Annie Jo Taylor

November 23, 1924August 5, 2018

Annie Jo (Ann) Hollon Taylor departed this life on August 5th, 2018. She led a beloved, upstanding, and long life under difficult circumstances. After the untimely death in 1973 of her husband of 25 years, Earl Lee Taylor, Jr. , she took on the challenge of raising and supporting her sons, including two still at home in Oak Cliff.

Born in 1924 in Klondike, Texas, she moved to Dallas during WWII, working at Dun & Bradstreet and marrying in 1947. She was active in school activities for the PTA and with groups for the spouses of teachers and principals, volunteered for the House of Christian Services in West Dallas, and served on the board of Hope Cottage. After her husband’s death, she worked at Hulcy Middle School, Mountain View College, Pickle Architects (14 years), TMBP Engineering, and JDP Library Services. Her interests included genealogy, music, poetry, reading, and traveling, and she was a long-time member of Edgefield Church of Christ.

Survived by sons Earl Lee (wife Roberta) and Timothy (Nancy), daughter-in-law Sally Merritt, sister Eugenia Ratcliff (Ken), brother Ron Hollon (Maribeth), sister-in-law Betty Hollon, grandkids Diana Taylor and Everett Earl Taylor, and numerous nieces and nephews, including special nephew Edwin Earl Hollon, Jr. She was recently predeceased by sons Ben and John, sister Mary Ogden (Jack), and good friend Tom Duvall, and earlier by her parents, Walter and Eva May Hollon, and bothers Edwin Earl, Sr., Grover, and WD.

Family service Wednesday at Laurel Land. Memorial donations can be made in her name to Faith Presbyterian Hospice, And in a memo she prepared for this obituary, she noted that on her 70th birthday, she rode an elephant.


  • Visitation Wednesday, August 8, 2018
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, August 8, 2018

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Sally Merritt

August 15, 2018

John, her 2nd eldest son would do anything for his mother's banana pudding. So the one time when she was very upset with him she invoked a boycott on preparing John's favorite dessert.

One year later during her 70th birthday party (the one where she rode Kamba the elephant) a petition to lift the banana pudding ban was signed by her closest family and friends in attendance.

After telling her side of the story, Nana Ann finally relented and John once again was able to have his fill of her banana pudding (no one else's would suffice).

Jacob Locke

August 8, 2018

I have fond memories of many meals shared before church on Wednesday evening.Several of us would gather at Lubys,Norma’s or the Cow upon Jefferson.She and Tom Duval great dinner companions.