Barbara Benfield Taylor
Oct. 6, 1946 to Feb. 15, 2021
Barbara Benfield Taylor, 74, of Morganton, NC passed away on Monday, February 15th, 2021. Barbara was born October 6, 1946 in Burke County to the late James Benfield and Mary Suttles Benfield.
Barbara was a beautiful lady who was loved by so many and openly shared her love. She raised two children as a single parent through lots of adversity. Struggling to brush the knots out of Hope's hair and stopping Jason from throwing the ball against the wall one more time almost put her to an early demise.
Her years at Drexel Heritage made not only a paycheck, but good friends. The Drexel table gathered her family every Sunday for her amazing chicken livers. If you picked up a piece of meat that was not to her standard, even during consumption process, no worries, it would quickly be swatted out of your hand and replaced with the premium grade. She loved like that.
Her grandchildren were her heart. She was quick to point out the flawless nature of their actions and let them know MawMaw said it was ok. Especially when it was backed up with the unending supply of snacks she had for them.
Family and friends always enjoyed being called down during the course of conversation when she thought you were getting a little unruly with a, “Now (insert name here)!”
Barbara loved her Jesus and listening to Christian music. Giving the kids candy at church, some would question if that was from the Lord.
The Carolina Diner should have a golden booth for Barbara for the many years of her Supervisory position. Albeit, honorary, she sure knew how to direct her amazing staff and friends there in the ways of food, service, or the latest gossip.
We miss you terribly Mom, MawMaw, Sister, Aunt, Friend. We thank you for being a light in our lives and touching so many people. You set an example of kindness, humility, and perseverance that we will always remember........And yes, we will remember to laugh.
Those left to cherish her memory are her son, Jason Taylor (Melissa); daughter, Hope Voiers; grandchildren, Sydney, Madison, Carolina Voiers and Keagan Taylor; brother, Jim Benfield (Doris) and multiple nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by her sister, Myra Cook.
A celebration of Barbara's life will be held Saturday, February 27th at Glen Alpine First Baptist Church. Receiving of friends will begin at 4:00pm and memorial service at 5:00pm. We kindly ask that those in attendance please wear a mask.
Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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