Wanda Jo Clay Taylor 1934-2023


Services for Wanda Jo Clay Taylor, 89, of Alba were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 24, 2023 at First Baptist Church, Alba, with Dr. Kelly Burton officiating.

Interment will follow in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Alba.

Mrs. Taylor passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2023 at her residence in Alba. She was born March 11, 1934 in Winnsboro to Roger Cleveland and Dolly Jewell (Alvis) Clay. She married Charles Lee Taylor in Alba on July 30, 1952. Wanda lived most of her life in the Alba area and was a member of First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 44 years, Charles Lee Taylor; two brothers, Harold W. Clay and William L. Clay; sister, Margaret Walsh; and grandson, Jeremy Castillo.

Survivors include her two sons, Johnny Taylor (Darla) of Alba and Mark Taylor of Alba; two daughters, Kathy Massie (Terry) of Golden and Barbara Castillo (Israel) of McAllen; brother, R.C. Clay, Jr. of Whitehouse; sister, Pam Keith of Winnsboro; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Memorials can be made to First Baptist Church, Missions, 219 Holley St. #200, Alba, Texas, 75410.

The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.