Oberta Taylor

Oberta Elizabeth Thrift Taylor, 97, of Lexington, widow of Joseph Walter Taylor, Jr., died Sunday, May 19, 2019 at Lexington Extended Care.

Born on June 30, 1921 in Newberry, she was a daughter of the late Charles Benjamin and Annie Mae Jones Thrift. Mrs. Taylor retired as a cafeteria worker for the Lexington School District. She was a member of the DAR, the United Daughters of Confederacy and was a chaperone for the Bookland Cayce High School Band for many years.

She is survived by daughters, Terry (Fritz) Gladfelter of Lexington, Val (Marion) Brazell of Myrtle Beach and Risse (Keith) Snelgrove of Greenville; a sister, Carolyn Thrift Sanders of Newberry; ten grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Smith.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, May 25, 2019 at Rosemont Cemetery by the Rev. Jimmy Counts. Visitation will be from 10:00 – 10:45 am Saturday at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Tamassee DAR School, PO Box 8, Tamassee, SC 29686.

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#16 Andy & Missy Taylor 2019-05-25 21:49
Dear Risse, Terry & Val, We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Aunt Bert . We know she will be truly missed . Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire family. Andy & Missy Taylor
#15 Faye Parks 2019-05-24 18:46
I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was a lovely lady. I will miss seeing her smiling face. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
#14 Helen Smith 2019-05-24 12:32
What a great lady she was! I enjoyed celebrating her birthday each year. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
#13 Linda Hawkins 2019-05-24 11:06
Terry, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. I know she will be missed. Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. Linda
#12 Becky B Massingale 2019-05-22 15:29

I'm very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers going out to you and your family.
#11 Robin Shotts Bishop 2019-05-22 10:17
The Granby NS Daughters of the American Revolution will greatly miss seeing Ms. Oberta. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time!
Robin Shotts Bishop
#10 Betty Carson 2019-05-22 10:07
Terry, your mother was a delightful person. I shall miss talking to her at DAR.
#9 Patricia Fulmer 2019-05-21 15:21
Terry and family, We the Lexington 1920 chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, send our prayers to you. Your Mom was a delightful woman and she will be missed.
#8 Barbara Stuckey 2019-05-21 10:19
Dear Risse,
Richard and I are so sorry for the loss of your mother. May God's loving arms surround you and your family and give you comfort and peace.
#7 Debra King 2019-05-21 08:41
Dear Risse and Keith,
Deepest sympathies on the loss of your Mother. I so enjoyed all of your pictures and posts about your precious Mother over the years. May our God continue to love and keep you during this time and always! Love, Deb King
#6 Sibylle Waugh 2019-05-20 22:37
Rise and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of sorrow. I know you Momma is in heaven reunited with those that went before her.
#5 Mary Douglas 2019-05-20 21:40
I love you Risse and you will be in my thoughts and prayers during the difficult time, Love you Mary
#4 Nancy Brazell 2019-05-20 15:41
Herb and I are so sorry for the loss you your mother. We have some sweet memories of "Grandmama Taylor" looking after Jennifer in the cafeteria at BC #1. Since she was Paige and Scott's grandmother, Jennifer felt like she was her grandmother too. She still refers to her as Grandmama Taylor. She was a good and special lady. May God bless and comfort you all during this time of loss. Nancy, Herb and Jennifer Brazell
#3 Karen Taylor 2019-05-20 12:05
My thoughts and prayers are with you all!
#2 Sharon Marlow 2019-05-20 12:04
Risse and family, So sorry for the loss of your dear mother. Prayers.
#1 Liz Burgess 2019-05-20 11:47
Dear Risse and family,
Thank you for sharing your Mom’s story through this sweet obituary. My caring prayers be with you during this time of separation. My Mom was also a member of DAR- perhaps they are having a meeting in heaven? Hey that could happen, right?
Love to you and yours, Liz Burgess, Women of the ELCA

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