Annie Lizzie Stephens Taylor
Wrens, GA – Annie Lizzie Stephens Taylor, 83, loving wife of the late Fred Gilbert Taylor, Sr., entered into rest Friday morning, January 9, 2015 at Select Medical Hospital. Funeral services will be held in the James Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00PM Monday, January 12, 2015 with Rev. David Brooks officiating. Interment will follow in the Keysville UMC Cemetery.
One of ten children born to the late Lizzie Daily and Tampa Stephens, Annie lived most of her life in Keysville. Annie was a hard worker, working two jobs to help provide for her family—at Keller Industries in Waynesboro and in the lunchroom in the old Matthews and Keysville schools. She loved to work in her garden, both flower and vegetable—she had a green thumb and could grow anything. She was also a great cook and loved to fish. Whatever she did, you could hear her singing. A devoted wife, dedicated mother and grandmother, Annie always put others needs before her own. Her greatest joy was her family, especially the grands and great grands. Her unselfish, abiding love will be greatly missed.
Annie is also preceded in death by five siblings. Survivors include her four children, Linda C. Smith (Truman), Fred Gilbert Taylor, Jr. (Kay), Kathy T. Pridgen (Gene) and John Judson Taylor (Betty); four siblings, Lois Upchurch, Melissa Newman (Calton), Bonnie Krause and Jane Underwood (Bob); 12 grandchildren, Vicki Neveu (Raymond), Paul Smith, Lisa Marie Kralik, Angela D. Jewell, Jacqueline Taylor, Tyler Taylor, Jennifer Chapman (Ralph), Amanda Dyches, Morris Pridgen (Crystal), Emily Pridgen, Tammy Georgia (Kevin) and Patrick Blackwelder (Patricia); 16 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Buddy Arrington, Patrick Blackwelder, Mack Brooks Jr., Raymond Neveu, Morris Pridgen and Paul Smith.
The family will receive friends at James Funeral Home from 4:00-6:00PM Sunday evening, January 11, 2015.
Legacy of Love
A wife, a mother, a grandma too,
This is the legacy we have from you.
You taught us love and how to fight,
You gave us strength, you gave us might.
A stronger person would be hard to find,
And in your heart, you were always kind.
You fought for us all in one way or another,
Not just as a wife, not just as a mother.
For all of us you gave your best,
Now the time has come for you to rest.
So go in peace, you’ve earned your sleep,
Your love in our hearts, we’ll eternally keep.