Esther Helton Taylor

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Esther Helton Taylor, 82, of 176 Cisco Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 2, 2001, at Mountain Area Hospice Solace Center.

She was born September 14, 1918, in Caldwell County and was a daughter of the late Henry and Linda Helton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Taylor, and by nine brothers.

She is survived by three sons, Roy L. Taylor of Marion, Ray A. Taylor and David E. Taylor both of Asheville; one daughter, Shirley Goodman of Asheville; one sister, Ruth Beatty of Willoughby, OH; fourteen grandchildren; thirty-three great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm Monday in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue with the Reverend James Lamb officiating. Burial will follow at Gashes Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour before the service at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Mountain Area Hospice, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.

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  1. We miss you so much Mamaw, and We can’t wait to see you again someday. We know that you are with Jesus, and singing with the Angels. You have been an inspiration in my life and I am thankful that you were my Mamaw. I love you with all my heart and we will see you when we get to Heaven. We love you,
    Sheila & Marty & Ashley & Brittany & Courntey

  2. I miss you so bad. But i sure would not bring you back to this earth away from jesus if i could.I know i’ll see you one day just like i remember alway’s there for me.I love you so much.losing you about killed me. but i know jesus wanted you to come home to rest now. You took care of everybody your whole life.And jesus knew you were tired and he needed you with are a precious jewel. I love you so much..for alway’s

  3. To Shirley, Roy, Ray, and David

    I’m so sorry about the loss of your mother. I know how it hurts to lose a parent, and now that both have gone on to be with the Lord, Arnold and I just pray that God will give all of you a special peace and comfort in the days ahead. I remember your mother’s sense of humor, her fun-loving spirit, and that pretty smile. We knew she had been sick and now she is well and united with other loved ones. God bless all your family in a very special way.

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