Henrietta Taylor Filer
October 15, 1939 - July 21, 2022

Henrietta (Henri) Taylor Filer, 82, passed away at her home in Hampstead, NC on Thursday, July 21, 2022.  Henri was born in Washington, NC. She was raised in Ayden, NC and graduated from Ayden High School and Queens University in Charlotte, NC with a degree in Elementary Education.

She was preceded in death by her father Benjamin Guy Taylor and her mother Henrietta M. Taylor.  Also preceding her in death were a half-sister Kathleen Capps of Durham, NC and a half-brother Laverne and his wife Mickey Taylor of Washington, NC.

She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Bruce Filer and their three children – Carol Callahan, Don Filer (Cindi) and Tay Filer (Becky).  There are 8 grandchildren Ryan (Travis), Lindsay (Brian), Taylor, Matt (Erica), Emily (Chandler), Emma, Katie Mac and Finn.  She had a special spot in her heart for her two great-grandchildren, Cameron and Olivia.

Henri taught elementary school in Atlanta, Georgia and worked with the preschool program at Vandalia Presbyterian Church in Greensboro, NC.  She was a member of Topsail Presbyterian Church.  She enjoyed being a homemaker and painting beach scenes.  Surf City was a special place.  Bruce and Henri owned a beach house there for over 40 years.

The family would like to especially thank Laurie Konkowski, RN of Hospice, and the other members of Lower Cape Fear Life Care.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Henri’s name to Lower Cape Fear Life Care Foundation, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC, 28401-7335.  The family will hold a private service and celebration of life.  Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.coastalcremations.com for the Filer family.

1 Comment

  • Ashley & Wanny Hogewood Posted July 26, 2022 8:32 pm

    We add our voice of love and wonderful memory of our time at Wake Forest with you, Bruce and dear Henri. The trips down to Queens were so special. She was always a treasure and was kind and engaging with all of our crowd. We know hers was a life well and wonderfully lived. May love and care from old friend supplement and expand the care of family and friends in these hard days You will be in our thought and prayers. All honor to her memory, her name and you.
    Wanny and Ashley

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