Eva Nell Taylor born to Marion and Irma Talley Allen October 9,1934 in Bastrop, LA passed away peacefully on February 10,2022 in Hot Springs, AR.
Eva Nell was preceded in death by her beloved husband Charles O Taylor, a son Charles William Taylor, and a granddaughter Dawn Taylor. She left behind a son Perry E Taylor (Paula) of Hot Springs AR and a daughter Bobbie Ross of Bastrop, LA. Five grandchildren Stephanie Wallace (Joseph), Jason Taylor (Selena) both of Hot Springs AR, Christy Hansen (Paul) ofMonroe LA, Melissa Taylor and Charlie Taylor. She also had several great grandchildren.
Eva Nell was also preceded in death by her parents, her brothers- Bill Allen, Jimmy Allen, Johnny Allen; sisters- Mavis Allen, Ella Mae Randolph, Rita Jones, Bobbie Bunch, and Kay Allen. She is survived by 2 brothers and a sister- Lyn Allen(Jimmie Lou), Perry Allen (Chrissy), and Anna Lindsey(Kenneth) and many nieces and nephews.
Eva Nell married the love of her life, Charles O Taylor and lived in Crossett AR raising their 3 children where they made their home and life for many years. She was a homemaker in the early years but went to work for Georgia Pacific. She was on the negotiating committee of the union and was the treasurer. She was an advocate and instrumental in women's rights and fair equal wages at Georgia Pacific at a time when it was hard for women. She was eager to take on the challenge and her strength and courage are remembered by many. When we think of Eva Nell as a mother, grandmother, sister, or friend- we think of strength. She was a determined and strong-willed woman who loved her family. She stood by her convictions and her beliefs without wavering and never backed down from a fight, in fact, she quite enjoyed it. She tried to instill that power of will into her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She knew when to give advice and when to listen; and if she loved you, you never had to question if she was in your corner. If you knew her, you knew what a big heart she had and what a hard worker she was, even buying her mother her first washing machine and helping her family out at an early age. That was something she carried throughout life, being there for her family and always willing to do whatever was necessary.
In 2007, she moved to Hot Springs to be close to her son Perry and his family to live a life of leisure. She always said she worked so hard that she deserved to live out her days doing whatever she wanted and that she did. She loved to crochet, go to the casinos, read books, sit in her recliner watching her favorite tv shows, and cook for her family. She even took on the responsibility of being the neighborhood watch all on her own, you couldn’t get anything past her. She loved fish fries, homemade ice cream, and listening to country music, especially if her brothers were playing and singing. We will miss her every day, especially in the little things. Seeing her smile, hearing her stories (some of which we cannot repeat), and listening to her laugh. We will forever remember our Mamaw -her spirit, her strength, and her love.
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