There’s a giant celebration in Heaven with the coming of Helen Louise Thompson Taylor, 84, of Seymour, who passed away at 4:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Born Dec. 7, 1931, in Freetown, she was the daughter of James and Zella Fish Thompson, both of whom preceded her in death. She left home and married Roland O. Scott in 1953. He preceded her in death. She married Hubert L. Martin in 1965, and he preceded her in death. She later married Deward Taylor in 1972, and he also preceded her in death in 1987.
She attended school at Clearspring and Kurtz Church of the Nazarene. She went to work at Excello Shirt Factory for 21 years. She spent the last 24 years working for Area XI Agency on Aging as a homemaker. Helen loved quilting and working in her flowers.
She was blessed with four children and one niece whom she raised and loved as her own, Larry R. (Jeanette) Scott, Janet E. Jewell, Hubert L. (Jennifer) Martin, Joe A. (Rachel) Martin and Judy E. (Lewis) Hewitt; 13 grandchildren, Autumn (Scott) Pevlor, Ashlee (Scott) Dial, Adrian Scott, Kruz and Karma Hartsell, Justis Simpson, Nathan Blair, Abby Jewell, Rocky Martin, Logan Prather, Kiah Ellis, Hailey Martin and Cierra Martin; and great-grandchildren, Tatum, Kendyl and Gaddyn Spurgeon, Quentyn and Cannan Pevlor, Rikki and Jesse Dial, Tristen, Jayden and Vayda Martin, Draiden and Dawson Blair, Vada Barton, Scarlett Ellis and Reno Martin.
Besides her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Mary Belle, Irene and Marie; three brothers, Eugene, Robert “Bob” and Billy Dean Jr.; and her first-born granddaughter, Summer L. Spurgeon.
The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Voss Chapel with the Rev. Rick Prather officiating. Burial will be at Freetown Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 1 until time of service Sunday.
Memorials may be made to donor’s choice of charity.