Autumn Lynn Taylor, 23, of Newport, passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at Carteret Health Care in Morehead City.

The family will hold a private service at a later date.

Autumn graduated with the class of 2013 at West Carteret High School. As a talented flutist, she excelled during her seven years of playing. She enjoyed being in the West Carteret High School band and was also a member of a community band, where she was able to express her gift of music.  Autumn was known as a generous and outgoing young lady. Her joyful spirit was felt by all around her, whether while at work at Chic-fil-A or at her church, Praise International in Havelock, where she attended regularly. She was loved by all who knew her, and she will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her mother, Joy Riggs of Newport; brother, Taylor Riggs of the home; sisters, Laura Clink of Havelock and Stephanie Livingston of Newport; aunt, Pandora Edward and husband Elmer “Pee Wee”; uncles, Douglas Riggs and Marvin Riggs; and cousins, Marvin, Veronica, Matthew, Misty, Noel, Mike and Dominick.

She was preceded in death by her father, Tim Kyle Taylor; maternal grandparents, Ladell and Erma Riggs; and paternal grandparents, George and Shirley Taylor.

Arrangements are by Munden Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. of Morehead City. Family and friends are welcome to submit online condolences at

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