Lillian Pearl Taylor


Lillian Pearl Taylor 1923-2014Lillian Pearl Taylor, 90 years old, transitioned peacefully into eternity and into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on July 21, 2014 at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue Washington.  Days before she passed she began to receive glimpses of heaven which she described in detail. It made her giddy sometimes. These will be shared at her Memorial Services.


2 Corinthians 5:6-8

So we are always confident, knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord.  For we walk by faith, not by sight. We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.  NKJV


Lillian was born on August 16, 1923 in Birmingham, Alabama to William Pierce Brock and Letha Pearl Bryant. She grew up in Birmingham Alabama and married James Lewis Taylor in 1940 in Lillian Pearl Taylor 1939Hoagtown, Alabama. They were happily married for 53 years. They moved to Fort Walton Beach from Hooks Texas in 1956 where Lillian began working as a school bus driver for the Okaloosa District Schools. She retired in 1985. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and taught Sunday school for decades. One of her favorite activities was having coffee every morning with her friends who used to drive the bus with her.


Lillian is survived by her sisters Barbara McMahan and her husband Charlie, Marjorie Brock, her children Dorothy Rogers, James Taylor and his wife Diane, Tim Taylor and his wife Brenda, her grandchildren Wendy, Billy, Debbie Simon and her husband Rick, Shannon Wood and her husband
Shane, Steven Bennett and his wife Kellie, and her great grandchildren Julien Davis, Caleb Wood, Hazel and Wyatt Bennett.


Mom Dad n Shannon 1983 2Two memorial services will be held.  The first will occur on August 10thin Renton Washington at the home of her son Tim where she spent the last 14 months. The second memorial service on September 6th will be held at the First Baptist Church, 21 First Street SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 at 1pm in the Welcome Center. This will be followed by hors doeuvers in the Fellowship Center.


In lieu of flowers a memorial donation can be made to First Baptist Church, 21 First Street SE, Fort Walton Beach FL 32548—home.php or you can give towards her passion for overseas Christian missions through Kingdom League International, 4004 NE 4th ST, Suite 107-350, Renton WA 98056  Condolences may be left at Barton Funeral Home’s obituary section of their website.

2 Responses to “Lillian Pearl Taylor”

  • Bill Cochran says:

    For as long as I can remember waking up at my moms house, there was ms Lillian having coffee with my mom. She always greeted me with a smile and a hug. She was always interested in how my family was doing.
    Ms Lillian and my mom looked out for each other and mom misses those morning coffee get together.
    Peace Ms Lillian

  • Dallas Cochran says:

    Good neighbors, good friends.
    Lillian always greeted me with a smile and a loving “How-ya-doin?” whenever/wherever we saw each other. She was such an encourage-er to everyone she met!
    Peace of the Lord be with you always, Lillian.

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