Visitation will be 5pm-8pm Thursday, November 13, 2014 at Stringer Family Funeral Home in Crystal Springs and 10am-11am Friday at First Baptist Church, Crystal Springs. Services will be 11am Friday, November 14, 2014 at First Baptist Church, Crystal Springs.
Arcola Walker Taylor, 94, of Crystal Springs, died Monday, Nov. 10, 2014.
She was the widow of Kimble Taylor to whom she was married 55 years. She was born in the Mt. Zion area of Lincoln County February 11, 1920 to Isaac “Ike” Walker and Katie Jane Chandler Walker. She graduated from CSCS in 1940. Arcola completed cosmetology at Fritz-Marinella in Jackson. She took many professional classes in cosmetology and color at USM where she earned many awards. She was the owner and master stylist of Arcola’s Beauty Centre in Jackson, MS for 40 years. As a member of First Baptist Church, Crystal Springs, for over 68 years, she served as a Sunday school teacher for 32 years.
She is survived by one sister, Nell Harrell of Brookhaven; four daughters, twelve grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter. The children include Phyllis Karan Taylor of Crystal Springs, Lynda Kay Wilson and her husband Gene of Longview, Texas and Aberdeen, Scotland, Marynne Hildreth and husband Bill of San Antonio, TX, and Katie Jane Lynch and husband Ronnie of Florence. She leaves behind many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her four brothers, Walter, Oliver, Roy, and Burt Walker and three sisters, Leona Smith, Beatrice Smith, and Lavada Jones.
The family wishes to express its deepest appreciation to the staff of St. Dominic ICU and palliative care and Dr. Michael Morgan. We wish to also thank the staff of both First Baptist Church Crystal Springs and Jackson.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials be made to the youth ministry of First Baptist Church, Crystal Springs.