Lula “Lou” Lewis Taylor

Published 9:00 pm Friday, November 23, 2012

Funeral services for Lula “Lou” Lewis Taylor, resident of Golden Living Center-Brook Manor in Brookhaven, are 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24, at Ramah Baptist Church in McCall Creek, with burial in the church cemetery. Brookhaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

     Visitation is Saturday from 10:30 until 11:30 a.m. at the church.

     Mrs. Taylor, 93, died peacefully Nov. 11, 2012, at Golden Living Center-Brook Manor. She was born in Franklin County on Jan. 20, 1919, to Cornelius and Julia Lewis.

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     She worked for many years for Southern Bell in Mississippi, Florida and North Carolina as a switchboard and long distance operator, and as a trainer.

     She will be remember as a devout Christian, a selfless volunteer, a hard worker, an impeccable dresser, a loyal Braves fan, a competitive point guard, a lover of music, a skilled “slot-whisperer”, an enthusiastic card and Bingo player, a caring neighbor, an excellent cook, a proud American, and a loving, compassionate, supportive wife, mother, mother-in-law, sister, sister-in-law, grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend to all who were blessed with her company and smile. She was the essence of a true Southern belle.

     Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, William R. Taylor Sr.; six brothers, Hollis, Leonard, Sam, Clarence, Clemon and Percy Lewis; and four sisters, Mamie Arnold, Ruth Hancock, Ora McCall and Leatha Porter.

      Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Beverly Taylor, of Graham; sons, Bob Taylor and wife, Yvonne, of Palm Harbor, Fla., Brian Taylor and wife, Mary, of Largo, Fla., David Taylor, and Doug Taylor and wife, Jenny, of Greensboro; five grandchildren, Michael, Rachel, Hannah, Abby and Jeremy Taylor; and her twin sister, Luna Kelly, of Cumming, Ga.

     The family wishes to thank all of her healthcare providers, especially the staff at Golden Living Center who made her feel so special and loved in her last days and weeks.

     Special thanks go out to our sister, Beverly, for being her best friend, roommate and caregiver, right up to her last moment in life. Mom truly cherished you for being so good to her through everything. We stand proud with you as family.