Betty Jessen TaylorJacksonville, AR, 1941 - 2019
Betty Jessen Taylor, 78, of Jacksonville passed from this life on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. She was born Friday, May 9, 1941 in Marshall Town, Iowa to the late Peter C. and Millie Babor Jessen. Betty was a member of First Baptist Church in Jacksonville and of Gideon International. She was a fierce prayer warrior and loved Jesus with all of her heart. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of forty-nine years, Jack M. Taylor' siblings, James Jessen, Jay Jessen and Doris Halverson.
Survivors include children Becky Manes (Fred Smitherson) of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Shannon (Steven) Wilson of Bryant; grandchildren, Aharon Manes, Elijah Manes, Joshua Smitherman, William Wilson and Taylor Wilson. Other survivors include several nieces, nephews and a host of extended family and friends.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Sunday, July 14, 2018 at Moore's Jacksonville Funeral Home with Brother Cliff Hutchins officiating. Interment will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Park. Visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, July 13, 2019 at the funeral home. Memorials in Betty's memory may be made to Gideon's International. The family would like to say a special thank you to Fox Ridge of North Little Rock for the love and care shown to Betty during her time there. Arrangements by Moore's Jacksonville Funeral Home, (501) 982-2136. Online guestbook: www.mooresjacksonvillefuneralhome.com.
Published July 12, 2019
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Moore's Jacksonville Funeral Home
1504 Loop Road, Jacksonville, AR