Janet H. Taylor

Published 9:36 am Wednesday, November 2, 2022

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Janet Howell Taylor, 76, was called home to glory on Oct. 29, 2022.

Janet was preceded in passing by her husband of 54 years, Glenn Taylor; her parents, James Howell and Josephine Burkhalter Howell, lovingly known as Papa Jim and Mama Jo; and a newborn baby brother who has been waiting to yank the ponytail of his big sister in Heaven.

Survivors include Janet’s three children, Allan Taylor (Daphnelys) of Gainesville, Fla., Suzanne Helton (Chad) of Atmore and Mandy Senn-Simmons (Kris) of Chattanooga, Tenn.; eight grandchildren, Taylor Helton Lee (Austin), Brett Helton (Hannah), Chaston, Parker, Grayson, Jace, Primrose and Amos Burke; great-grandchildren Ella Kate, Maggie, Rhett, Chapman and Lock; her aunt, Martha Marler of Northport; loving sisters in law, Evonne Beason (Wendell) of Satsuma and Kathy Raines of Saraland; six loving cousins; and a host of tremendous teaching colleagues and former students across the public school system.

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Pallbearers will be Allan Taylor, Chad Helton, Brett Helton, Chaston Helton, Kris Simmons and Parker Senn. Honorary pallbearers are Grayson Simmons and Jace Simmons.

Where will her earthly resting place will be at? Between the ‘A’ and the ’T’ at Oak Hill Cemetery. Miss Janet, it’s our turn to cry as you leave — tears being temporary markers until we dance and sing with you again.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.