Priscilla Jean (Stroup) Taylor

July 24, 1940January 24, 2019

Priscilla Jean Taylor, 78, of Columbia. IL., born July 24, 1940 in Saint Louis, MO., passed away Thursday, January 24, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy Stroup and Earline Stroup (nee Dickerson) and son, Thomas Gene Taylor. Priscilla attended Cahokia High School. In 1976, she graduated from Winona State College in Minnesota with a degree in Sociology. She married Perry Thomas Taylor April 13, 1957. They later divorced. She was a member of two Red Hat Societies and had so much fun with her ladies. Having many travels and lived in several states including, Illinois, Missouri, New York, Minnesota and Michigan. She enjoyed entertaining and cooking for everyone and anyone who was hungry. She made the best chicken and dumplings and fried chicken you ever ate. Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Cathy Ann Taylor, Mark David Taylor, Linda Rae Taylor, Alec (Jennifer) Prescott Taylor; daughter-in-law, Lisa Taylor; sister, Penny Lopez; brother, Erskine (Diane) Lee Stroup; 16 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends whom she loved so much.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 9, 2019

Priscilla Jean (Stroup) Taylor

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Jill Upchurch Lively

January 31, 2019

Pris and Perry were my parents’ dearest friends. Many double date nights and joint vacations. She will be truly missed.

Danielle Smoot

January 30, 2019

Priscilla was one of the absolute sweetest people you ever wanted to meet!! I was truly blessed and grateful to have met her and her wonderful family. I will never forget her and her kind spirit.