Liz was born Feb. 5, 1958, in Pleasant Hill, La., the daughter of James Taylor and Rita Young Taylor.
Liz was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother and will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her husband of 33 years, Richard Rogers of Berwick; three sons, Kristopher and wife Elyse Rogers of Morgan City, Brian Rogers of Lafayette and Tyler Rogers of Berwick; two grandchildren, Eian and Riley Rogers of Morgan City; four sisters and three brothers, Glenda Fountain of Baton Rouge, James and wife Karen Taylor of Mansfield, Joel and wife Linda Taylor of Morgan City, Rita and husband Mike Spiker of Orlando, Fla., Cheryl Chausow of Lafayette, Charles and wife Carmel Taylor of Baton Rouge, and Terri and husband Douglas Theall of Katy, Texas; sisters-in-law, Joan Taylor of Mansfield and Crystal Bollinger of New Iberia; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James Taylor and Rita Young Taylor; and one brother, Dr. Donald Taylor.
Liz graduated from Morgan City High School and attended Nicholls State University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education.
Liz was a 30-year employee of St Mary Parish School Board. She spent the majority of those years as a special education teacher at Berwick Junior High School. Liz loved, cared for, nurtured and educated many, many special needs children in the Tri-Cities area. Liz loved her children and they made her smile each and every day.
Liz taught Catechism for special education children at Holy Cross Catholic Church. She was the coordinator of the St. Mary Parish Special Olympics Bowling Tournament, where she was certified in bowling, track and field, gymnastics, softball, poly hockey and lead-up basketball. Liz was very dedicated to all special education children and was committed to make sure that they had the opportunity to compete on the local and state level.
A full Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Visitations will be held 6-9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, at Twin City Funeral Home in Morgan City with a rosary being recited at 7 p.m. Visitation will resume Saturday, 9-10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Liz will be laid to rest in the Morgan City Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be all of her nephews, David Murphy, Peyton Murphy, Jason Taylor, Andrew Davidson, Robert Baker II and Cody Taylor. Honorary pallbearers will be Donald Taylor, Bruce Taylor, Lee J. Taylor, Dan Taylor and Justin Taylor.
The family wishes to thank the many friends, neighbors and co-workers who helped to make her last days peaceful with their generous prayers and donations. A special thank-you to Journey Hospice of Houma (especially Grace, Tracy, Debbie and Collette) for being so gentle and kind to Liz and her family.
Flowers are appreciated; however, if you choose, other donations may be given in memory of Liz to Journey Hospice, 1340 W. Tunnel Boulevard, Suite 540, Houma, LA 70360, 985-223-1865.