MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT)- 41NBC News Anchor Taylor Terrell passed away Thursday after a fatal accident.
Taylor anchored 41NBC News at Daybreak and 41Today. She also regularly reported for the station’s education series, What’s Right with Our Schools. Previously, she worked at 41NBC as a General Assignment Reporter and Weekend Anchor. She started at 41NBC as an intern, immediately after graduating from Georgia Southern University.
According to WLOS, Taylor died after falling 185 feet off of Rainbow Falls — inside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
U.S. Forest Service said Taylor was wading in the stream that flows over Rainbow Falls on the Pissgah Ranger District, the news article said. She lost her footing and was swept over the falls by the current.
To say that this loss is devastating for us here at 41NBC and to her family is an understatement. Taylor was scheduled to be off today to celebrate her 25th birthday. Instead, we’re remembering her spirit, her optimism, and her work.
41NBC and the family of 41NBC News Anchor Taylor Terrell will gather Thursday, 7/28 to celebrate her life. We’ll gather at 1pm (Thursday, 7/28) at Coleman Hill in downtown Macon to share a moment together to remember Taylor with music, fellowship, and a dove and balloon release. The public is invited to join us, as we honor her memory at Coleman Hill Park, just below Mercer Law School.
Taylor’s family also asked that we share visitation and funeral information with the public. The visitation will be Friday in Conyers, Georgia and the Funeral will be Saturday in Lithonia, Georgia. You can find obituary information here.
Friday, July 29, 2016
Gregory B. Levett Funeral Home
1999 Hwy 138 SE
Conyers, GA 30013
Saturday, July 30, 2016
New Birth Missionary Baptist Church
6400 Woodrow Rd
Lithonia, GA 30038