Dorothy Elaine Taylor

August 25, 1942 - August 14, 2022
Dorothy Elaine Taylor


Dorothy Elaine McGuire Taylor, age 79, of Wilmington, went to be with the Lord, passed on Sunday, August 14, 2022, at her home, in the warm embrace of her family.

She was born in LeCompte, LA on August 25, 1942, daughter of Edward and Dorothy Graves McGuire.

She is survived by three daughters, Brenda Hebert and husband Tony, Polly Clawson and husband David, Catherine Hill and husband Buck, and son Glenn Taylor, Jr and his fiance’, Kelley Cooper.

Elaine was preceded in death by her husband, parents, sister, brother, grandson, Garrett Taylor and nephew, Milton McGuire. Six grandchildren who were the light of her life, Spencer Hebert, Christopher Clawson, Kerah Clawson, Emily Taylor, Megan Ellis-Sansone and Gary Sansone, Lindsey Hill and niece Beth Luquette.

Dorothy Elaine was a full time mother with dual parent roles, enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and watching the latest cooking shows.

Memorial Service will be held in the chapel at Gallagher’s Funeral Home on Saturday, August 20, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. The service will be open for a few people to share memories and then a closing prayer. There will be no gravesite service.

Funeral service will be at Gallagher Funeral Home, 3994 Monroe Hwy, Ball, LA. with no officiating or interment.

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  • August 18, 2022
    Youngest Daughter Catherine says:
    Dearest Momma was the glue holding this family together. Growing up, Mom was the parent, playing both roles as Father and Mother, and taking on the world with us. She was a master at "robbing Peter to pay Paul", holding the finances and our home together while dad was a way, early in life, in the Navy, and then later, more so when dad worked two jobs to try to make ends meet. She and Daddy loved and helped our cousins Milton and Beth, and made them a wonderful part of our family memories. They taught us to be resourceful and loving. As an adult, Mom and I became the best of friends, speaking once a week, and talking for hours with each call, filling each other in on the week, and then sharing the moments together as we worked about our weekend tasks. I learned how tough and strong she was, and how she helped me grow and become a stronger woman. She and Daddy were always there to pick me up and remind me that God has this! I am so thankful for Mom and Dad teaching me about Jesus and sharing him with so many. They truly loved the Lord and shared Bible study together all of their life, until they couldn't. I look forward to seeing them again one day in Heaven.