Carolyn Taylor Looper
- November 24, 1931 - August 7, 2012
- Columbia, Tennessee
of Carolyn 's Passing
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“A wonderful girl that I was fortunate to meet in 1949.
Carolyn rest in peace.
1 of 24 | Posted by: Frank Mazzuca - Omaha, NE
“I just learned about the loss of Mrs. Looper today. I am so sad as she was a force in my early life to live life to the fullest and treat people the...Read More »
2 of 24 | Posted by: Michael E. Hughes - Mansfield, TX
3 of 24 | Posted by: C J Brown & Cindy Ray - Columbia, TN
“Dear Looper Family,
We were saddened when we heard of the loss of your mother. Carolyn's life exemplified Jesus. She believed that "to be absent...Read More »
4 of 24 | Posted by: Ed & Brenda Miller - Friends
“Dear Looper family,
Although we are saddened to hear of Carolyn's death, we celebrate with you her presence with Jesus whom she loves dearly and...Read More »
5 of 24 | Posted by: Duane and Sharon Tindall - Polo, MO
“To Mike and Family,
Beverly and I were very sorry to learn of your mother's passing. Our sympathy and prayers are with you all.
In Christian Love,
...Read More »
6 of 24 | Posted by: Jimmy & Beverly Dawson - Columbia, TN
“To all the Looper family,
We are so sorry for your loss. I know it is hard, but your mom is at rest and joining your dad. The Mule Town Rookies was...Read More »
7 of 24 | Posted by: Rhonda Long - friend
“When I think of Carolyn Looper the first thing that comes to my mind is her gentle smile and spirit. In the early 1990's I was a member of Pleasant...Read More »
8 of 24 | Posted by: Mary Beth Latimer - Concord, NC
“I met Carolyn for the first time at a WMU meeting she held at her home. She had such a sweet, gracious spirit in her speech and her actions.
...Read More »
9 of 24 | Posted by: Evelyn Mize - Columbia, TN
“Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you, and we are celebrating her reunion with her precious Bill. What a joy that must have been in heaven.
10 of 24 | Posted by: Ben and Tere Gardner, Ryan, and Somers - TN
“Michael, Cynthia and Martha:
Please know how very sorry I am to learn of your mother's death. I have such fond memories of Carolyn and Bill...Read More »
11 of 24 | Posted by: Shirley Greer - Antioch, TN
“My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time, As you know, I loved your mother dearly! We had a friendship that allowed us to pick right...Read More »
12 of 24 | Posted by: Linda Bass - Friend
“To the family of Mrs Carolyn Looper we extend our deepest sympathy in your loss. May God give care and comfort to each one as you walk this pathway.
13 of 24 | Posted by: Earl and Patricia ONeal - TN
“Dear Martha, Cindy & Mike,
Derek and I are so very sorry to hear about your mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult...Read More »
14 of 24 | Posted by: Robin Church
“I love you.
15 of 24 | Posted by: joanne - columbia, TN
“Please accept our condolences in the death of a wonderful lady. We know she and Bill are having a great heavenly reunion. We will always remember...Read More »
16 of 24 | Posted by: Tom and Pat Kelley - Huntersville, NC
“Mike, Cindy, and Martha
I wish to express my sympathy to you and your families. I will fondly remember Mrs. Looper as a kind person and one who took...Read More »
17 of 24 | Posted by: Mary Kollstedt Combs
“My prayers to each of you at the loss of mother and friend. Indeed, missions emphasis of Southern Baptists has lost a dear friend and missions...Read More »
18 of 24 | Posted by: Glenda Carol Gilmer - Centerville, TN
“Very sorry for your loss.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family.
