December 18, 1957 ~ June 28, 2021

Born in: Indianapolis, IN
Resided in: Indianapolis, IN

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Jennifer Joanne Taylor Hogan, the second daughter of the late Dorothy Mae Strong Taylor and the late Harold Earnest Taylor, was born December 18, 1957 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

She attended Indianapolis Public School #76 and #60 and graduated from Shortridge High School in 1976. She graduated from Martin University with a degree in Business Accounting.

Jennifer was a dedicated worker who worked as an Accounting Associate and Revenue Analyst at Price Waterhouse Coopers, Whitewater Valley Presbytery Office of Finance & Property and she retired from the City of Indianapolis Office of Finance & Management after over 14 years of service.

She was blessed with two children – Tenia and Martin.

Jennifer accepted the Lord as her personal Savior at an early age and was baptized by the late Dr. Andrew J. Brown at St. John Missionary Baptist Church. Jennifer has been an active member of the St. John’s family for her entire life (63 years), until her most recent battle with cancer. She was involved with the Southern Leadership Conference’s Operation Breadbasket Choir, the Cherub Choir, and she served the church in various capacities over the years.

Jennifer loved to skate. She started her skating journey at Scofield Skating Rink and would walk to the skating rink every Saturday Morning with her sister, Carla Taylor Broadnax, and her cousin, Kathy Taylor and continued taking her niece and nephew almost every weekend. Her all white skates are still tucked away in her closet. Jennifer was featured on Soul Train in the early 70’s after winning tickets in a radio promotion. She loved eating out, weekend shopping trips and watching the Colts games with her sister and reading her bible. She also enjoyed attending the Solid Word Bible Church Seasoned Saints group trips and activities and the prayer celebrations led by her favorite nephew, Jerry Lander, Jr.

Jennifer always possessed a giving spirit and was always willing to help anyone she met. She had a keen sense of direction and loved taking new routes to get around the city. Jennifer was affectionately called “Aunt GeGe” by all of her nieces and nephews and was known as “Mimi” to her two grandchildren, Madison Aaliyah and Mason Alexander. She was the sweetest person many of us knew and will be missed beyond words.

Jennifer Joanne Taylor Hogan fought a long, courageous battle against cancer going into remission several times before the disease metastasized and returned to her body in 2020. Her oncologist a week ago described her as the strongest warrior he’s ever seen and her last day in their office the staff and her favorite nurses were all crying and thanking her for her sweet, quiet spirit and Godly influence in their office over the past few years.

Jennifer Joanne Taylor Hogan departed this life peacefully on Monday, June 28 at the age of 63 years. Her parents, Dorothy and Harold Taylor; brother, Paul Leonard Taylor, grandmother, Anna Mae Gupton, preceded her in death. She leaves to cherish her memory her loving daughter, Tenia Muhammad; son, Martin Williams; her aunt, Jerline Duncan; her sister, Carla Yvonne Broadnax; and two Grandchildren, Madison Aliyah and Mason Alexander Muhammad; and a host of loving relatives, countless friends and her St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church family.

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Visitation: July 9, 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

St. John Missionary Baptist Church
1651 Dr. Andrew J. Brown Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46202


Funeral Service: July 9, 2021 12:00 pm

St. John Missionary Baptist Church
1651 Dr. Andrew J. Brown Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46202


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  1. Jennifer was the epitome of Jesus’ standards. She illuminated love, compassion, generosity, joy, gentleness and many more attributes of a practicing Christian. Her legacy has been made indelible in the minds of everyone who was blessed to have known her. May the family and friends find comfort, joy and peace in remembering a very sweet lady; because believers will see each other in eternity. God’s love……… Ronald and Estella Swann

  2. Dear Mimi. We didn’t get to see each other as much as I would have liked, but the times we were able to get together were filled with laughter and friendship. Looks like we’re going to have to postpone our July dinner boat plans, but I understand God’s plans comes first. Will miss texting you at weird hours and your willingness to come out and play. You will always hold a special place in my heart. With love…. Sonya Muhammad

  3. I only met Jennifer a handful of times but a few things that remained consistent with each meeting was her beautiful heart. She always exuded kindness and a gentleness that made her such a pleasure to be around. She was always a breath of fresh air for me. I will miss her visiting California around Christmas time and hearing about her finds at our Ross. May her family and closest friends find comfort in the memories of her and may Jennifer rest in Eternal Love.

