Lavelle Selph Wilkerson Taylor
Funeral Date: 4/19/2010

Lavelle Selph Wilkerson Taylor, age 72, of Hermitage, Arkansas, died Saturday, April 17, 2010 at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. She was born April 5, 1938 in Dallas County, AR, a daughter of the late George Selph and Wilma Rogers Selph. She retired as a Registered Nurse from Bradley County Medical Center and Medical Center of South Arkansas in El Dorado. She was a member of Landmark Missionary Baptist Church. Lavelle was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Wilkerson, who died April 2, 1978. Surviving are 3 sons- Mike Wilkerson, Marty Wilkerson, and David Wilkerson- all of Hermitage, AR; 1 daughter- Marilyn Johnson of Warren, AR; 1 brother- Carroll Selph of Gurdon, AR; 4 sisters- Eunice “Sissy” Bettis of Marshall, TX, Ola Merle “Doolie” Wingfield of Arkadelphia, AR, Margie Nutt and Judy Hollingsworth- both of Sparkman, AR; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral service was 10am, Monday, April 19, at Landmark Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. David Inzer and Rev. Don Smith officiating. Music was provided by Amanda Fenocchi, David Fenocchi, and Susie Wolfe. Burial was in Gravelridge Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Jerry Hollingsworth, Mark Hollingsworth, John Selph, Roger Wingfield, Allen Nutt, and Joel Hollingsworth. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Kerry Pennington, John Belin, and Mike Lee. Memorials to the Gravel Ridge Cemetery Association are appreciated: 108 Hwy 160 East, Hermitage, AR 71647.



Name: Julia Roberts
Message: We send thoughts of sympathy and support to you as you begin your journey without your mother.

Name: Steve & Lynn (Selph) Mann
Message: May GOD's loving arms surround you all in the days and months to come. Our deepest ptayers go out to you all.

Name: Levie Angle
Message: Marilyn,Mike,Marty,andDavid,We are so sorry about the loss of your Mother.She was a very good and friendly woman.She will be miss by all.

Name: Cathy Copeland Karnes
Message: My heart is breaking for your loss.

Name: David & Karen McDougald
Message: Family, we are so sorry to hear about your loss. May God give you comfort during this time.

Name: Dana Hendon
Message: On behalf of WKMC 2 East, our deepest sympathies to the family.

Name: Barbara Higgins
Message: I am so saddened by this, I worked with Lavelle and was so very fond of her, an excellent nurse and co-worker. Will hold her family close at this time.

Name: Sandra York
Message: Sweet Levelle, how she loved her family! Please know that you, her family, are in my thoughts and prayers.

Name: Ricky Green
Message: My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Name: wayne Deaton
Message: Will never forget you cousin Still remember the school days and picking cottom

Name: Fran and Ken VanDerZwalm
Message: I count it a blessing to have known Ms. Lavelle. We are sorry for your loss. May God's peace and love surround you in this difficult time. We are praying for you.

Name: Jimmie Morris
Message: David, I'm so sorry about your Mom. Please know that I'm thinking about you & your family. Love, Jim

Name: Marlene Elliott
Message: I am so saddened by the passing of Mrs. Taylor. I always enjoyed getting to visit with her during elections when she worked the poll at Springhill. She was a very special lady, and I pray for God's comfort for all the family.

Name: Jim & Ginger Anders
Message: You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Kristy Jett
Message: Lavelle was a wonderful nurse. We worked together at MCSA. She was one of the sweetest people I have ever met. It is a blessing to have known her. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Name: Noah and Pat Smith
Message: Dear Marilyn and Family, We just found out about your mother's death. We are so very sorry. You and the family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Michael Frisby
Message: Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: kerry & karen stanley
Message: wilkerson family you are in our Hearts and Prayers.

Name: Debbie Richards Wilson
Message: I was so sorry to hear of Mrs Lavelles passing, she was truly a great lady. She will be missed by all. Your family is in my prayers.

Name: Hugh & Brenda Quimby

Name: Eddie&Beverly Scroggins
Message: Our thoughts and PRAYERS!!!!are with the ones she leaves behind.

Name: Mark & Kristin Weeks
Message: We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Your family is in our prayers.

Name: Kaylon & Jimmy Taylor
Message: Marilyn and family, I am so sorry to hear about Mrs. Lavelle. I found out to late to come to the funeral. She was a very sweet lady and will be missed. I remember her when we all were growing up. she made my birthday cakes. When i had my first child she was my nurse. When i first came to work at BCMC she was my charge nurse. She taught me a lot about nursing. She saw me, she would always remind me that when i was in labor, i wanted my daddy instead of my husband. She would always laugh. She knew i was a daddy's girls. Now she is laughing with him about it. She is not suffering anymore. Those memories will always be with me.

Name: Jimmy Reep
Message: You all are in mine and Frans prayers.May Gods piece and love keep you.

Name: Bubba and Chrisann Gannaway
Message: With love and prayers.

Name: Glenn & Karon Gates
Message: Sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts & prayers.

Name: Lory McClain
Message: Marilyn, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Name: Linda & Sonny Chambers
Message: We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts & prayers.

Name: Jay and Jennifer Jones
Message: To the family, you are all in our families thoughts & prayers. Much love to you all, Jay, Jennifer, Jordan and Joseph

Name: Terri Eubanks
Message: My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Love, Terri

Name: Dorothy Kettle
Message: I just learned of this loss to your family and to all who knew Lavelle. She was always a real inspiration to me - a very special person. I saw her just a year ago, and she looked so wonderful. She will be truly missed.

Name: Donna Frank
Message: David and Gena, I am so sorry for your loss. I just found out. You are in my prayers.