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Esther Bell Taylor

March 23, 1941 — January 7, 2024

Esther Bell Taylor

Esther Bell Taylor, 82, passed away on January 7, 2024, in Mexia, TX. Her services will be held on Thursday, January 11, 2024 at 2:00 PM at Blair Stubbs Funeral Home with Reverend Shane Norcross officiating with visitation starting at 1:00 p.m. Burial will be at Prairie Grove Cemetery following the funeral.

Esther was born on March 23, 1941, in Mexia, TX, to Fred Cranford and Mildred Cranford.  She graduated from Charles H. Milby High School in Houston, Texas.  She married William Taylor and raised three children, Katie, Travis and Lisa. They returned to the Mexia area following her husband's retirement. She was a homemaker. She and William were married 61 years until his death in 2020.

Esther enjoyed reading, socializing, bowling, and going to the casino. She enjoyed being with her family, she was a good cook and a simple lady.

Esther is preceded in death by her parents, husband William and son-in law, Joe Shields.

 Esther is survived by her daughter, Katie Gresham and husband Rick, son, Travis Taylor and wife Angela and daughter, Lisa Kay Schield. Grandchildren Christopher Robin Chambers and wife Jennifer, Charles Grisham, Nicole Grisham, Kaden Grisham, Dakota Grisham, Maverick Grisham, Dylan Gresham, Joseph Gresham, Cheyanne Gresham as well as her sister, Peggy Butler and brother Howard "Buddy" Cranford.

 

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Visitation

Thursday, January 11, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

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Graveside Service

Thursday, January 11, 2024

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Prairie Grove Cemetery

2678 FM 1953, Mexia, TX 76667

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