Obituary of Maude Gordon Taylor
Maude Gordon Taylor, 99, went to be with the Lord on May 29, 2018, after a continued stay at Walter B. Crook Nursing Facility, Ruleville, MS. Visitation will be 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 31, 2018, at Morrison Chapel Baptist Church. A Celebration of Life Service will follow beginning at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 31, 2018, at Morrison Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Fish Robinson officiating. Interment will be in New Cleveland Cemetery.
Mrs. Taylor was born on November 7, 1918, to Steve and Betty Gordon of Shaw, MS. She and Curtis Taylor were married in 1946 after Mr. Taylor’s discharge from the U.S. Army. Mrs. Taylor graduated from Shaw High School, worked her way through MS Agriculture Community College (MDCC) and graduated in 1941 from Delta State Teacher’s College which was later named Delta State College and later was changed to Delta State University.
She was very dedicated to her profession as a teacher. Mrs. Taylor taught in the Mississippi towns of Taylorsville, Skene, Pace, Rosedale and then retired from her passion of teaching after 38 years. Her goal in teaching was to make sure all of her students succeeded. Mrs. Taylor was a chartered member of the Bolivar County Mental Health Association, where she was the secretary for many years. She along with Kimbel Glasco and others were instrumental in pushing Bolivar County ahead for the treatment of mental illnesses.
Mrs. Taylor was a faithful member of Pace Baptist Church until it closed. She then transferred her membership to Morrison Chapel Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school until her entry to Walter B. Crook Nursing Facility in November 2014.
Mrs. Taylor enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, and loved visiting with family and friends. Holidays were a time she loved to cook and celebrate with her family. She was a dedicated Atlanta Braves fan and knew positions and names of the players on the team. Mrs. Taylor had an amazing sense of humor at her age.
She was very proud of and loved her sons, nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Mrs. Taylor is preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Taylor; parents, Steve and Betty Gordon; brothers, Carl Gordon, Steve Gordon, Jr., J.W. Gordon, Lester Gordon, and Claude Gordon; and sisters, Hester Chambless and Gladys Tedford.
She is survived by her sons, Larkin Taylor of Pace, MS and Tomy Taylor (Robbie) of Boyle, MS; grandchildren, Toby Taylor (Mandy) of Florence, MS and Paige Bailey (Bill) of Grenada, MS; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
In honor of Mrs. Taylor, the family asks that donations be made to Baptist Children Village and/or Morrison Chapel Baptist Church Building Fund.