  4. Jennifer always brightened our day when she was in the office. Jesus shined in her and through her. Even on a bad day her smile and her spirit would light up the room. Although it saddened us, broke our hearts and brought us to tears we are at peace knowing that she is sitting at the right hand of our Father and we know for certain she heard well done my good and faithful servant when her fight ended. Thoughts and prayers to the family and to ALL those that knew her and loved her.
    Alisa Mossbarger, Hematology Oncology of Indiana

  5. Brenda Bridgeforth Edwards.. St. John Missionary Baptist Church. Jennifer’s 3rd.& 4th. Gr. Teacher school #76. Jennifer was an outstanding student and a warm and caring young woman. I will miss her.💘💚💞💚💗💚💌💚

  6. My friend, my friend, MY VERY BEST FRIEND!!!! We have been friends since grade school…we’ve seen a lot and also been thorough a lot together!!!! I’m gonna miss you a lot even though we didn’t talk everyday when we did it was always like yesterday!!! My prayers will always be with your family and to Carla, Tenia and Marty….I love you guys you’ve always made me feel like family and for that I’m forever grateful

  7. Jennifer your smile, laugh and presence will be forever missed, but your spirit will shine through everyone you touched with all the wonderful memories you created with us.
    Your beautiful daughter Tenia will always be the strong woman you raised to make sure your grandchildren will always cherish the memories you shared with them!
    So, we pray for all of us that will miss you but we will celebrate all the memories you made with us!
    RIP 🙏

  8. Ms. Jennifer had the warmest spirit and held her family close with her gentle love. She was courageous and strong, and I saw in her a woman dedicated to cherishing each moment she had with her children and grandchildren. She was a wonderful soul and her warrior spirit shines through in her children and grandchildren. She was the epitome of grace personified. My family sends our prayers and love to your family.

  9. With deepest condolences 💐. I am so sorry for your loss. While I didn’t get to know her, I do know she raised an amazing daughter.

  10. Rest peacefully Ms. Jennifer. Thoughts and prayers to your family and friends and anyone who was touched by your kind spirit.

  11. My sister Jennifer was strong and courageous, a sweet and quiet spirit who loved her family and friends, a woman of faith and integrity. Jennifer spoke with wisdom and we listened when she had something to say, I will miss her the rest of my days and cherish and honor her memory. Night night Jenny.

  12. While I only had the pleasure of meeting Jennifer a few times, her sweet nature made such an impression – we shared a laugh, a name, a profession, and love for her daughter – my beautiful friend Tenia- and her grandchildren whom we adore. She will be missed but her spirit lives on in them and they will do her so, so proud. Much love and support to the family . Rest In Peace, Jennifer

  13. Good Bless and Rest well Ms. Jennifer. Your gentle spirit and sense of humor will serve Heaven well. Thank you for the conversation and laughs the few times I had the pleasure to be in your presence. Your spirit will live on in the seeds you planted. Rest Well in Heaven Sweet Lady!!

  14. Dear Tenia & Family,
    Your my mom is now free of pain! She is rejoicing in the Heavens above and will forever be in our hearts!
    ❤️Grams

  15. Dear Tenia & Family,
    Your mom is no longer in
    pain! She is rejoicing in the Heavens above and will always be remembered for the love and kindness she shared with us.
    ❤️Grams

  16. To my mom, just look at your legacy. Feel all this love. You made this. You created it. You nurtured it! And it showed out for you today. You gave everyone so much and asked for so little in return! We love you! We miss you. We pray we made you proud! Love you momma. Rest easy babygirl rest easy!

  17. Sending my sincere condolences. I will always remember Jennifer to be such a sweet, kind hearted soul. The heavens above have welcomed an angel and she will be truly missed. Rest well Jennifer.

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