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Shirley Taylor

Shirley A. Taylor

October 26, 1940 - March 22, 2020
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Shirley A. Taylor, 79, of Altheimer, Arkansas, went to be with the Lord on March 22, 2020.

She was born on October 26, 1940, in Tom Nolan, Mississippi to Thurman and Jessie Houston Adams.

Shirley graduated from Pine Bluff High in 1958. After graduation she worked for Jefferson Supply. In 1963, she started working at the First National Bank in Altheimer as an officer and when the bank closed in 2013 she then worked at home bookkeeping for several entities. One of her achievements was her dedication to the Flat Bayou Cemetery and work that she and her husband, Lee Edward, did.

She was also an author of two children's Christian books, The Cross and the Egg, written in 1999, and The Stable Boy, written in 2012.

Shirley was a member of the Altheimer United Methodist Church for 50 years. She loved cooking and having church members at their home for lunch on Sundays.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Thurman and Jessie Adams; and a brother, Harold Adams.

Survivors include her loving husband of 59 years, Lee Edward Taylor; brother, Larry Bennett of Heber Springs, Arkansas; two foster children, Debbie Brokaw of Mountain Home, Arkansas and Kerrie Fuentes of Ada, Oklahoma; and many nieces and nephews.

Lee Edward would also like to give a special thanks to Connie Carter.

A private graveside service will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 26, 2020 at Flat Bayou Cemetery with Rev. Lance Hickerson officiating. Due to CDC guidelines on attendance, we ask that those people not in the immediate family view the service on our live stream at www.ralphrobinsonandson.com. Shirley will lie in state at Robinson’s Wednesday from 1:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.. We ask that people come in small groups of no more than eight at a time.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Flat Bayou Cemetery, 3808 N. Gilliand Road Altheimer, AR 72204.

Online register: www.ralphrobinsonandson.com
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    Thursday, March 26, 2020 | 2:00pm
    When
    Thursday, March 26, 2020 2:00pm
    Location
    Flat Bayou Cemetery
    Address
    1673 County Farm Rd
    Altheimer, AR 72004
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Michael Taylor and family

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Lee and Trish Adams

Posted at 10:41am
With our sincerest sympathies. Our love and prayers, Lee and Trish
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Carla and Gary Goldman

Posted at 06:00pm
Lee I am so sad to hear of Shirley’s passing. She was a wonderful lady. Our prayers are with you.
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Carol Williams

Posted at 03:59pm
Shirley and Lee Edward mean more to me than I could ever say. I felt so bad I could not attend the service but I am so grateful I could watch the webcast. Prayers for Lee Edward.
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Regina Lusby

Posted at 03:23pm
Sending love and prayers for you Lee and the rest of your family. Our hearts are just broken for you. We are so sorry we are not able to be there with you with everything that is happening now. She was definitely one of the most special people we have ever known and we are so blessed to have you both in our lives. Ron, Regina, and family.
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