Mrs. Betty Jean Downs Taylor
Services celebrating the life of Mrs. Betty Jean Downs Taylor, age 81, will be held at 11:00 Am on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home on Marshall Street in Shreveport, LA. Officiating will be Reverend Billy Crosby. Interment will follow at Rose-Neath Cemetery on Swan Lake Road in Bossier City, LA. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 from 5:30 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home.
Betty was born February 15, 1932 in Castor, LA to parents, Alvin and Alma Lee Downs. She went to be with her Heavenly Father on November 25, 2013 in Shreveport, LA. Betty was preceded in death by both parents; brother, James "Mack" Downs; sister, Palma Downs Page; grandson, Jonathan Price; and son-in-law, David Paul Wilson. Left to cherish her precious memory is her loving husband, Leon O. Taylor; daughters: Adara Price and husband, Randy; and Beverly Wilson Ashley and husband Percy; her grandchildren, Randy Price, Jr. and wife, LaRae; Regan Price and Wife, Nhu; Allen Price; Amy Wilson Thomas and husband, Ryan; Jason P. Wilson; Laura Lee Wilson; and recently blessed by the addition of grandchildren, Emma Ashley, and Percy Ashley, III; and six great-grandchildren. Betty is also survived by extended family members, Pam, Brian, Seleste and Christopher Morton; two sister-in-laws; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
When Betty was 17 she met Leon, the love of her life, at the old Walgreens in Downtown Shreveport where they both worked behind the soda fountain. They married six months later and started a family. Betty and Leon celebrated 63 years together this past March. They were longtime members of Trinity Heights Baptist Church. Betty was a loving wife, mother, "granny", aunt and friend. She will be dearly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.
Honoring Betty as pallbearers will be her grandsons.
We would like to express our gratitude to Garden Court Rehabilitation Center for their loving care and compassion for Betty and our family during her illness.
Betty's family suggests that memorials may be made in her name to Trinity Heights Baptist Church Senior/Adult Ministry Department, 3820 Old Mooringsport Road, Shreveport, LA 71107.
Published in Shreveport Times from Nov. 26 to Nov. 28, 2013
Rose-Neath Funeral Home
1815 Marshall Street Shreveport, LA 71101