Jowili "Mama Jo" Taylor Etchison died Saturday, August 3, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
She was born in Kiowa County, Okla., on Dec. 26, 1919, to Clyde and Joe Emma Clare Taylor. They moved to Littlefield, Texas, when she was 12 years old.
She married Waymon Etchison on Nov. 15, 1941, in Littlefield. They farmed in Dawson and Glasscock counties. When Waymon retired in 1972, they moved to Big Spring.
She is survived by a son, Taylor D. Etchison; a daughter, Gaylene Gambrel and husband Dean; four grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one brother, Norbin Taylor; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband; mother and father; and a brother, J.W. Taylor.
The family suggests memorials be made to Hillcrest Baptist Church, 2000 W. FM 700, Big Spring, Texas 79720; or to The Word at Work, 1400 Wolfin Ave., Amarillo, Texas 79109, Attn: King's Children's Home/Etchison Memorial.
Arrangements under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com