Movline Taylor

December 14, 1929June 5, 2018
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Mary Movline Taylor, 88, passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born December 14, 1929, in Prentiss County to Bruce and Ada Gilley Wilson. She was a member of Martin Hill Free Will Baptist Church. A Celebration of Life will be at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, June 7, 2018, at Martin Hill Free Will Baptist Church with Bro. David Harper and Bro. Terry Booker officiating. Burial will be in Martin Hill Cemetery. She is survived by two daughters, Charlotte Riddle (J.V.) of Booneville and Sandra Olsen (James) of Brandon, FL; seven grandchildren, Caitlin Bogart (Keith), Taylor Faulk (Victoria), Jessica Gamble (Jamie), Ben Dodds (Amanda), Jason Riddle, Travis Olsen and Lindsey Olsen; seven great grandchildren, Lexie, Abbie, Zane, Zayta, Zeke, Bryson and Brenytn. She was preceded in death by her husband, of 52 years, Curtis Taylor; parents; two sisters, Kathlene Sheppard and Irene Denson and two brothers, James Arthur and Earl Wilson. Pallbearers will be Jamie Gamble, Jason Riddle, Taylor Faulk, Joe Sheppard, Billy Brent Wilson and Keith Bogart. Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at McMillan Funeral Home and she will lie in state one hour prior to the service at the church. Condolences may be left at


  • Charlotte (J.V.) Riddle, Daughter
  • Sandra (James) Olsen, Daughter
  • Caitlin (Keith) Bogart, Grandchild
  • Taylor (Victoria) Faulk, Grandchild
  • Jessica (Jamie) Gamble, Grandchild
  • Ben (Amanda) Dodds, Grandchild
  • Jason Riddle, Grandchild
  • Travis Olsen, Grandchild
  • Lindsey Olsen, Grandchild
  • Crutis Taylor, Husband
  • Bruce Wilson, Father
  • Ada Gilley Wilson, Mother
  • Kathlene Sheppard, Sister
  • Irene Denson, Sister
  • James Arthur, Brother
  • Earl Wilson, Brother
  • Mrs. Taylor also left behind seven great grandchildren, Lexie, Abbie, Zane, Zayta, Zeke, Bryson and Brenytn.

  • Jamie Gamble
  • Jason Riddle
  • Taylor Faulk
  • Joe Sheppard
  • Billy Brent Wilson
  • Keith Bogart


  • Visitation Wednesday, June 6, 2018
  • A Celebration of Life Thursday, June 7, 2018

Movline Taylor

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Suzanne Olsen

June 7, 2018

We are thinking of you in the loss of someone very special to you and so many. May the beautiful memories of your mother comfort you at this time.
Love to you all,
Mike and Suzanne Olsen



Many things can be said about Movline Taylor. Known to friends and acquaintances as a friendly, energetic, empathic and decisive woman, her compassionate nature would always shine through, revealing her charm, warmth and conscientious demeanor. She was warmhearted, gentle and organized in all the things she sought to accomplish. Movline was a mentor, a natural “teacher” capable of seeing things clearly, leading others and bringing out the best in all of those around her. She generally had a focus on harmony and peace.

      Movline was born on December 14, 1929 at home in the Burton Community, in Prentiss County, MS. Her parents were Bruce and Ada (Gilley) Wilson. Movline was raised in Booneville, MS. When she was young, Movline's friends and family found that “straightforward” and “honest” were perfect words to describe her. Even as a child, Movline demonstrated strong qualities of self-confidence, perceptive ability and a disposition that was enjoyable to those around her.

      Movline grew up with four siblings. She had 2 brothers, Earl Wilson and James Arthur Wilson, and 2 sisters Kathleen Sheppard and Irene Denson. Movline was constantly involved in all sorts of activities with her family. She was even-tempered, taking care not to get involved in too many family conflicts. This quality served her well, in perpetually bringing harmony, understanding and a sense of peace to the family. Movline carried these traits into her adult life and served as one of many reasons why family and friends found her pleasurable and delightful to be around. Movline was a person who genuinely understood and cared for others, making powerful connections with those she knew.

      As a young girl, Movline was imaginative, ingenious, clever and a “novel” thinker. Regardless of whether her peers were older or younger, or came from different backgrounds, Movline could easily relate to other kids. She was an active child who took part in no team sports but she was the BEST at jacks! However, to Movline, the most fun to be had was simply playing and spending time with her many friends.

