08/25/1927 - 09/23/2020
Visitation Date: 10/09/2020
Visitation Time: 11 AM
Visitation Location: Gilbert Memorial Park, 2100 E. Queen Creek Road, Gilbert, AZ 85297
Interment: Gilbert Memorial Park

On August 25th1927, Henry & Sadie Louise Taylor birthed the one and only, “Henryne Louise Taylor-Moore!” Being the only child, Henryne wasted no time embarking on her journey.  At the very young age of 21, Henryne started and owned “Henryne’s Beauty Bazar” the largest black beauty salon located on Chicago’s south side. Henryne was defiantly a woman of many talents. While growing her salon, Henryne somehow found time to open and manage 3 prestigious lounges, “Moore’s Famous Door, Heidi’s Soul Kitchen and The Tangerine Lounge.”  As if 24 hours was enough time, Henryne graciously defied all laws of physics by devoting more of her time to other endeavors. Not only did Henryne have the brains, fierce work ethic and charm, “SHE WAS DROP DEAD GORGOUS!” Ebony, Jet and Vogue Magazines could not get enough of this socialite.  Between the 3 firms, Henryne Taylor-Moore had become the poster child for all things beautiful! Henryne’s face was plastered on every billboard in the state of Illinois, a Triple Threat Indeed.

After all of the glamor and glitz, Henryne decided to explore other paths. Realizing how blessed she was, Henryne vowed to help others in their time of need. With that in mind, Henryne set forth to Toledo Ohio where she would quickly manifest her promise to give back. Shortly after arriving to Toledo Ohio, Henryne obtained her nursing degree and worked lovingly in the coronary care unit for 27 years. Although working 2ndshift in a hospital, Mrs. Henryne was still able and willing to help others.  Henryne devoted herself during the day to make hats and clothes for people in need with any and all proceedings being given to the people in need. Henryne donated to multiple charities, organizations and families. A REAL LIFE MOGUL, HUMANITARIAN AND GOD FEARING QUEEN WHO IS DEEPLY MISSED BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN…

In The Real Words of The Queen, “If you see me and a bear in a fight, don’t help me… YOU BETTER HELP THE BEAR!”



God’s Garden 

God looked around His garden

And found an empty place.

He then looked down upon the earth

And saw your tired face.

He put his arms around you

And lifted you to rest.

God’s garden must be beautiful

He always takes the best.

He saw the road was getting rough

And the hills were hard to climb,

So He closed your weary eyelids

And whispered “Peace be thine”.

It broke our hearts to lose you

But you didn’t go alone,

For part of us went with you

The day God called you home.


She Proceeds in death:

Her Mother and Father “Sadie Louise Taylor & Henry Taylor.”

Husband “Pierce McKnight and Life Partner, Jeffery Jackson.”

Leaves to cherish:

Daughter-Pamela Jean McKnight-Holden of Gilbert AZ.


Shaunelle  Hartfield & Mohummad of Chandler AZ.

Steven & Nicole Williams of Gilbert AZ.

Rose Velvet Holden of Tucson AZ.

Crystal & Haydar Jabar of Gilbert AZ.

Great Grandchildren:

Perry Phininzy of Chandler AZ

Bernard Auguste of Maricopa AZ

Namir williams of Gilbert AZ

Jordan Williams of Gilbert AZ

KheSean Williams of Surprise AZ

McKenna Williams of Gilbert AZ

Eduardo & Kyndall Hopkins of Tempe AZ

Aliyah, Yazmine & Tahir Jabar of Gilbert AZ

Great- Great Grandchildren:

Ameire, Ayden & Ami Auguste of Maricopa AZ

Pierceson Phininzy of Chandler AZ

Along with Great-Great Grandchildren and family and friends.


  • Rest In Peace Grandma Heidi!

  • I’ll miss you Miss Heidi and the fun talks we had?

  • Charlene Gillespie Miller

    I am devastated to hear of my friend Heidi’s death. We exchanged Birthday cards every year as our birthdays were 4 days apart. I met her working as nurses at Mercy hospital. My card last year was returned and I never knew why. She was beautiful inside and out,I’ll remember her fondly!

  • Shaunell Hartfield

    I still often think of my grandma, missing you dearly, wanting to share with you the different accomplishments and simply just missing our talks in general and spending time with you laughing about life and those words of wisdom!❤️ You Grandma Heidi miss you dearly.

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