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Billie Faye Taylor
  • 85 years old
  • Date of birth: Sep 27, 1928
  • Place of birth:
    Idabel, Oklahoma, United States
  • Date of passing: Apr 23, 2014
  • Place of passing:
    Eureka, California, United States
Her children rise up and call her blessed; Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all. Proverbs 31:28,29

This memorial website was created in memory of our beloved, Billie Taylor, 85, born on September 27, 1928 who passed away unexpectedly on April 23, 2014.  Obituary forthcoming, but please feel free to leave a tribute or share a story in her memory.

Visitation: Monday, April 28

Celebration of Life Service: Tuesday, April 29

Sanders Funeral Home 
1835 E Street Eureka, California   95501

      We will remember her forever.



Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Darla Granger on 12th November 2017

"Missing you so much Grandma.  I wish I could talk to you, visit with you, and hear your sweet voice. I love you with all my ❤️."

This tribute was added by carroll d pettigrew on 28th September 2017

"i am always thankful to be reminded of my precious and saintly cousin on her birthday!!  I am excited about seeing her when I get to heaven."

This tribute was added by Deena Wright on 27th September 2017

"Happy Birthday Grandma! I hope you and Grandpa along with your friends and family are having a wonderful party for you. You are not forgotten here and I know you are in many thoughts and prayers today.
We love you and Grandpa."

This tribute was added by Darla Granger on 25th April 2017

"Dearest Grandma,
I cannot believe it has been 3 years since you left.  I miss you so much!  I can remember everything about you like I saw you yesterday.  You always had such a wonderful presence. Your stories, your smile, your laugh.  I could not have had a sweeter grandmother. You will never be forgotten. I love you so much,

This tribute was added by carroll d pettigrew on 23rd April 2017

"I'm humbled to be reminded of my precious, beloved Billye Faye today.  No sweeter person ever lived.  She always made me feel as if I were a special cousin.  hello and love from an Arky cousin."

This tribute was added by Deena Wright on 23rd April 2017

"My heart is heavy today.....but I still feel your love and hear your voice. Thank you for leaving us my Mother Sherrie and my Uncle Fred. They are both so much like you and Grandpa that it feels like you are both still here.
Love and miss you,

This tribute was added by carroll d pettigrew on 23rd April 2016

"here's wishing I had been able to drive to California from mena, Arkansas, to visit with my precious cousin before she passed away.  I will ALWAYS miss her, AND I'M SO THANKFUL THAT I WAS REMINDED OF HER THROUGH THIS TRIBUTE PAGE!  my love is sent to her large extended family."

This tribute was added by carroll d pettigrew on 27th September 2015

"of all of my many, many cousins on my mother's side of our family, billie faye was my favorite!  I loved all of grandma's family memberss, but she seemed to stand out from all of the others.  she kept in touch with me until not too long before her death.  it would seem appropriate to clone her, but our LORD didn't ordain doing such.  it is my prayer that all of us will be mindful of the wonderful example she set for her fellow man.  her direct descendants are in my heart especially today."

This tribute was added by Phyllis Miller on 25th April 2015

"Aunt Billie Faye, It is so hard to believe it has been a year since you left this earth. In June it will be 15 years since mother's passing and I am sure you two are embracing our Lord Jesus together. Our world has been in a terrible state for quite sometime, but in the year since you have been gone it has rapidly gotten even more evil. So sad that so many do not even attend church anymore. Such a difference than when we were all growing up. I truly believe it won't be long until the Lord comes for His church...

This tribute was added by Deena Wright on 23rd April 2015

"A year ago today was one of the saddest days of my life and many others. Selfishly, we wanted to keep you here with us...but we knew you were ready to go. That is the only thing that comforts me when I miss you so much. You were anxious to go to heaven to be with your Lord and Grandpa. I truely hope and pray it is everything you always dreamed it would be. You were our "Angel" on earth - now forever in our hearts. Love and miss you so.......Deena"

This tribute was added by Darla Granger on 23rd April 2015

"I can't believe it has been a year since you left us.  I miss you so much."

This tribute was added by Debbie Sutton on 23rd April 2015

"Miss you Billie in so many ways."

