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Paula Homesley

June 17, 1959 — June 13, 2022


Paula Lynn Taylor Homesley, age 62, formerly of Cherryville, passed away peacefully in Columbia, SC, Monday, June 13, 2022 surrounded by family.  Paula was born June 17, 1959 to Paul Grayson Taylor, Sr. and Lynette Homesley Taylor. Paula graduated from Cherryville High School in 1977 where she was a member of the drill team with the band, President of the Jr. Heart Board, Advertising Sales for the Chenoca Yearbook, and sang with the High School Chorus.  Paula went to work straight out of high school and had many types of jobs during her working years.  Her most favorite job was being able to work for David and Phyllis Burleson cleaning the First Baptist Church in Cherryville that for so many years helped rear her and nurture her.  Paula moved to Columbia in 2011 to be with most of her immediate family but she still called Cherryville her home.  Paula loved to crochet until the arthritis took over her hands and she could no longer do that.  She took up another hobby called Diamond Bead Painting and has spent hundreds and hundreds of hours making pictures and bookmarks for family and friends.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Sandra Taylor Mossman in March 2021; her paternal grandparents, Charles Lester and Velma Taylor; and maternal grandparents, James “Jim” and Thelma Homesley.

Survivors include, along with her loving parents, Paul and Lynette Taylor, her two sons, Brandon Parris and wife, Lori and Christopher Parris and wife, Emily; two grandchildren, Sophia Williams and Oakley Parris; siblings, Melinda Phillips and Randy, Bo Taylor and Liz, Edwina Aaron and Alton and Eugenia Beam; brother-in-law, Mike Mossman; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 2:00 PM at First Baptist Church, Cherryville.  There will be no graveside service.  The family will receive friends Saturday from 1:00 to 1:45 PM prior to the service in the sanctuary.

Paula requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to NC School for Deaf in honor of Christopher Parris, 517 w. Heming Dr. Morganton, NC 28655.

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Saturday, June 18, 2022

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