Cathleen “Cathy” Rae Taylor
April 11, 1952 -
September 7, 2018

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It is with regret that we announce the passing of Mrs. Cathleen “Cathy” Rae Taylor, age 66, of Fayetteville, TN. Mrs. Taylor passed away on September 7, 2018 at her residence.

Survivors include her sons, Mike (Missy) Taylor of Philadelphia, PA, Justin Taylor of Madison, AL, Chris (Meredith) Taylor of Fayetteville, TN; grandchildren, Jack and Zach Taylor; and brothers, Don (Beverly) Irons of Jacksonville, FL and Chad (Annemarie) Irons of Charlotte, NC. She is preceded in death by her husband, Gregory Taylor, and parents, Lois Marie and Donald W. Irons.

A private memorial service will be planned by the family at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fayetteville-Lincoln County Library or LC Imagination Library, PO Box 914, Fayetteville, TN 37334 Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Taylor.

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11 Comments

  1. Debbie Leyhew

    Cathy had such a loving, giving heart, and shielded everyone from the battles she faced. Her joy came from her family, friends, her fur babies, and from helping others, My time at LES was made richer by her friendship and watching her lovingly care for all of us. She knew the students so well and was such a positive influence for all. While I am so saddened by her passing, I’m thankful her suffering is over! I know she’s made heaven a brighter, happier place with her laughter and her Jersey accent with just a hint of southern drawl! I can’t wait to have “coiffee” again with her one day, but until then I will thank God for this dear lady and remember her light and love!

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  2. Emily T.Law

    I keep thinking this week that I want to tell her, “I miss your smiling face!” This phrasea,ways was special to me. Your mother touched so many lives with her love. Compassion, loyalty and sense of humor. I hope your love for one another and your memories will make this sad time a little easier.

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  3. Jamie Hines

    Mike, Chris and Justin
    I am so incredibly sorry for the loss of your mom. Please know we are thinking of you and are just a phone callaway if you need anything.
    Love, Jamie and John Hines

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  4. Kim Beaver

    Mrs. Taylor was such a blessing to us at LES!! She brightened everyone’s day with her puppets, greeting us as we arrived to school. My students couldn’t wait for guidance. My own children loved her dearly!! My prayers are with her family!! Know how much she was loved at LES!!

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  5. Addie Hodges

    Cathy was one of the strongest and most positive people I have ever known, and had that great “Jersey” attitude! She loved you boys, and Shorty too – and was so happy to have grandchildren here and on the way!

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  6. Glenn and Gail Sandmeyer

    Justin and Chris, it gives us great sorrow to hear of your loss. We have great memories of your parents during those soccer years. I always cherished my friendship with you’re Mother. She was a wonderful Mother, friend and person. She will be missed greatly.

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  7. Ashley Crook

    Every morning I would walk in and she would have a big smile on her face greeting both LES teachers and students as they started their day. I had the privilege of teaching across the hallway from Cathy. I’m so sorry for your loss and her family will be in my prayers.

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  8. Judy Moyers Short

    I pray that Jesus embraces you during this difficult time and that he helps you to find comfort….What remains now is the love that you had for your Mother and friend. ..Love lives forever…it never dies…Cathy is a beautiful lady…who is loved by so many…

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  9. Billie Mae Morrison

    I am so sorry to hear about Cathy’s passing,she was such a dear sweet lady. Loved her dearly and will miss her sweet smile.I use to clean her house when she lived on the Lewisburg Hwy. Will keep all her family in our prayers. Love Billie

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  10. Christi Howell

    To the family,
    Mrs. Taylor was a true gem to our LES family. I am so terribly sorry for your loss. I will continue to keep your family in my prayers.

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  11. Joyce Kelso Johnson

    Chris and Meredith I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Cathy as such a sweet pretty lady. I am so glad she got to see your little boy. Love Miss Joyce

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11 Comments

  1. Debbie Leyhew

    Cathy had such a loving, giving heart, and shielded everyone from the battles she faced. Her joy came from her family, friends, her fur babies, and from helping others, My time at LES was made richer by her friendship and watching her lovingly care for all of us. She knew the students so well and was such a positive influence for all. While I am so saddened by her passing, I’m thankful her suffering is over! I know she’s made heaven a brighter, happier place with her laughter and her Jersey accent with just a hint of southern drawl! I can’t wait to have “coiffee” again with her one day, but until then I will thank God for this dear lady and remember her light and love!

    Reply
  2. Emily T.Law

    I keep thinking this week that I want to tell her, “I miss your smiling face!” This phrasea,ways was special to me. Your mother touched so many lives with her love. Compassion, loyalty and sense of humor. I hope your love for one another and your memories will make this sad time a little easier.

    Reply
  3. Jamie Hines

    Mike, Chris and Justin
    I am so incredibly sorry for the loss of your mom. Please know we are thinking of you and are just a phone callaway if you need anything.
    Love, Jamie and John Hines

    Reply
  4. Kim Beaver

    Mrs. Taylor was such a blessing to us at LES!! She brightened everyone’s day with her puppets, greeting us as we arrived to school. My students couldn’t wait for guidance. My own children loved her dearly!! My prayers are with her family!! Know how much she was loved at LES!!

    Reply
  5. Addie Hodges

    Cathy was one of the strongest and most positive people I have ever known, and had that great “Jersey” attitude! She loved you boys, and Shorty too – and was so happy to have grandchildren here and on the way!

    Reply
  6. Glenn and Gail Sandmeyer

    Justin and Chris, it gives us great sorrow to hear of your loss. We have great memories of your parents during those soccer years. I always cherished my friendship with you’re Mother. She was a wonderful Mother, friend and person. She will be missed greatly.

    Reply
  7. Ashley Crook

    Every morning I would walk in and she would have a big smile on her face greeting both LES teachers and students as they started their day. I had the privilege of teaching across the hallway from Cathy. I’m so sorry for your loss and her family will be in my prayers.

    Reply
  8. Judy Moyers Short

    I pray that Jesus embraces you during this difficult time and that he helps you to find comfort….What remains now is the love that you had for your Mother and friend. ..Love lives forever…it never dies…Cathy is a beautiful lady…who is loved by so many…

    Reply
  9. Billie Mae Morrison

    I am so sorry to hear about Cathy’s passing,she was such a dear sweet lady. Loved her dearly and will miss her sweet smile.I use to clean her house when she lived on the Lewisburg Hwy. Will keep all her family in our prayers. Love Billie

    Reply
  10. Christi Howell

    To the family,
    Mrs. Taylor was a true gem to our LES family. I am so terribly sorry for your loss. I will continue to keep your family in my prayers.

    Reply
  11. Joyce Kelso Johnson

    Chris and Meredith I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Cathy as such a sweet pretty lady. I am so glad she got to see your little boy. Love Miss Joyce

    Reply

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