ForeverMissed

This memorial was created by her daughters, Lyn, Lory, and Lana in honor of Kay "Ma Kay" Lynn Taylor-Smith of Alma, Georgia. Kay was born on January 20, 1939 in Eastman and passed on May 14, 2020. Kay was an outwardly beautiful woman, but you were deceived if you thought that was all there was to her and her life. To know Kay was to love Kay. She loved Jesus and her friends and family deeply. One of her best qualities was that she could talk to anyone and make them feel important and at ease. 

Kay was born to H.I. and Alma Robertson in Eastman, Georgia. The family moved to Alma, Georgia in 1942. Kay has one loving, devoted sister, Anne Deen(George) who still lives in Alma. Anne remembers her little sister as beautiful with big eyes. "Kay had a pet chicken that she carried everywhere" Anne remembers with a laugh.

Kay and Wayne Jones (Sonny) Taylor were married on November 24, and were married for over 57 years; parted by Sonny's death in 2011. They have three daughters, Kristy Lyn (Alfred), Lory Ann (Tyler,) and Lana Lee (Sam) affectionally referred to as "the girls". They lived on the family farm in the south-eastern corner of Bacon County where tobacco, corn, wheat, and pine trees were grown. Kay could often be found walking in the cool, shade of the pine trees to one of the farm's ponds. After raising their girls, Kay & Sonny were able to travel extensively. Their travels took them all over the world including places like Hawaii, Italy, Spain, and Russia.  Kay also went on several mission trips to Haiti, Jamaica, and Nicaragua.  

Kay was a proficient woman in many roles throughout her life. Kay worked as a high school librarian, real estate agent, government tobacco auditor, and later in life as the manager of Sonny W Taylor Farm LLLP. Kay was revered perhaps most famously in her capacity as an accomplished hostess and homemaker with a delightful meal and conversation always effortlessly on hand.

Kay and Sonny dedicated themselves in service to the Lord at Elizabeth Chapel Church for over 50 years. While Sonny oversaw numerous operations of the church, Kay poured herself into the music and youth. Kay led the choir, sang, and played both the piano and the organ. Her heart was especially drawn to the young women. She was an amazing listener, and guided many young women in their faith to fall in love with Jesus. A dear portion of their lives they attended Trinity United Methodist Church where they formed precious relationships Kay continued to cherish throughout her life. The last 7 years of her life were shared with her husband, M.E. Smith.

Kay was beloved by many and will be dearly missed by all of her treasured friends and family.  The family will celebrate her life with a private service.If you would like to honor Kay, in lieu of flowers please send donations to the Elizabeth Chapel Memorial Fund, c/o Jeanne Taylor, 110 Bush Road, Alma, Georgia, 31510.

Posted by Ralph Deen on May 22, 2020
So very sorry this beautiful soul has left us.  Kay was the sister of my sister-in-love, Anne Deen....and was in Anne's heart, as was my brother, George, Anne's husband....forever.  May God bless Kay's entire family with love, peace and grace.  She was much-loved by the family and her many friends.  God bless Kay and may she RIP.  Ralph and Jena Deen.
Posted by Joseph Taylor on May 20, 2020
Aunt Kay was a wonderful woman --hard working ,quick with a smile, easy laughter, and a hug that made you know you were welcome. I learned a lot about life on the family farm and Aunt Kay was a big part of that. Church ,family, music ,great meals , but most of all-- love. 
Posted by Steve Carter on May 20, 2020
Kristy, Lory, & Lana,
My deepest condolences to you and your families, prayers of comfort for all in mourning the loss of your Mother.
Regards,
Steve Carter
Posted by Elaine Fussell on May 19, 2020
Aunt Kay was an amazing & gracious woman. I have such great memories of childhood trips to "THE farm"...playing with the cousins, the porch swings at Granny's house, and all the fabulous meals & family love shared around the table. I still don't know the "real" name for "Aunt Kay peas". The best ever!
Aunt Kay could always make every person she encountered feel special.
I know that Uncle Sonny is now reunited with her in heaven.
Posted by Louise Hindsman on May 18, 2020
May your heart, in the midst of the sorrow , feel comfort knowing that one day God will turn our mourning into everlasting joy.
Posted by Roberta Thomas on May 18, 2020
Sending sincerest condolences to you and your family! Praying that God will give you strength at this sad time. With love, Joseph and Roberta

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Posted by Ralph Deen on May 22, 2020
So very sorry this beautiful soul has left us.  Kay was the sister of my sister-in-love, Anne Deen....and was in Anne's heart, as was my brother, George, Anne's husband....forever.  May God bless Kay's entire family with love, peace and grace.  She was much-loved by the family and her many friends.  God bless Kay and may she RIP.  Ralph and Jena Deen.
Posted by Joseph Taylor on May 20, 2020
Aunt Kay was a wonderful woman --hard working ,quick with a smile, easy laughter, and a hug that made you know you were welcome. I learned a lot about life on the family farm and Aunt Kay was a big part of that. Church ,family, music ,great meals , but most of all-- love. 
Posted by Steve Carter on May 20, 2020
Kristy, Lory, & Lana,
My deepest condolences to you and your families, prayers of comfort for all in mourning the loss of your Mother.
Regards,
Steve Carter
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Shared by Pam Sermons on May 18, 2020
Ms Kay was my Sunday school teacher for many years as a child and preteen, she taught my two oldest children after school once a week for a while. She organized and oversaw our Christmas plays every year. She was the most patient, kind, humble woman Ive ever known. Her passion for Jesus was contagious and I contribute my early salvation at the age of 12 to her teaching and love of Jesus that was so evident.  I loved Ms Kay and Im so happy that she is at peace with Jesus. She will forever be a big part of my story...

Kay and Lyn in Israel

Shared by KL Thomas on May 18, 2020
In 1992 my Dad sent my Mama and me to Israel for two weeks.  Wow what a trip!!!  To walk where Jesus walked was a life changing experience.  Oh and did we laugh!!  We were like two silly school girls.  I'll never forget it.