Jewell Bernice (Palmer) Taylor, 81, of Powhatan, AR, passed away June 11, 2022.
She was born September 21, 1940, in Hoxie, AR to Jessie W. Palmer and Edna (Burke) Palmer.
Bernice found her love for Jesus at Lake Charles Full Gospel Church where she attended church for many years. She loved serving others as a custodian at the Lawrence Memorial Nursing home, Lynn School District, and for several friends in the community. She also really enjoyed her time with her coworkers at the Northeast Arkansas Education Cooperative in Walnut Ridge at the Make and Take. Bernice loved Elvis almost as much as she loved Jesus but ultimately her greatest joys in life were her family and friends.
In addition to her parents, “Bernie” was preceded in death by her daughters, Cathy West, and Janie Dye; her three sisters Judy Cook, Jeanie Alfaro, and Geneva Williamson; along with her late husband, John Gray; and many other loved ones.
Survivors include her husband, Roger Taylor; grandchildren: Stephanie Ramsey (Jeremy) of Conway and Heather Chasteen (Steven) of Austin; Raymond Dye of Austin; Six great grandchildren: Sydney Reeder, Carson Chasteen, Lydia, Luke, and Noah Ramsey; Hunter Dye and one great great grandchild: Ellery Jo Avdem. She will be missed by many friends and extended family members.
Funeral Services will be Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at 10 A.M. at the Lake Charles Full Gospel Church in Powhatan with Bro. Joe Guthrie officiating. Pallbearers will be Jeremy Ramsey, Luke Ramsey, Raymond Dye, Hunter Dye, Tom, and Eric Strickland. Interment will follow in the Powhatan Cemetery.
Visitation will be Monday evening from 6 P.M. till 8 P.M. in the Bryan Chapel in Hoxie.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.
Checks should be made payable to the UAMS Foundation Fund. Please note Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute in the “memo” line of the check.
Gift may be given online @ UAMS or mail donations to:
UAMS Institutional Advancement
4301 West Markham Street, #716
Little Rock, AR 72205