Gloria Faye Bolin Taylor, 75, of Crossett, passed away on November 26, 2020, at her home.
She was born on August 8, 1945, to her parents, Rev. James Riley, and Mary Doris Oden Bolin.
She attended school in Crossett where she lived most of her life but finished at County Line High School in Bryant in 1962.
Mrs. Taylor was an extremely hard worker and enjoyed it thoroughly. She was a licensed cosmetologist for many years and for 10 years, owned her own salon called “Hair Pizzazz.” She she served on the Ashley County Medical Center Auxiliary and worked alongside her best friend and husband in the restaurant they owned, “The Kountry Kettle” for 17 years.
Mrs. Taylor was very passionate about cooking and also enjoyed fishing and cuddling with her beloved fur-baby, “Bubbles”. She loved the Lord, and with the same passion she had for her work, she prayed.
She was a devoted wife, and mother, but her greatest joy was being a grandmother, because her grands were her world and she loved them immensely.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, James Kello Shaw; an infant daughter, Tuayna Louise Morrow; four brothers, Kenneth, Jimmy, Bob, and Jackie Bolin; and one sister, Belva Jo Bolin.
She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Owen Taylor of Crossett; four daughters, Rhonda Seay and husband, Scott, of Sallisaw, Oklahoma, Liz Nelson and husband, Mike, of Bastrop, Louisiana, Karen Ederington and husband, Todd, of Alexander, and Diane Hamilton of Little Rock; two sisters, True Craig and Carolyn Burchell both of Crossett; two brothers, Kenny Bolin and wife, Janet, of Crossett, and Joe Bolin and wife, Zoe, of Dermot; twelve grandchildren, Brandi Lenard, Destiny McGilton, Nikki Abney, Kaley Ederington, Lance Withers, Michelle Buske, Nathan Shaw, Chelsie Brooks, Tera Monceret, Jessica Daniels, Jake Seay, and Sydney Moore; along with twenty-three great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Monday, November 30 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Medders Funeral Home, located at 1564 Highway 52 W. in Crossett.
A private Celebration of Life Service will be held Tuesday, December 1 at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Bro. Kenny Bolin officiating, followed by interment, open to friends and family, at Eden Cemetery under the direction of Medders Funeral Home.
Pallbearers are Lance Withers, Steve Withers, Nathan Shaw, Andy Buske, Todd Ederington, and Mike Nelson. Honorary pallbearers are Scott Seay, Jeremy Norman, and Gary Hamilton.