Patricia Jean Lowry Taylor, age 88, went to be with her Lord on May 8, 2017 in Little Rock. She was born in St. Louis, Mo., on October 26, 1928 to Rev. Forrest A. and Marie Shelton Lowry.
She graduated top of her class from William Jewel College in Liberty, Mo., and went on to earn her nursing degree from Missouri Baptist Hospital. As an RN, she worked in the Little Rock Public School system as well as a psych nurse at the Health Center at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.
She married the Rev.Joseph E. Taylor in 1952 and served alongside him at United Methodist congregations in Rose City, Fayetteville, Osceola, North Little Rock, Springdale and Fort Smith. She was a faithful follower of Jesus Christ and lived her life in service to others. Pat always held the title of “Best Cook in the Church” in each and every charge the Taylor family served.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, “Brother Joe” Taylor and by her eldest son, Stephen Taylor, of Springdale. Her survivors include, her daughter, Susan Kincannon (Jim) of Maumelle; sons, David Taylor of Springfield, Mo., and Jonathan Taylor (Dianne Shaughnessy) of Washington D.C.; daughter-in-law, Nancy Taylor, of Springdale; ten grandchildren: Spencer Taylor (Tatiana) of Fayetteville; Stuart, Jacob, Ryan and Catrina Taylor of Springdale; Sarah Kincannon of Little Rock; Rachel Gillespie (Tyler) of Dallas, Texas; Lauren, Ethan and Christian Taylor, all of Springfield, and she was anxiously awaiting the arrival of her first two great-grandchildren, Will Gillespie of Dallas, and Baby Taylor, of Springdale.
Special gratitude is expressed towards the compassionate staff of Hospice Inpatient Center in Little Rock, for their loving care and tender kindness towards our mother.
Visitation will be held at First United Methodist Church, 1201 Edgewood Drive, Maumelle on Monday, May 15 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The funeral service will begin at 11 a.m., followed by the burial at Oakland Cemetery in Clarksville at 3 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Maumelle. Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com\chenal