Hassie "Pat" Taylor

Hassie “Pat” Taylor, 88, of Double Springs, entered into rest on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at Lakeland Community Hospital.

Ms. Taylor was born on July 26, 1931 in Berlin, Georgia. She attended Northwest College and went on to receive her bachelor’s degree in education from Athens State. She was a member of Double Springs First Baptist Church for over 40 years, where she taught Sunday School and Mission Friends. Ms. Taylor wore many hats during her working career, including daycare worker and cashier at Piggly Wiggly, before becoming a kindergarten teacher. She taught for 10 years and loved her kindergarten kids. She was a member of the Double Springs Study Club and Red Hat Ladies. Her hobbies included gardening, traveling and volunteering at the nursing home, school and anywhere else she could.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, February 2, 2020 from 1-2 p.m. at First Baptist Church Double Springs, where her memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. Brother Phillip Twilley, Brother Buford Smith and Brother George Whitten will officiate.  Nichols Funeral Home directing.

She is survived by her sons, James W. Taylor, Jr. and his wife Maryann, and Frank Ed Taylor and daughters, Carol Garrison and Cory Williamson. She was “Granny Pat” to 7 grandchildren, Carrie Williams and her husband Darrell, Chris Hyche, Madison Taylor, Mariah Williamson, Jacob Taylor and Jessica Taylor; 8 great-grandchildren, Josh, Ashton, Kyla, Brae, Payte, Weston, Easton and Payton; and 4 great-great-grandchildren, Tristen, Piper, Abigail and Everlee.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Taylor, Sr.; father, Frank Adams; mother, Estell Croft and sister, Grace Carter.

In lieu of flowers, family requests donations be made to the children’s ministry at First Baptist Church Double Springs, P.O. Box 326, Double Springs, Alabama 35553.

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