North Carolina Firefighter Dies Following Shift

Goldsboro City Firefighter Carol "Irene" Taylor died on Friday, Nov. 14 at her home following a shift after suffering an apparent heart attack.


A Goldsboro City, N.C. firefighter and EMS team member died on Friday, Nov. 14 at her home following a shift after suffering an apparent heart attack, according to the USFA.

Carol "Irene" Taylor, 41, responded to an electrical fire call early the morning and returned to the fire station at approximately 8 a.m. Following her shift she returned home and was found deceased later that night.

Taylor is survived by her six sisters; Alberta R. Lewis Hayes, Debra Taylor, Agnes Taylor, Erika Taylor, Sharon Battle and Shelia Thomas; and brother, William Taylor. She is preceded in death by her late son Jadie.

Funeral Arrangements

Visitation for Firefighter Taylor will be held Wednesday, Nov. 19 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the McIntyre Funeral Home Ministries, 900 South George Street, Goldsboro, N.C.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Nov. 20 at 11 a.m. at the Bear Creek Missionary Baptist Headquarters, 1800 South Slocumb Street, Goldsboro, N.C.

Interment will follow at the Elmwood Cemetery, 306 East Elm Street, Goldsboro, N.C.