R. Lavonne Wagnon Taylor, 73, of Orange passed away, surrounded by her family at her home on Feb. 6.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 10, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Pastor Don Sheffield of Cornerstone Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Fellowship Cemetery in Warren.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Taylor was born in Warren to C.B. and Wilma Elwood (Lee) Wagnon on July 25, 1941. She was a 1959 Warren High School graduate, attended Chenier Business School when she met the love of her life and was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church. Later she was a pre-school teacher at Bear Country Academy and was also a secretary at South Newton Water Supply for five years. Most of all she was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who loved spending time with her family.

She is preceded in death by her parents and is survived by her husband of 54 years, Clyde Taylor Jr. of Orange; sons and daughters-in-law, Ret. Lt. Col. Steve and Janet Taylor of Bristow, VA and Mark and Rachel Taylor of Orange and grandsons, Rob and Mike. She is also survived by her sisters and brother-in-law, Beverly Callaway of Silsbee and Sherry and Ronnie Grimes of Beaumont; sisters-in-law, Margaret Pope, Mary Ann Miller and Brenda Kay and Raymond Henry; brother-in-law, J.D. Taylor all of Woodville. Also is her very special aunt, Bobbie Marcontell; her grandpuppies, Chloe, Libby, Chubbs and Buddy. She was well loved by her friends, nieces and nephews.

Serving as pallbearers will be Chris Callaway, Kevin Wheeler, Douglas Bubela, Carl Pope, Jared Taylor and Dwight Taylor. Honorary pallbearers are J.D. Taylor and A.W. Cook.

Mrs. Taylor’s family appreciates the services of River City Hospice and especially the help of Becky, her nurse and Vanecia, her CNA.