OBITUARY

Lila Dean Taquino

February 18, 1932February 27, 2018

Lila Dean Taquino, age 86, of Marietta, Georgia passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. She was a long time resident of Marietta and a member of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church. Mrs. Taquino was also a former resident of Mobile, Alabama where she attended Cottage Hill Baptist Church and, previous to that, a long-time resident of Gulfport, Mississippi where she was a member of First Baptist Church. Mrs. Taquino was born in Escambia County, Alabama. She is preceded in death by her parents, William Forrest Dean, Sr. and Lillian Tevis Dean of Gulfport, MS along with all of her five brothers. She was also preceded by her first husband, Paul Edward Randall of Gulfport, Mississippi and her second husband, Douglas Hays Taquino of Marietta, Georgia. Mrs. Taquino is survived by her daughter, Paula Randall (David) Quina, of Canton, Georgia; her her grandson, Randall Forrest Quina of Canton, Georgia; her Godson/primary caregiver, Mitchell Cooper, of Marietta, Georgia; and two step grandchildren, Catherine and Clifton Quina of Phoenix, Arizona. A small, family memorial service will be held at H.M. Patterson & Son – Canton Hill Chapel this coming week. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a contribution in Lila’s name to either Johnson Ferry Baptist Church of Marietta, Georgia or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

“You Empowered My Life” Oh Lord, my God, I could not have lived my life on my own strength. When I asked you to fill me with your presence, you brought me peace and contentment. You empowered my life with the energy to thrive and not merely survive. Holy Spirit, you enabled me to make better life choices; to better serve you; and, also, to share your love with others. You gave me the heart and mind to be a more caring mother, a more loving wife, a wiser worker, and a better friend. Yes, I have had my troubled times, as we all have, but you carried me through them all. And, now that I am about to come before you, I thank you for having made me feel so blessed. Lord, I pray that you will accept me into your fold and grace me with your everlasting presence. Lord, in my absence, I ask that you will comfort my loved ones and continue to guide them with your own hand in all they do. Finally, as for this increasingly difficult world that I leave behind, I beseech thee to help all of mankind to better know and serve you, and grant them everlasting peace. Prayer written by Paula Randall Quina on behalf of her Mother, Lila Dean Taquino

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March 5, 2018

To Family & Friends,

I send my deepest condolences during your time of great sorrow. I pray you find a sense of peace by the loving memories that you all shared. Draw close to God and he will draw to you.
~RD~
Birmingham, AL