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Holmes mourns loss of Lady Bulldog soccer player Taylor Gagneaux

Holmes mourns loss of Lady Bulldog soccer player Taylor Gagneaux

The Holmes Community College Lady Bulldog soccer team is heartbroken today after freshman forward Taylor Gagneaux of Jackson died from injuries sustained in a car wreck near Winona last night.

Gagneaux, 19, who played high school soccer at Central Hinds Academy, was a major factor in the Lady Bulldogs' success last season which saw the team win the North Division championship and finish as the MACJC/ Region XXIII runner-up. She scored 11 points for the Lady Bulldogs including four goals and three assists.

"Taylor was a great young lady," Holmes Associate Head Coach Wesley Noble said. "She was always upbeat and could bring a smile to anyone's face. It's absolutely devastating that this happened to such a young and sweet soul. She was and always will be a part of us, our Holmes family." 

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. on Monday, May 7 and again from 10-11 a.m. funeral on Tuesday, May 8, all at Lakeshore Methodist Church in Byram. Interment will be at Lakewood Memorial Garden in Clinton.

Gagneaux, the daughter of Bobby and Amy Dickerson, was a lifelong resident of Jackson. She is a graduate of Central Hinds Academy and was continuing her education at Holmes Community College on a soccer scholarship. Taylor was an incredible athlete and loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing. She was a free spirit, hippie flower child who loved sunflowers and sunsets.

Gagneaux is preceded in death by her grandparents, Billy and Bobbie Dickerson and great grandparents, Harold Tisdale, Pat & Blair Bernard. Survivors include her parents Amy and Bobby Joe Dickerson; brother Aaron (Rachel) Dickerson of Jackson; sister Crystal Gagneaux of Byram; Grandparents, Teresa "Nana" Gardner of Jackson, Connie and Lew Gagneaux of Clinton and Raul Sierra of Madison; great grandmother Claudia Tisdale of Jackson; uncles, Josh Gagneaux of Clinton and Dee (Jennifer) Colson of Brandon; aunt, Lauren (Ro) Sierra of Ridgeland; great aunt, Carol Faye Tisdale of Jackson; nieces, Cayden and Blaze and cousins Noah, Steven, Carter, Drew, GiGi, Eli and Luke.