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Alice Taylor

January 15, 2013

Mrs. Alice Gertrude Overstreet Taylor, 95, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013 at The Meadows retirement home in Fulton. 

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 at St. Andrews United Methodist Church in Oxford with Rev. Ed Woodall officiating. 
Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. 
Visitation will be held 9-11 a.m. at the church prior to the services. 
Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.

Born in Lafayette County on Dec. 9, 1917, Alice was the daughter of William Edgar and Corrine Palmer Overstreet. One of eleven children, she lived a full life in Mississippi, residing for many years in both the Delta and Oxford. Alice and her late husband, J.C. Taylor, were directors of Camp Lake Stephens in Oxford. Upon his death in 1974, she became the house mother of the Delta Delta Delta sorority at the University of Mississippi. For 21 years, she enjoyed helping shape the lives of hundreds of young ladies, and became lovingly known as "Mama T."
Alice’s love and affection for her family and friends was apparent through the deliciously cooked meals she served them. Her recipes and dishes are well-known and cherished.

She will be remembered for her warm heart, good sense of humor and infectious laugh. Alice had a gift for making others feel loved and appreciated.

She is survived by her daughters, Vera Sugg (Joe) of Amory, Linda Jo Templeton (Larry) of Starkville and Barbara Malone (Aubrey) of Laurel; her sisters, Betty Gresham and Laura Reid, both of Oxford; five grandchildren, Chris Sugg (Dixie), Brian Sugg (Amanda), Stephen Nichols (Suzanna), Nici Comer (Brian) and Julian Malone; seven great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J.C. Taylor; her parents; her sisters, Katherine Blair, Cora Beene, Martha Taylor, Margie Hillhouse McGregor, Lila Blount and Lily Faust; and her brothers, Edgar Harold Overstreet and Joe William Overstreet. 

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Andrews United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 6, Oxford, MS 38655, where Alice was a long-time member, or a charity of the donor’s choice. 

The family would like to thank the loving caregivers of The Meadows’ retirement home. They would also like to thank Faye Riley of Fulton who was Alice’s roommate at The Meadows. Faye provided Alice with a loving friendship in the last years of her life.

For additional information or to sign an online guestbook, visit our website or call 662-234-7971.

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