19 of 24 | Posted by: Angel Sircy
“Jennifer, I am so sorry to hear about your Grandmother. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
20 of 24 | Posted by: Melissa Barnes - Livingston, TN
“We are so sorry to have lost Mrs. Looper but it helps to know that she is in Heaven making God and all the angels smile. Our prayers are with the...Read More »
21 of 24 | Posted by: Clarice White - Friend
“The lives of countless many have been molded, steered and positively changed forever by the love, generosity, grace and deeds of this precious woman....Read More »
22 of 24 | Posted by: Kyla Mills Cothran
“Dear family of Mrs. Looper, we are so sorry to hear about her passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in this time of sadness.She is such a...Read More »
23 of 24 | Posted by: Keith and Ann James - columbia, TN
“We have always loved Mrs. Looper. She was the first person I met who I thought of as a missionary - she always loved God and told others of His love.
24 of 24 | Posted by: Don Campbell family - Columbia, TN
Carolyn Jean Taylor Looper, 80, former long-time resident of Graymere Manor Road, died Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at NHC Hillview.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Pleasant Heights Baptist Church with Rev. Bob Vassar and Rev. Robert E. "Jody" Gamble officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Oakes & Nichols and Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to service time at the church.
The family suggests memorials to Maury Baptist Association, 1521 Williamsport Pike, Columbia 38401, Women's Missionary Union, c/o Pleasant Heights Baptist Church, 2412 Trotwood Avenue, Columbia 38401, Maury County Christmas Card Program, P. O. Box 1425, Columbia 38401-0800. Notes of condolence may be extended at oakesandnichols.com.
Born in Clinton County, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late J. W. Taylor and Carrie Norris Albert and a graduate of Berkley High School in Berkley, California. She married Billy Gray Looper January 7, 1951. Their forty-eight year marriage ended with his death June 2, 1999.
After moving with her family to Columbia in 1955, Mrs. Looper became involved in numerous civic and community activities. She was instrumental in organizing The Good Samaritans of Columbia, served as Director of the Maury County Community Christmas Card Program; was a member of Jane Knox Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, First Families of Tennessee, James K. Polk Memorial Association, and Mule Town Rookies Card Club. In 1999, she and Mr. Looper were honored with the Lucille Queener Courtney Community Service Award for their contributions to the betterment of Maury County.
A faithful member of Pleasant Heights Baptist Church, she was a member and served as Director of the South Central Region of the Women's Missionary Union. She also taught adult and children's Sunday School Classes, directed the Vacation Bible School for thirty years, and was active in the Maury Baptist Association and Tennessee Baptist Convention. Mr. & Mrs. Looper were devoted to their church and especially benevolent to mission work. Additionally, they traveled the world to support missionaries and offer aid first-hand.
A loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother she is survived by her children, Michael Roy (Deborah) Looper, Cynthia Claire Kollstedt, and Martha Berdette (Steve) Meservy, all of Columbia; brother, Robert W. "Bob" (Jeannie) Taylor of Liberty, Missouri; grandchildren, James Gray Hinshaw, Julie Hinshaw (Christian) Collazos, Michael Roy (Candace) Looper, II, Crystal Looper (Zachary) Bowman, Christina Margaret Kollstedt, Jennifer Kollstedt (Chris) Dungan, Kari Elizabeth Meservy, and Kadi Meservy (Dacon) Fitzgerald; great-grandchildren, Seth Gray Sands, Jazmyn Sands, Hunter Diaz, McKenzie Looper, Hayden Looper, and Jacob Dungan; sons-in-law, Henry Hartman, III of Naples, Florida and Dan Kollstedt of Columbia; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah Carol Hartman, great-grandchild, Savannah Carlyanne Sands, and brothers, William V. Taylor and Forrest S. Taylor.
Active pallbearers are Bill Tubville, Dean Smith, David Graves, Dan Kollstedt, Frank Varnado, and Maples "Junior" Pylant. Honorary pallbearers include Rev. J. B. Miller, Calvin Morris, Duane Tindall, Robert E. "Jody" Gamble, Joy and Bill Courter, Billy Andrews, Frances and U. V. Waldrop, Deacons of Pleasant Heights Baptist Church, and Mule Town Rookies.
The family wishes to express appreciation to the staff of NHC Hillview and her private sitters for their kindness and care during her illness.