Funeral ser vices for Ruby W. Taylor, 71, of Rockdale were held Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, in New Jer usalem Interdenomina tional Church in Rockdale. Burial followed in Oak Lawn Cemetery in Rockdale.
Mrs. Taylor died Friday, Oct. 7, in Round Rock Medical Center.
She was born July 9, 1940, in Scotts, Mississippi, to Prince Tom and Hattie Pearl (Smith) Wilson.
Mrs. Taylor attended Orleans Parish Public Schools, Straight Business School and Southern University at New Orleans.
She was married to George Lawrence Taylor Sr., on Dec. 25, 1965.
She had lived in Rockdale the past year and was formerly of New Orleans.
Mrs. Taylor had worked as an administrative assistant with Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services, retiring in 2005 after 25 years.
She accepted Christ at a young age and was baptized at Second Free Mission Baptist Church during the 1950s. She served as a Sunday school teacher.
In the 1970s, she joined Little Zion Baptist Church where she ser ved as a youth counselor for many years.
In 2011, Mrs. Taylor joined New Jer usalem Interdenomina tional Church in Rockdale.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Leon Williams and Odell Wilson; and three sisters, Princeylee Wilson, Ora L. Wilson Green and Oza W. Thornton.
Sur vivors are two daughters, Jeneen Taylor, Shawn Lemieux and husband Kevin, all of Rockdale; and a sister, Edricca E. Davis of New Orleans, Louisiana.
Pallbearers were Master Andrus, George W. Thornton Jr., Odell Wilson Jr., Ken Cuthrell, Rick Porterfield and Douglas Wilson.
Honorary pallbearers were Jarrett Lemieux, Nelson Lemieux III, Odell Wilson Sr., Nelson Lemieux Jr., Larry Wilcox and Harold Rideaux.