Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Jane Gordon, age 78, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 27, 2012 in the First Baptist Church of Taylor, Arkansas with Dr. Randy Wilson officiating. Interment will follow in Taylor Memorial Cemetery, Taylor, Arkansas under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home, Springhill.
Family will receive friends beginning Tuesday 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., at the First Baptist Church of Taylor, Arkansas.
Mrs. Gordon was born November 4, 1933 in El Dorado, Arkansas to Fred G. and Jessie L. Swilley Smith and passed away following a short illness on Monday, June 25, 2012 in Magnolia, Arkansas. She had been a resident of Taylor since 1953 and a faithful member of First Baptist Church, Taylor, Arkansas. Mrs. Gordon was a retired school teacher, having taught the third grade at Taylor Elementary for 35 years. She graduated from Norphlet School, Henderson State and Ouachita College.
She is survived by her son, Robert E. Gordon of Monticello, Arkansas; granddaughter, Jaycee Nicole Gordon; sister, Pat Gasperson of Marshall, Texas; brother, Fred Hardy Smith of Norphlet, Arkansas and a host of nieces, nephews and loving friends.
Mrs. Gordon was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Eugene Gordon.
Honoring her as pallbearers will be Charles Taylor, James Hanson, Dwayne Glass, Gary Don Glass, Kenny Franklin and Mike Bowie.
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