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Jewel Dean TaylorPassing: November 4, 2022


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MITCHELL – Jewel D. Taylor, 85, passed away Friday, November 4, 2022, at her residence.

Born April 27, 1937, in Jonesville, Virginia, she was the daughter of Grady and Laura (Buttery) Ramsey.  She married Eli Taylor, Jr. on September 4, 1976, and he preceded her in death on August 6, 2006.

Jewel retired after 15 years as a correctional officer with the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department. She was a member of Beach Grove Baptist Church in Virginia and attended the Mitchell Wesleyan Church. Jewel was a member of the Mitchell Senior Citizens, where she had served as an officer.

Survivors include her daughters, Joyce Reynolds Rightsell of Mitchell and Debbie (Lyle) Pottoroff of Princeton; step daughters, Sharon Winston of Bloomington and Debbie (Joe) Wilson of Bedford; step son, Ben (Tina) Taylor of Bedford; grandchildren, Shannon (Amy) Doan of Paoli, Tina (Dan) Andis of Princeton, and Lisa (Mike) Glover of Bone Gap, Illinois; Several great grandchildren; two great great granddaughters; and brother-in-law, Don Eads of Bedford. 

Her parents; husband; sisters, Beulah Eads and Betty Rainey; and brother, Avil Ramsey, preceded her in death.

Cremation has been chosen with a graveside at Patton Hill at a later date.

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4 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Helen Sharpe | Mitchell Indiana
    Date: November 8, 2022
    Oh Debbie I’m so sorry ! Just know I’m thinking about you sending love and hugs to you and family
  2. Guest: Jonna Pemberton | Mitchell
    Date: November 6, 2022
    So sorry for your loss. Jewel was a very sweet lady. She was a dear friend of my mom, Mary Ely who passed away in 2010.
  3. Guest: Rose Cody | Orleans
    Date: November 5, 2022
    Sorry for your loss,we will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers Steve & Rose Cody
  4. Guest: Brenda Mckain | Brownstown, Ind
    Date: November 5, 2022
    All volunteers of Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services are so sorry for your loss.