Louise Taylor Roddey



LANCASTER, SC::::::::::: Mrs. Mary Louise Taylor Roddey, age 84, went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 27, 2017. She was born June 20, 1932 in Fairfield County, a daughter of the late Charlie Taylor and Lona Mae Boulware Taylor and was the wife of the late Harry Walker Roddey. Louise was a long-time resident of Lancaster where she was a member of White Springs Baptist Church. As a member of her church, she served as a Sunday School teacher for over 30 years in the nursery department where infants and little children were her passion, and she was also a devoted member of the senior adult choir. Louise worked for Springs Industries from 1949 to 1993, where she worked at Grace Bleachery for 38 years as an inspector and 6 years at the Close Plant where she worked in quality audit. Louise is most noted by her colleagues and friends for her smile and giving to others. After retirement, she enjoyed working in her flower garden and cooking for family, friends, and church members. But most of all, she loved her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Mrs. Roddey was survived by two daughters, Deborah Roddey Williams and her husband, Howard of Lancaster, Donna Roddey Hagins and her husband, Mike of Lancaster; three grandchildren, Alison Williams Shehane and her husband Gary of Lancaster, Scott Hagins of Columbia, and Tara Williams Pitts and her husband Dean of Blythewood; four great grandchildren, Hunter Shehane, Grayson Shehane, Taylor Dawkins, and Larson Pitts; two sisters, Lula English of Chester and Lounette Dickens of Chester; three brothers, James Taylor of Carlisle and his wife, Georgie, Will Taylor of Carlisle and his wife, Frances, and George (Buck) Taylor of Carlisle and his wife Judy; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Roddey was preceded in death by one brother and one sister, Leroy Taylor, and Mattie Varnadore Chappell.

The Celebration of Life Funeral Service for Mrs. Roddey will be 11:00 am Monday, January 30, 2017 at White Springs Baptist Church by Rev. Gene Ghent, Tim Dippel and Clarence Wishert, Jr. Entombment will follow at Lancaster Memorial Park Mausoleum.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 pm Sunday evening, January 29, 2017 at Burgess Funeral Home and other times at the home of Debbie and Howard Williams. Memorial contributions may be made to White Springs Baptist Church 1249 Grace Avenue, Lancaster, SC 29720.