Shellie Jo (Gribble) Taylor, age 45, died unexpectedly in January 2021. Born to proud parents Larry and Dixie Gribble, her sisters Vickie and Stephanie welcomed identical twin girls in September 1975, in Albuquerque, NM at downtown Presbyterian Hospital. Shellie was 3 minutes older than her twin, Sherrie.
Shellie is preceded in death by maternal grandfather, Neal Rozell, her father, Larry Gribble, and paternal grandparents and uncles.
She is survived by her sons, Ryan Edward Taylor, age 23, Neal Murray Taylor, age 21, and John Wesley Taylor, age 17. Her strong and valiant sons, whose births gave her the rich and fulfilling purpose that she'd always dreamed of, filled her heart with love, and brought her pure happiness. She loved volunteering in their classrooms, watching them play football through high school's end, guiding their steps into adulthood, and she fiercely protected their hearts.
Also surviving are her grandmother, LaTrelle (Nanny) Rozell; mother, Dixie (Rozell) Gribble; sisters, Vickie (Ted) Humphrey, Stephanie (James) Montessi, and Sherrie Poyer. Grieving her loss is her cousin raised as a sister, Dana (Paul) Baxley, and her closest confidantes, Thomas Poyer and Lillian Gutierrez, who offered her endless love and support.
Shellie believed and relied on faith in her Savior, Jesus Christ, all the days of her life. She posted notes to herself of scriptures to sustain her faith around her home.
She had a heart sparkling with love. She naturally encouraged others and brought great joy to all she encountered. Shellie will likely be remembered by her bright smile, love of lipsticks, and flirtatious eyelashes.
Even though I couldn't stay, I'll still be with you every day. Your twin sister I will always be, for I am you and you are me.- unknown