A beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she passed away at 2:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010, at Sherwood Manor Nursing Home in Baton Rouge. She was 87, a native of Slidell and a resident of Baton Rouge. She was with the Louisiana Department of Tourism during the 1984 World's Fair. In the late 1960s, she was the head seamstress at Gus Mayers in Beaumont, Texas, and a member of the Apple Pie Ridge Homemakers and a pokeno club. Memorial services will be on Sunday, Feb. 14, at Slidell First United Methodist Church at 1 p.m. She is survived by her daughters, Amanda Susan McGrath and Muriel Elizabeth Elliott; sons, Robert Louis McGrath and Michael Edward McGrath; brother, Henry Robert Taylor Jr.; grandchildren, Dawn Moran, Jacqueline McGrath, Heather McGrath, James R. McGrath, James Ian McGrath, Shannon Mejia-Flores, Brandy Rhorer, Molly McGrath and Michael McGrath; and great-grandchildren, Eric Moran, Katelin Moran, Armani Kittiraj, Sierra Phillips, Gabriella Mejia-Flores, Weston James McGrath, Tabitha Neumyr and Samantha Neumyr. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert James McGrath Sr.; parents, Henry Robert Taylor Sr. and Zelma Taylor; son, Herbert James McGrath Jr.; and sister, Bessie Taylor Trojack. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Paralyzed Veterans of America, Slidell First United Methodist Church,
or Advocacy Services for the elderly. Arrangements by Seale Funeral Service Inc., Denham Springs.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Feb. 13 to Feb. 14, 2010