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Barbara S. Taylor


Barbara S Taylor was born January 23, 1947 in Eufaula, Alabama.  Barbara departed this life on April 7, 2018.  Barbara was baptized in her youth but later adopted the faith of Jehovah Witness and was a loyal member at the Kingdom Hall.  She is predeceased by her husband Edward “Eddie” Taylor, her father Thomas Jefferson Holloway, her mother Ruthie Bell Holloway, and eight brothers and sisters.

She is survived by three brothers Nathaniel Holloway, Thomas Jefferson “TJ” Holloway (Dorothy), of Eufaula, Al and L.C. Holloway Sr. (Ernestine) of Georgetown, GA.  She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, great nieces, great nephews, friends and many other loved ones in descending generations that knew and loved her well.

Barbara also known by her family nicknames of “Maugie and Robin” will be missed by her family and friends but cherished in memory by all that knew and loved her.  Barbara had a special relationship with children and they were naturally drawn to her and she became “Auntie” to many of them as they received and respected her as their own. Although Barbara was ill recently diagnosed with lung cancer, she lived each day to the fullest, rising early and if you asked her how she was feeling that day she would cheerfully respond “I feel good”.  She was an inspiration and a person to be admired.  Barbara brought laughter, love, and joy to all that knew her.

The family of Barbara S. Taylor wishes to extend their gratitude for the care and professionalism shown by Lifetime Care Home Health Care and Hospice the nurses and staff their response was always immediate and timely.  Each time a question was asked they were knowledgeable and efficient when answering. We want to extend a special thank you to her primary care doctor for his care and special attention to making sure that all of Barbara’s needs were met and exceeding expectations from what healthcare often provides.

There are no calling hours or ceremony planned per Barbara’s wishes to be cremated and her ashes scattered.  In true form Barbara’s exact words were, “Just throw me in the fire and spread me around”; her sense of humor evident even when planning for the end to just keep it simple. Family and friends should feel free to phone and stop by to express their respects.

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