Hertha Ann Wheat Taylor
The Angelic Hosts came for Mrs. Hertha Ann Wheat Taylor on Jan. 1, 2020, in the Palestine Regional Hospital, among loving family and devoted friends.
Viewing will be held Friday, Jan. 10 from 1 to 6 p.m. in Moore’s Angelic Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 11 at 11 a.m. in the Brown Chapel AME Church, FM 489 in Oakwood. Interment will be in the Brown Chapel Cemetery.
Hertha Ann Wheat was born to the late Edwin E. and Hertha Leola Jones Wheat in the summer of 1933 in Kerrville. Since her parents were educators, receiving her higher education was non-negotiable.
Hertha graduated from Butler High School. She then received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Paul Quinn College, after which she received a Master of Education from Texas Southern University in Houston. She did further studies at The University of Texas in Austin.
Hertha valued education and loved to teach as much as she loved to learn. Her former principal spoke of her outstanding skills with her students and the legacy she left upon their minds and hearts which began in her community school, Trahin Elementary School and ended at Teague I.S.D.
Hertha was an active member of Brown Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, where she served faithfully as church secretary, steward, stewardess and choir member. She was a life member of the NAACP and Texas State Teacher’s Association, and a member of the Freestone County Retired Teachers Association. She received a Senate Proclamation from the Texas Senate and an Outstanding Achievement Award from The Special Acts of Service in Education; and Hertha received a Certificate of Achievement from President Barack Obama for reaching her 80th birthday.
Hertha was preceded in death by her parents; son David Byars; and husband Bobby Taylor.
She is survived by her daughter, Rhonda Lawton, many cousins, church family and friends.
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