Wilma Calvert

McDonough, GA Wilma Dean Calvert (Martin, Taylor)

(May 23, 1935 - September 11, 2020)

Wilma Dean Calvert, age 85, passed away peacefully Friday, September 11, 2020, at Sacred Journey Hospice in McDonough, GA with three of her grandchildren by her side. She was born May 23, 1935, in Honeybee, Kentucky to Lewis and Ida (née Renfro) Martin.

Wilma was the youngest of seven sisters and was very close to all of them. She was loved by her many nieces and nephews. She was married for thirty- nine years to Norman Taylor from 1950 until his death in 1989. They raised three children together: Mitchum, Randall, and Kimberly. Wilma worked in accounting at Davis Office Supply in Forest Park, GA for over 20 years. She always kept a beautiful home and enjoyed making sure it was well maintained. Wilma loved pretty dishes and had a collection. She enjoyed traveling with her husband, Charles Calvert, and always returned with mementos for everyone. Her family was the center of her life and she spent much of her time with her three children, nine grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Wilma was a devoted Christian and was a member of Community Bible Church for forty years. She especially loved spending time with her friends in the "Grand Club" at the church.

Wilma is preceded in death by her parents, Lewis and Ida Martin; husband Norman Taylor; sisters Rae Taylor, Glenna Taylor, Dorothy Wahl, Ann Neal, Melrose Warman; and Granddaughter Elizabeth Gurtler.

Wilma is survived by her husband Charles Calvert; children Mitchum (Jan) Taylor, Randall (Debra) Taylor, and Kimberly (Paul) Gurtler; Grandchildren Garrett (Brooke) Taylor, Kristen (Rob) Donnell, Jennifer (Corey) Agricola, Kerri (Jeff) Carter, Timothy (Renee) Gurtler, Matthew (Marissa) Gurtler, Kathryn (Amile) Wilson, Benjamin Gurtler, and Victoria (Chris) Clarke; Great-Grand Children; Reese Taylor, Drew Taylor, Smith Donnell, Watts Donnell, Carson Carter, Kaylee Carter, Theodore Clarke, Olivia Gurtler; sister Thelma Taylor; numerous nieces and nephews; and other loving family members and friends.

A visitation for family and friends will be held Wednesday, September 16, 2020, from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors in McDonough, GA. The funeral service will be private but will be available for viewing via live stream on Cannon Cleveland Funeral Home's website at 2:00 pm that day.

In lieu of flowers, Wilma had requested donations to be made to Our Hope International. Our Hope is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded and directed by her granddaughter, Jennifer Agricola. Our Hope serves as the stateside partner to a special needs orphanage in Uganda that is home to 75 children with disabilities. Wilma has been a cherished supporter over the years and your donation will allow her legacy to live on in the lives of these precious children.

You may give in the following ways, please include a note stating the donation is in honor of Wilma.

Venmo: @Our-Hope-1

Paypal: Either directly ourhopeinternational@gmail.com or through our website. Either way please select friends and family to avoid a service fee.

Mail: checks can be made out to Our Hope

P.O. Box 811

Gardendale, AL 35071

To learn more about Our Hope visit our website: www.ourhopeinternational.com

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