Vernal Taylor

September 30, 1934 ~ November 15, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old

Vernal Taylor Obituary

Vernal Bair Taylor 89 of Bickmore, born September 30, 1934, went to be with the Lord on November 14, 2023, she was preceded in death by her husband Gearold Leon “Brud” Taylor, parents Morgan and Mary Ursula Fitzwater, siblings Ceril, Edsel, Creed, Carmel, Ermel, and step grandson Seth Kirk.

Surviving children Gearold (Debbie) Taylor, Timmy (Stephanie) Taylor, Toby Taylor, Bunny Taylor, Jo (Woody) Carver and her pride and joys, her grandchildren; Elizabeth (Rick) Clay, Juston (Shawna) Taylor, Ashley (Shane) Morton, Kacie (Micheal) Minger, Tiffany (Jesse) Norton, Andrew (Carol)Taylor, Sierra (Philip) Backus, Storm (Emily) Carver step grandchildren Sara Williams and Rachel Whelling; great grandchildren Haidyn Morton (Ryan Shamblin), Aiden Taylor, Ivy Taylor, Ava Taylor, Elijah Morton, Zane Minger, Garrett Taylor, Xander Bernardo, Zaiah Minger, Raylee Backus, Kallie Backus and great great grandson Cayson Shamblin; ex daughter in laws Teresa Carper and Patrica Blackwell.

Vernal was an active member of Fola Missionary Baptist Church, she was an amazing Christian example to her family and friends.  She had a desire to see everyone saved, she was a prayer warrior with strong faith.  Often telling her kids and grandkids there is power in prayer.  Family gatherings and singing were some of her many joys in life.   Vernal retired from Clay County Schools as Head Cook in 1998 and being named Cook of the Year was one of her many achievements.  Vernal was well known for her macaroni salad, syrup, and biscuits.  Her grandkids favorites!  You never left Vernal’s house hungry or without a snack to go. 

Visitation will be Saturday November 18, 2023, from 6-8 pm at Wilson Smith Funeral Home where we will celebrate her life.  Funeral Services will be at Fola Missionary Baptist on Sunday November 19, 2023, at 1 pm Burial will be on family farm Bickmore.

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November 18, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wilson Smith Funeral Home
154 Main Street
Clay, WV 25043

Funeral Service
November 19, 2023

1:00 PM
Fola Missionary Baptist

Fola, WV


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