Lizzie Traylor

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Mrs. Lizzie Walker-Traylor was born on a Tuesday, June 11, 1912 in Cason, Texas.  Her parents were Pastor Albert Fleming and Mariah Doddy-Fleming.  She was the seventh child of eight children born to this union.

Lizzie was a hard working, Christian woman that was not ashamed to confess her faith in Christ; and in so doing, she was instrumental in bringing souls to Christ or encouraging souls to return to Christ.  She taught children's Sunday School classes for several years.  Additionally, for many years, she was the president of the Christian Women's Fellowship (CWF).  This organization was instrumental in sending many young people to the Youth Conferences.

She was an avid farmer and loved, as she called it, "working in the dirt."  She always had a beautiful garden and willingly shared her crops with all other people and their families.  She never charged for any of her vegetables; however, her fondest passion was quilting.  She had many beautiful quilts.  She often gave her quilts as Christmas gifts to her children and other family members.  Each of her children and grandchildren have beautiful quilts from her.  As a gesture of kindness, she also gave quilts away to families in need.

Lizzie was the lone survivor of Albert and Mariah's children.  Her siblings were Tommy Fleming, Martha Fleming-Gholston, Will Fleming, Carrie Fleming-Evans, Roosevelt "Rose" Fleming, Vallie Fleming-Rodgers, Minnie Fleming-Adair and Sattie Mae Fleming-Pitts.

She was the proud mother of eight children, L.T. Harper (deceased) her first born.  She later married Loycie Townsy; to this union three children were born; Robert Townsy (deceased) and Loycie Towns-Leigons (Loycie was a twin).  Her twin sister died in infancy.  After Mr. Townsy's death, she married Fletcher Walker; four children were born to this union, Charles (Jeanie) Walker, Jo Ann Walker (deceased), Gloria Walker and F.W., Jr.  After the death of Mr. Walker, Lizzie married Marvin Traylor.  Together they raised two grandchildren; Shant'e Walker-Barber (deceased) and Courtney Walker-Weddington (deceased).  Her bonus children are Thurman Taylor, William Traylor, Clay Traylor, Alvin Traylor, Carrie Traylor-Dunn, Calvin Traylor, Jerry Traylor, and Grover Traylor.  Grandchildren are Danny Harper, Albert Leigons, Patrick Wayne Hamilton, Vanya Legions, Devia Walker-Curry, Stephanie Lewis, Shant'e Walker-Barber, Monique Crittenton and Courtney Walker-Weddington.  She have 25 bonus grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a host of great-great grandchildren; and a God daughter, Maudie Suggs-Peters.

One can say that Mrs. Lizzie let her light shine so that others could see Christ living in her.  Because of the way she lived her life, Mrs. Lizzie would hope that in her memory, you will do an unexpected and an unsolicited act of kindness to an unfortunate soul.

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 8, 2021, at Shady Grove Christian Church in Cason.  Burial will follow at Shady Grove Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs.

There will be a time of visitation from 12:00 noon until 5:00 p.m. Friday evening, May 7, 2021, at the funeral home in Hughes Springs.

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  1. To the Traylor Family, sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and the family during this time of mourning. May God comfort and strengthen you. With Deepest Sympathy, Love, Barstow Church of Christ

  2. My condolences to the Traylor family. Sis Liz was a wonderful woman. May God give the family the strength they need. She lived a long life. God bless and take care.🙏🙏🙏🙏

  3. May God strengthen you during this difficult time in the loss of your love one. It was a joy to know Sister Lizzie Traylor and to listen to her many testimonies of "How good our God is. " Prior to the pandemic, she was active in the Bonnie View Christian Church, Sunday School program as well as participating in regular church services. During Sunday School class we would look forward to her sharing her knowledge of God's word and his promises. Her warm loving smile, words of wisdom and encouragement will sorely be missed. Brother Charles and Sister Geline, thank you for sharing your mom with us. We will pray for you and the rest of your family, stay strong.

  4. What a wonderful lady. Hopefully Bo Rabbit won’t embarrass himself telling jokes and the family and will say something encouraging.

  5. We are honoured and will treasure the memory of meeting Cousin Lizzie forever in our hearts. Our sincere condolences.

    We love you family!

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