LILLIAN WEBB BASHAM TAYLOR

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Lillian Webb Basham Taylor was born May 9, 1940 in Paducah, Ky., to Mary Frances Roberts Webb and Wilbur Hamilton Webb. She passed away July 4, 2017 in Baton Rouge. There will be a celebration of life service Saturday, July 8 at First United Methodist Church in Natchitoches at 2 p.m., officiated by the Rev. Doug deGraffenried. She was predeceased by her parents; husband, William Earl “ Bill” Basham; husband, Walter W. Taylor; two sisters, Robbie Nell Webb and Judith Ann Webb; one brother, Joe Ed Webb; mother-in-law, Brownelle Walton Basham; special friend, Horace C. Aycock; and a step-daughter, Leigh Taylor Walker. She grew up in Paducah and graduated from George Peabody for Teachers, now Peabody at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., in English and vocal music. She is survived by two sons, Craig Hamilton (Basham) Taylor of Geismar and his wife, Leslie, and Jonathan Earl (Basham) Taylor of Shreveport and his wife, Amy; one step-daughter, Lynne Taylor Smith of Coushatta. Her grandchildren include Trevor Reid Taylor of Shreveport, Mary Katherine Taylor of Geismar and Ava Elizabeth Taylor of Shreveport. Step-grand children include Jessica Smith Alexander and her husband, Trent; Jason Taylor Smith and his wife, Katy; Christopher Walker and his wife, Aimee; Brian Soileau and his wife, Megan; and Victoria Soileau. A special thanks to Dr. Robert Massingill of Shreveport.