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Shirley Perkey Taylor

Shirley Perkey Taylor




Shirley Perkey Taylor, age 85, passed away on Thursday, July 1, 2021, at Martha Frank  Retirement Community.


Born in Knoxville, TN, she was the daughter of the late George R. and Virgie Perkey. She retired from The Palmetto Bank, was former member of Lucas Avenue Baptist Church and a later member of Surfside Baptist Church. Shirley loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren.


She is survived by: daughters, Lisa Smith of Liberty and Sharon Sluder (David) of Laurens; grandchildren, Tara Brown (Rob), Casey Dargis (Aaron), Sean McQueen and Seth McQueen; great-grandchildren, Gibson, Kathryn, Grace and Sawyer; cousin, Steve Knight (Kristi); and beloved friend, Nancy Coggins.


In addition to her parents, Shirley was predeceased by two husbands, Maurice Taylor and John Hogan and a brother, Robert “Bobby” Perkey.


Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, July 5, 2021, at Martha Franks Rasor Chapel conducted by Rev. Leon Bible and Dr. H. Lawton Neely. A private burial will be held at Forest Lawn Cemetery.


The family will receive friends at the Martha Franks Rasor Chapel immediately following the funeral service.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Martha Franks Retirement Community, 1 Martha Franks Drive, Laurens, SC 29360.


Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.thekennedymortuary.com.



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My mom was a strong woman who put her family first. We have so many wonderful memories of her and our times together. Momma and Daddy always took us to church which gave us a strong foundation. We have our own relationship with God now because of their influence. Thank you momma for your unconditional love and forgiveness. Thank you for being so generous. We will miss you so much, I will see you again. Until then, I hold you in my heart. I love you always and forever. You will never be forgotten. You are forever my mom. With Love,Sharon

Sharon Sluder Jul 5 2021 12:00 AM

Thank you all for your kind words of expression about my mom. I
see them.

Sharon Sluder Jul 5 2021 12:00 AM

Im gonna miss Ms. Shirley so much. She was always a joy to talk to and I did take her advice to heart. She helped me through some trying times and it really bonded us over the past few years. Im gonna think of her every time I get flowers because she loved for me to update her on my love life. Im gonna miss her hugs, her advice, and her wonderful personality. We always had great laughs together.

Tina Paysinger Jul 5 2021 12:00 AM

Dear sweet family, I just saw this. I am so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Taylor was the sweetest. I have fond memories of her when I would be over at Mr. Ken and Mrs Saras growing up. Love you all!!
Jeri Lynn

Jeri Lynn Nobles Jul 5 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Shirley Taylor

Sandra Laws Jul 4 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Shirley Taylor

Vernell Jones Jul 4 2021 12:00 AM

To the family of Shirley Taylor: So sorry to hear about the passing of Shirley, She was loved by many at Martha Franks Retirement Center. She always had a smile and made us laugh . She will be greatly missed. The family will be in my thoughts and prayers during this sad time. I am sure that Ms.. Shirley is with her Lord and her Savior today in heaven .

Karen M Nix Jul 3 2021 12:00 AM

Please accept my condolences on the passing of Ms. Shirley. I appreciated her joy and compassion toward my father, Roy Cain, while he was at Martha Franks. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Sue Cain Nelson

Sue Cain Nelson Jul 3 2021 12:00 AM

I'm so sorry to hear about Shirley. She will definitely be missed . I'm so glad I was able to see her before she passed. She told me she loved me & held my hand while I was n the room with her. Shirley always knew how to cheer me up & make me look @ life differently. Sharon & Lisa & family y'all will be in my prayers.

Cndi Norton Jul 3 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Shirley Taylor

Betty Knight Jul 3 2021 12:00 AM