Dale Maxine Smith Taylor, 81, of Blackshear, passed away Thursday, December 31, 2020, at her residence.

Born in Waycross March 14, 1939, she had lived in Waycross and Blackshear most of her life. She was retired from Belk department store where she had worked for many years.  She loved her grandchildren and so enjoyed spending time with them. Reading, crossword puzzles, and cooking were also things she enjoyed. She was a devout Christian who loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church where she was in the Young at Heart Sunday school class. She and her siblings would meet each week for lunch and she always looked forward to being with them.

She was a daughter of the late Franklin Laughton and Lucille Buckley Smith. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Wennie Eldon Taylor; by a son, David Taylor and a sister, Pat Carter.

Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Kenny and Karen Taylor, Taylor, SC; two sisters, Cornelia Bagley, Bickley and Elon Gillis Galloway, Waycross; a brother, Joel (Cathy) Smith, Waycross; five grandchildren, Summer Johnson, Leigha (Zach) Dasher, Keleah (Ronnie) McGlothlin, Kateah (Chad) Styles and C. J. Bland; seven great-grandchildren, Allie, Abigail, and Ava Johnson, Nolan Dasher, Donovan Johnson and Karlee and Dax McGlothin; her pet dog, Charlie and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 3, 2021, from the Waters Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church, PO Box 407, Blackshear, GA  31516.

Due to COVID-19, social distancing guidelines along with wearing facemasks is strongly encouraged.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.com.

Pearson-Dial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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