This tribute was added by Darla Granger on 6th October 2014

"With your birthday recently passing I am finding myself missing you so much.  Love you Grandma."

This tribute was added by carroll d pettigrew on 27th September 2014

"I had and still have many 1st cousins whom I love so much, but Billie Faye, you had to be at the very top of my list!  you were such a sweet, sweet encourager and role model for all Christians, and I will always feel very warm inside when reminded of you!!  I especially loved the way you honored and respected Hoyt."

This tribute was added by Troy Taylor on 27th September 2014

"Wish you were here, to tell you how much we love and miss you!!
You were our families Rock, and we miss you terribly!

Love you forever, marie"

This tribute was added by Deena Wright on 29th April 2014

"Grandma, there are so many things I could thank you for and words can never explain how very much I love you. I know I was lucky enough to be the first of your Grandchildren and therefore had you all to my self for a short while. I have been told you would read to me for hours at a were my first teacher then, and continued to teach us all about life and love. I will never forget you Grandma. You have a special place in my heart forever.  Love, Your Grandaughter"

This tribute was added by Troy Taylor on 28th April 2014

"Billie, when I married Fred, I received the gift of the best Mother-in-law a girl could ask for!!! You became one of my dearest friends, and taught me through example the joy of giving ,and loving in spite of someone faults. I will forever cherish your memory.

Love you always marie"

This tribute was added by Blandon Granger on 26th April 2014

"Billie Faye lived a life that would put most in awe. Born and raised in humble beginnings, she and her husband Hoyt moved across the USA in tough times, despite all of the challenges, she and Hoyt forged an eternal love and the strongest of family ties that exist today, and will certainly be her legacy.  I always enjoyed hearing her stories of the many places she lived and the major events of her life. She has set an example of how we should love and care for each other no matter what. Rest in Peace Billie."

This tribute was added by PATRICIA SLERT on 26th April 2014

"I have wonderful memories of Billie & Hoyt and the family gatherings The love they had for each other and the love for all that was fortunate to have know them was overwhelming.  I can see their loving smiles, they are together now!  You both will forever be missed.

All my love,

This tribute was added by Elaine Christian on 26th April 2014

"You were such a warm and caring person.  Growing up, you were always a welcomed part of my extended family and you were truly loved and appreciated by all of our family.   You continue to welcome me with open arms to your home whenever I visited.  You will be missed."

This tribute was added by Walt Trumbo on 24th April 2014

"What an illustration of the beautiful words from Psa 23 ... "surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life."  Both Goodness and Mercy follow her life today and into the next and we are all blessed through it. Bonnie still remembers her SS classes after 60 years. Our prayers are with all the family."

This tribute was added by Nancy Ulmer on 24th April 2014

"I remember Billie as being so gracefull. The way she walked, smiled, I just seen her that way. Jesus animated from her!  She was a bright light in this dark world. Now she's rejoicing around the throne of God, forever in the presence of our Dear Lord.

Love you Sweet Billie,

This tribute was added by Phyllis & Jim Miller on 24th April 2014

"Dear Aunt Billie Faye, What a joy to have had you in our lives. We are most thankful for your prayers for us and your family. We are thrilled to have spoken with you only a few weeks ago and share many wonderful memories. It is thrilling to know that you and Ron share in the same passing date-April 23rd. We are sure he was glad to see you, as well as the other loved ones who are there. We, too, look forward to reuniting with you and the others. Thank you for all the years of service to the Lord’s Kingdom as I can just see you right now singing to the top of your lungs in the presence of our King!"

This tribute was added by Lynn Mullins-Hamilton on 24th April 2014

"The one simple thing I will always remember is Billie's warm, glowing voice as she spoke. Her whole substance came through in that caring, sincere melody whenever she spoke. Deep within her the love of Jesus and the warmth of the Holy Spirit came through when she talked to you or someone else. A love that accepted, cared, and comforted, just like Jesus. It will not be long Billie...we will only be a short whisper behind you as this world is spiraling forward toward the final curtain, when Jesus comes to get us all. With much love, memories, and hope we say goodbye for now."

