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Valorie Jean Taylor

June 30, 1932 — August 19, 2023


Valorie Jean Taylor

Valorie Jean Taylor, 91, of Bellefontaine, passed away on Saturday, August 19, 2023, at Logan Acres Care Center. She was born in Columbus, Ohio on June 30, 1932, to the late George Gustavas and Helen Louise (Mabra) Deslandes.

On March 9, 1963, she married Paul Douglas Taylor Sr., and he preceded her in death on August 9, 2016.

She is also preceded in death by her first husband, Jesse Williams; daughter, Beverly Louise Dixon, son, Jesse Deslandes Williams; brother, Michael Deslandes; sisters: Beverly Clark, Vera Seward and her infant sister, Ann Marie.

She is survived by daughters: Danielle Marie (Fernando) Smith of Piqua, Ohio, Vera Jeanine Taylor of Long Beach, California, Paula Jean (Mike) Cause of Cincinnati, Ohio, Helena Ann (Jim) Berton of Bellefontaine, Ohio; sons: Dallas Dwight Williams of Urbana, Ohio, Anthony Edward Taylor of Long Beach, California, Paul Douglas (Teresa) Taylor Jr. of Bellefontaine, Ohio, Aaron Stephen Taylor I of Bellefontaine, Ohio; 16 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren with one on the way; sisters: Ruth Ann Strickland of Bellefontaine, Ohio, Dora (David) Bowling of Columbus, Ohio, Ardella Deslandes of Columbus, Ohio; brothers: Richard (Charlotte) Deslandes of Bellefontaine, Ohio, Howard Deslandes of Columbus, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews.

Valorie was most proud of sharing the good news of God's Kingdom and spreading the gospel to others. She would never hold a grudge against anyone and she taught her children to do the same. Her children and grandchildren were her pride and joy and she had a nickname for every single one of them. In her spare time she loved to watch sports, especially the Minnesota Vikings, Cincinnati Reds, and the Michigan State Spartans and she also liked old black and white movies and old westerns. She never met a stranger. Every day she made routine phone calls to family and friends to build them up and give her Christian love. She also enjoyed listening to country music and completing word searches.

There will be a memorial for Valorie delivered by Toby Crowder at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 1801 Wright St., Bellefontaine, on September 2, 2023 at 2:00 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 1801 Wright Street, Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311 or




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