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Joyce Taylor Barrett

Mrs. Joyce Taylor Barrett age 76 of Lebanon passed away August 19, 2021.  A native of Wilson County, she was the daughter of the late Melvin Pete Taylor and Louise Johnson Taylor.  She retired from Wilson County School System where she worked as a school bus aide.  She attended Immanuel Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by husband, Howard Barrett; two children:  Rebecca Gilley Raines, Melvin Keith Gilley; two brothers:  Harold and Earl Taylor; grandson, Michael Joe Gilley.

She is survived by two children:  Melissa (Eddie) Ratliff, Kenneth (Vinnie) Gilley; sister, Shirley Nixon; brother, Ronnie “Shorty” (Kathy) Taylor; sister-in-law, Margie Taylor; companion, Bill Anderson; thirteen grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, August 22, 2021, at 2 p.m. with Bro. Roger Grisham officiating.  Interment – Barton’s Creek Cemetery.  Active Pallbearers:  Charles Gilley, Jeremy Watkins, Wayne, Marty and Jerry Taylor and Charles Brown.  Honorary Pallbearers:  Randy Harrison and Eddie Ratliff.  Visitation Saturday 4-8 p.m. and Sunday 12 noon- 2 p.m.

LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME, in charge of arrangements.

Messages for the Family

  1. idamaebyrd@gmail.com says:
    Becky Sorry to hear about your mom. This is Ida.
    We knew each other back 40 years ago.
    Just wanted to give you my Condolences.