Funeral Service for Shirley Taylor will be held Saturday, January 5, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Washington’s & Paradise Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Lincoln Memorial Cemetery. Rev. Lee Arthur
Johnson officiating. Visitation will be held Friday, January 4, 2019, in the Funeral Home’s Chapel from 6pm-
Sister Shirley Marie Taylor was born on February 12, 1962, in Shreveport, Louisiana, to parents, Mr. C. D. Davis and Mrs. Willie Bee Davis. She accepted Christ at an early age and later became a member of Word of
God Ministries (WOGM) in Shreveport, Louisiana. She attended Hamilton Terrace School in Shreveport,
Louisiana, got her GED, and went on to obtain an Associate Degree in Psychology at Southern University at
Shreveport. Shirley worked as a Caregiver/Paraprofessional Educator. She loved her family, traveling, cruising
and “living life to the fullest”. She entered eternal rest on Thursday, December 27, 2018 and was preceded in
death by her husband, Alonzo Taylor; grandfather, Roosevelt Davis; grandmother, Almertis Sturgeon; and brother, Jeff Davis.
Shirley leaves to cherish her memories: her father, C. D. Davis; mother, Willie Bee Davis; daughters:
Gwendolyn (Lloyd) Jones; Chris Williams; and Olivia Taylor; brothers: Charles Davis, Jr., Jerry (Elleanor)
Davis, and Matt Davis; sisters: Mary Ann Davis, Velta Davis, and Ingrid Davis; granddaughters: Ava Taylor and Precious Feaster; nephews: Antoine (Myisha) Brown, Jerry Wayne, Jr., Marcus Davis, Andy Davis, Markus Davis, Christopher Johnson, Brandon Johnson, Matricia Lee Feaster, Foster (Elantra) White, Jr., Lee Raven (Katrin) White, and Issac White; nieces: Shirolyn Davis, Daneisha Harris, Latrice Davis, Jasmine White, and Matricia Davis; special friends: Jennifer Hall, Amanda Pointer, Karen Johnson, Thomas Roppolo, and Chris Woodson; sons-in-law: Lloyd Jones, Arthur James Ware, and Leo Williamson; and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, great nieces and nephews, family and friends.
A Tribute to Our Mom
A tribute to our mom, our queen, Shirley Marie Taylor. This earthly world has lost a magical person and the spiritual world has gained a remarkable angel. Our mother never met a stranger. She would not only give you the shirt off her back, she would give you her entire outfit. She was a free spirit person and touched the hearts of whomever she came in contact with. Her heart was pure gold and she did anything for anyone who was in need. She loved her family and had a spirit like no other. She was our biggest supporter and #1 fan. Her smile would light up the room and she had much courage and determination. Our mother was faithful, loving, and kind, and she instilled many of those qualities in us. Her smile, laughter, and jokes are forever embedded in our memory. She was a Diva with style and her fashion was definitely her own. Her motivation was contagious and she was strong and courageous. She was humble with open arms at all times and loved to laugh, dance, have fun, and enjoy life. She had a cheerful soul that had a massive impact on everyone. She was a walking, living blessing and we are grateful that God made us her daughters. We are proud of how strong she was and what great courage she showed. She was an extraordinary mother. She made sure we were well taken care and taught us important morals and values that will assist us a lifetime. A little piece of her is within all of us. Her memories will help us get through the rest of our lives. Diva, we love you so much and now that beautiful smile is in heaven. Our mom was an icon, our hero, and her legacy will live on through my sisters and I. She was phenomenal. Rest peacefully. Love your daughters: Gwen, Chris, and Olivia.