Velma Lillian Taylor, age 94, of Little Rock went to join her Lord and Savior on February 4, 2018. She was born January 19, 1924 in Moline, Texas to the late David Milton and Effie Mae Hairston. Velma was a devoted Christian and homemaker and was a faithful member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Little Rock for over 48 years.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 71 years, O.B. Taylor, and 12 brothers and sisters: Claudine Newton, Virgil Hairston, Willie Dell “Bill” Berry, Lilla V. “Jack” Munday, Robert Hairston, Jessie Alice Munday, Sandy Hairston, Mae Ford, Milt Hairston, Ernie Hairston, Bonnie Rainwater, and Susie Moore. She is survived by her sons Doug (Phyllis) Taylor of Benton, AR and Chris (Autumn) Taylor of San Antonio, TX; daughter Connie (Danny) Smith of North Little Rock, AR; grandchildren, Tracy (Scott) Lipsett of Newbury Park, CA; Daniel Taylor of Boston, MA; Kathleen Taylor of Austin, TX; Jacob Taylor of Dallas, TX; Beth Smith of North Little Rock, AR; John (Allie) Smith of Conway, AR; great-grandson Alex Lipsett of Ventura, CA, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at Roller Chenal Funeral Home, 13801 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, AR (501) 224-8300. Funeral services will be 10:00 am on Friday, February 9, 2018 in the chapel at Immanuel Baptist Church in Little Rock with Dr. Rex Horne officiating. Burial will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Alexander.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Immanuel Baptist Church, 501 N. Shackleford Rd, Little Rock, AR 72211.
A special thank you goes to Arkansas Hospice and to the staff at Alcoa Pines Health and Rehabilitation Center in Benton, AR for their loving care.