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Shirley Ann Taylor

April 4, 1952 — August 6, 2023

Formerly of Boaz


Shirley Ann Taylor

April 4, 1952–August 6, 2023


On August 6, 2023, Shirley Ann Taylor passed from this life and it’s earthly dwelling, to her eternal home in heaven provided by the sacrificial death of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She passed surrounded by her family, and with a testimony of absolute confidence and trust in Jesus as her Savior and Lord. Her adoring husband, Steve was at her side.


She was preceded in death by her mother, Betty Lou Taylor of Boaz, and is survived by her father, Clarence I. Taylor of Boaz. She is also survived by Steven R. Taylor, her husband of 53 years, her daughter, Purity Noh, and her husband Talon of Atlanta, Georgia, her son, Rye Taylor of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and her daughter, McKelvey Steger and her husband Trent of Cape Girardeau. Two granddaughters, Raejan and Jadyn Noh of Atlanta, and two grandsons, Blaze and Teak Taylor of Cape Girardeau, all survive her.


In addition, she is survived by her sister, Susan (Wayne) Decker of Guntersville, Alabama, and her brother, Jimmy Taylor (Sandy) of Decatur, Alabama, and a host of nieces and nephews.


She will be remembered as a woman who loved, shared, and solidified the life of her family, and as a global difference maker, having served as an intrepid international missionary in the Zambezi River Valley of Southern Africa, and as a deeply loved and faithful pastor’s wife and witness for Christ. In recent years, she was a professional photographer who excelled in bringing out the best in others.


A celebration of life service will be held at 2:00 o’clock PM on Friday afternoon, August 18, 2023, at the Mount Vernon Baptist Church, Albertville, Alabama, with a burial following immediately at the Mount Vernon Cemetery.  A time for family visitation is scheduled at the McRae Funeral Home in Boaz, Alabama, on Thursday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.


The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Rock Cry Expeditions (our on-going mission to the BaTonga People of the Zambezi River Valley) through First Southern Baptist Church, 1710 Maple Street, Pratt, Kansas 67124. Gifts may also be designated online, by going to the church website at, or by going directly to




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Thursday, August 17, 2023

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Friday, August 18, 2023

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