of Life Interment Service in Potecasi, NC on Tuesday, June 15th, a magnificently beautiful tribute video, created by the phenomenal Ashley Greer and Dynisha Dickson, was viewed. Glorious! Excellent and Praiseworthy Indeed. Must Watch....

Link to tribute video: https://www.kindeo.com/watch/8wpgiex4wrj8fe5
Posted by Jamice Obianyo on August 9, 2021
The Celebration of Life Service for Delorice Taylor Greer Webb was held on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at Zion Baptist Church, Marietta, Georgia. Pastor Eric Beckham, Senior Pastor, Rev. Randy McClure, Officiant and Pastor Albert Gallmon, Jr., Eulogist. 

Link to view recording of the service: https://vimeo.com/559474248
Posted by Jamice Obianyo on July 19, 2021
On May 31, 2021, Delorice Taylor Greer Webb passed away. We all gathered on June 12th and June 15th to celebrate her life while reflecting on our memories and the times we shared with her. Delorice's resting place is a quiet family cemetery, next to her Mom and Brother Aaron, down the road from her childhood church where she accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior. It is so befitting for Delorice to travel all over the world yet determined to come home where she was born. Full Circle. Full Life. Eternal Rest. Forevermore. Long Live The Spirit of Delorice Taylor Greer Webb! 

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Posted by ANNETTE MINOR on October 23, 2021
Forever blessed and grateful to God for placing Mother Webb in my path. I am encouraged knowing that I WILL see her again. She is asleep in the Lord’s arms – a place I’m striving for as well. Obianyo family, continue to stay encouraged and be comforted by God’s Word as her WALK so clearly and joyfully taught us! (I Thes 4:13-18).
Posted by Shaunette Ruffin Moody on October 7, 2021
There are no words to adequately express how much Mother Webb impacted my life. Her unconditional love and words of encouragement helped me get through some difficult moments. She always had a word from God, a smile and a calming presence that made you feel special. My family has shared many special moments with Mother Webb and we are so blessed to have known and loved her. She never forgot a birthday or occasion in my life and so many others I am sure. A card expressing love and remembrance arrived faithfully year after year. We are forever connected and feel the loss of her presence, but we know that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. So I give thanks and rejoice in the knowledge that she is resting with God and those she loves that went on to glory before her. The legacy of love she imparted to so many will be carried on because to love God and others is to honor her life and all that she meant to all who were blessed to spend time with her.
Her living was not in vain because she helped so many along the way. Live..Laugh..Love…God and family meant everything to her…
Posted by Katie Sample on October 5, 2021
Delorice
you always felt like a blood sister to me.  We were drawn together by the Holy Spirit in love and concern for one another. We had so many enjoyable times together as we served in ministries as well as fun times together. We shared laughter as well as our experiences in the valley. I truly miss you being here in the physical presence but I continually enjoy in our spiritual connection and I know I will see you again in that "great gettin' up mornin'".
I love you my dear Sister Delorice


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Video of Mommy Reading Her Favorite Devotional - Portals of Prayer. Priceless! Words Below:

We forget God's past faithfulness: "Do you not remember the five loaves for the five thousand?" (Matthew 16:9) We need to spend time in God's Word to let God reveal who He really is; to answer Jesus' question, "Who do you say that I am (Matthew16:15).  In today's Psalm 86, David asks God, "Show me a sign of Your favor" (Psalm 86:17). As baptized believers in Jesus Christ, we are no longer enemies of God. We are His beloved children, who are guaranteed our Father's favor. When God helps and comforts us, it brings Him glory and puts our enemies to shame.

Prayer: Father, remind me daily of the gift of Your Son and of the blessed assurance of Your faithfulness and favor. In Jesus' name we pray, Amen. 
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Dee, my beloved sister in Christ will never be forgotten because of her dedication to the advancement of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus, by holding Bible studies in her house on Bergen Street in Jersey City. Sweet memories during the dedication of her late husband Reverend Dr. Ercel F. Webb’s park in front of Webb School in Jersey City.  She was so regal going up to the podium with long strides in a blue pant suit,  she made a brief and sweet speech and she came down in honor with a roar of applause. This is one of many indelible memories. 



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Shared by Jamice Obianyo on August 27, 2021
Hi Jamice, I remembered just now something my Mom told me years ago when we lived in Minnesota. She felt so bad sometimes because she couldn’t give little gifts to my boys, being all the way in South Africa. In that moment, I was able to tell her how Ms. Dee became like a grandmother to the boys, showering them with thoughtful gifts, goodies, hugs and love. That encouraged her so much to hear how God provided. After the boys received a gift from Ms. Dee the first time, I made them write thank you cards to her. Ms. Dee’s words to me at the following BSF meeting: “And don’t you let the boys sending me any of those cards again!” 
A year or two after the boys met Ms. Dee, we were reading a story about kindness, and the question in the story was: “Who do you think of when you think of kindness? Both boys said: “Ms. Dee”. I’m smiling right now, but I also feel myself tearing up at these precious memories. I imagine you must have many of those moments; enjoying the memories yet missing her too. I’m continuing to pray for comfort for you. Much love and hugs!

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