Jimmie E. Matthews Taylor, age 85, was called home by The Lord on May 14, 2013. She was born in Powderly, TX, on October 13, 1927, to Jewel and J.L. Matthews. Her family moved to Miller, when Jimmie was six years old. She attended school at Moyers and graduated as Valedictorian in 1946. The summer after graduating high school, Jimmie attended summer classes at SOSU in Durant, and went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree. Jimmie married the love of her life, Clyde E. Taylor on November 21, 1947. They had one son, Clyde Taylor, Jr. and he was the apple of his mother’s eye. Jimmie taught school for 33 years in Atoka, Pittsburg and Pushmataha counties. At the time of her retirement, she had been teaching for 22 years at Antlers Public Schools. In 1975, Jimmie was voted Pushmataha County Teacher of the Year. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Antlers and helped in Bible classes for many years. After retiring, Jimmie spent a great deal of her time volunteering at the Choctaw Nursing Home. She was a Hospital Auxiliary volunteer member, a member of the Oklahoma Retired Educator’s Association, and Delta Kappa Gamma, International. Jimmie enjoyed her family, going to church and cooking, especially her well-known Italian Cream Cake. Jimmie is preceded in death by her husband: Clyde Eugene Taylor; son: Clyde Eugene Taylor, Jr.; parents: Jim & Jewell Matthews; brothers: Jack Matthews & Dean Matthews; sister: Dora Jane Coggins. She is survived by one grandchild: Branigan Taylor; great-grandchild: Erica Marie Diggs; her sister: Ann Perrin & husband Billy of Hugo; brother: Steve Matthews & wife JoAnn of Antlers; numerous nieces and nephews; as well as many other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Antlers Church of Christ and/or some other organization of your choice. Private Family Services will be held at a later date.
Funeral Services were conducted by:
Mills & Coffey Funeral Home in Antlers