      Always considered a “good” friend, Movline sought to understand the things that others enjoyed. For this reason Movline always seemed to possess a never-ending collection of acquaintances. Movline’s friends found her easy to know and get along with because of her talent for being socially at ease, adept at conversation, and always amiable in her dealings with others. Movline would always seek to learn what her friends enjoyed, and she would go out of her way to make sure that their needs were met. Movline was always seen as the type of person who was the more gracious giver. In fact, she sometimes felt ill at ease when she was the one on the receiving end. Throughout her life she had many friends. While growing up, some of her best friends were Anna Loveless, Virgina Tittle, Martha Bostick and Hilda Lacey. Later in life, she became friends with Anne Bullard, Shirley Hughley, Ima Jean Keenum, Mary Davis, Francis Whitehead, Martha Bostick, Kathleen Corbin and Faye Lester.

      On March 6, 1948 Movline married Curtis Taylor at the at Bro. Freeman Strickland's home in Booneville, MS. Compassionate and devoted, Movline worked hard to make her new family happy. She was always generous with her time and this meant that Curtis came first in Movline’s book. She was always caring and made certain that she considered Curtis’s feelings. By trusting her emotions, Movline did her best to make sure that both the marriage and home life ran smoothly. This is just one more example of how Movline was truly a person of empathy.

      Movline’s quality of being a caring and tolerant person who was very accepting of others translated to being a good mother to her children. Movline shared these values with her 2 daughters, Charlotte and Sandra. Movline was also blessed with 4 grandchildren ,3 step-grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Grandchildren; Jessica, Ben, Caitlin, Taylor, Jason, Travis, Lindsey and Great Grand-children; Lexie, Abbie, Zane, Zeda, Zeke. Movline related well to children of all ages and was able to connect to them on their level. The children always loved her and she was completely and totally devoted to them.

      Movline experienced success in her work life over and over again. Her primary occupation was her primary occupation was factory worker. She was employed for 15yrs at Kellwood in Booneville, MS and for 30 yrs at Blue Bell in Booneville & Tishomingo, MS. Movline always made the effort to understand what was needed at work, and was well known by her colleagues as a team player. Movline took pride in managing her professional responsibilities and seemed to always know what was necessary to successfully complete a project. Movline was one to take the initiative and her skills at working cooperatively were highly valued. Movline continually sought to learn what her co-workers did well and how they were most effective, a talent that enabled her to help them develop their own potential.

      Because she was organized and methodical, Movline took great pleasure in her various hobbies. Her favorite pursuits were reading, gardening, cats & dogs. Movline enjoyed sharing her passions with others and could singularly focus on one hobby at a time.

      Movline was well known to others for her ability to naturally and conscientiously move into action to help others, a quality that placed her as an active contributor to many community activities. Charismatic by nature, she was always viewed by others as someone who built bridges, connected to people, and upheld her personal values. Serving on committees for the Martin HIll Free Will Baptist Church.

      Movline’s faith was important to her. She was a member Martin Hill Free Will Baptist Church. She was compassionate and warm hearted, someone who truly cared for others and that was clearly demonstrated in her work with the congregation.

      Movline enjoyed traveling, and because she was so well organized, she would take on the responsibility of planning and scheduling all of the family vacations. Her gift for keeping things lively meant that vacations with Movline were always enjoyable. Favorite vacations included Smokey Mountains, and going to Florida to visit her daughter, Sandra.

      Movline was a lover of animals and cherished her pets. One of Movline's favorite was Scooter, long haired Chihuahua and her black lab, Lucy. They were best friends for 10 years. Her family was rounded out by mama kitty and walden , her cats.

      When Movline’s retirement finally came in 1995, she was well prepared. Being the focused and organized person that she was, Movline had taken care to plan for this part of her life. When that time eventually arrived, Movline knew exactly what she wanted to do. In retirement, she found new pleasure in gardening, reading, cats & dogs. Even in retirement, Movline continued to stay in touch with her old friends and made plenty of new acquaintances. She was active in the community and felt fulfilled.

      Movline passed away on June 5, 2018 at North MS Medical Center, Tupelo, MS. She is survived by daughters Charlotte and Sandra, 7 Grandchildren, and 5 Great Grandchildren. Services were held at Martin Hill Free Will Baptist Church. Movline was laid to rest in Martin Hill FWB Cemetery, Booneville, MS.

      Throughout her life, Movline was a gregarious and enthusiastic woman. She was generous in sharing her personal attributes, giving and helping those she knew and loved. She would often fill the role of coach, bringing out the best in everyone. She was imaginative, original, tender hearted and easy to get along with. Movline leaves behind her a legacy of life-long friendships and cherished memories. Everyone whose lives she touched will dearly remember Movline Taylor.