This tribute was added by Steve Butler on 24th April 2014

"My second home was your house. You always made me feel like your second son. Those days were full of joy when I would come spend the night and eat your wonderful cooking and talk about the things of the day. I will always remember those times shared and being your second son was a tribute to how wonderful and giving you always were.

Miss you Billie"

This tribute was added by Debbie Sutton on 24th April 2014

"My Dear Billie Faye, there are so many things I could say, but perhaps most importantly because of all the seeds you planted in my heart for Jesus through out my child hood, and into my adult life, and the way I saw you live your life for Him, I now love Jesus too.  What greater gift is there to give someone? I know you are home and glad you are free but you will be missed greatly by me.  I will be remembering all of your family in prayer for I know your death will bring many tears.  Thank you for being my champion.  I love you.  Debbie"

This tribute was added by Terri Taylor on 24th April 2014

"I've been so lucky to have you for as long as I have.  You've inspired me to love unconditionally, live every minute to the fullest and to laugh at all the silly things.  I will miss your sweet smile and belly chuckle.  I will miss your "I love you" whenever I saw you.  I will miss your soft hands and calm demeanor.  I will miss everything about you.  I'm so happy that Wrenly got to meet her great grandmother, even though it was for such a short time.  Give pole-cat and grandma and grandpa Estevo a big hug for me.  I know now that all of you are my angels watching over us.  I love you.  Your granddaughter Terri."

This tribute was added by Kim Avila-Mullins on 24th April 2014

"You have been such a great example for your family throughout the years,never failing to keep the faith. You and grandpa helped mold me into who I am today and forever. The memories from my childhood are filled with love from you. Thank you for being so wonderful and always being the same no matter what your life put you through. I have never heard you say a negative statement towards anyone in your life,what a rare woman. Heaven is rejoicing that they added you to the team. Tell pole-cat i love him! I love you grandma,Daman"

This tribute was added by Dwight Mullins on 24th April 2014

"What a remarkable woman. I have been her favorite son in law for 50 years July 26th of this year. Billie will have a great big crown in heaven. She was a servant to many& a most loving mother-in-law. Heaven has received a good & faithful servant. I will miss her; but will be reminded of her special ways daily, as I am married to her daughter who is so much like her in so many wonderful ways. I am so blessed to have both of them in my life."

This tribute was added by Kim Avila-Mullins on 24th April 2014

"I am so blessed to have had Billie in my life for so many years.  What an amazing, kind soul.  I have so many special memories of her that I will forever cherish.  I know that she is rejoicing in Heaven and that is so comforting to me.  We miss you Grandma B....xoxo"

This tribute was added by Lenora Nelson on 24th April 2014

"Billie was indeed a beautiful flower in the garden of God's love. She brought love and peace into any room she walked in to.  She was also the kindness most generous person anyone could ever know.

She's now walking straight and tall with the one she lived for, her precious savior Jesus Christ. Enjoy your reward sweet daughter of our King."

This tribute was added by Sherrie Mullins on 24th April 2014

"My Mom is like a lovely rose
To brighten up each day,
Whose words are gently spoken
In thoughtful, caring ways.

Her love for God and family
Remains steadfast and true;

The Sweetest mom in all the world
Is no one else but you.

- Tammy Tilley"

This tribute was added by carroll d pettigrew on 23rd April 2014

"billie faye and her sister, evelyn, were two of my most beloved 1st cousins.  they and their late husbands, hoyt and t.c, were equally loved by me.  each time they came from california to their old stomping grounds around idabel, they would drive up tp wickes to visit with my momma, their aunt maudie!  my life was enriched greatly by them.  i truly thank my FATHER for putting them in my life!!"

This tribute was added by Darla Granger on 23rd April 2014

"I was so lucky to have you in my life.  You were always so loving, sweet and giving to me.  I will cherish all of the wonderful memories of you until the day I die, and see you again.  Rest in Peace my sweet Grandma- and give Grandpa a hug and kiss from me.

I love you.

This tribute was added by Sherrie Mullins on 23rd April 2014

"You have shed the light of Jesus in my life. You have been the most loving mother anyone could ever ask for.  I know I will see you again in Heaven sweet mother."

My love,

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