Lylia Mae Taylor
Lylia Mae Taylor affectionately known as “Cookie” was born April 24, 1945 in Birmingham, AL to the late John Hartman and Leola Porter Hartman.
Lylia graduated from Georgiana Training High School and continued her education at Alabama A&M. She returned and completed her Master’s Degree from Texas Southern University in Houston, TX
Lylia worked and retired as an Educator in the Dickinson ISD. Her passion to teach and reach others extended beyond the classroom and she gave of herself inexhaustibly to educate and instill life lessons, morals and values to all that crossed her path. Lylia lived a full life and was well traveled, she enjoyed reading, writing, cooking and volunteering. She held countless awards for her participation, leadership and community involvement.
Lylia was a pioneer and a trailblazer who worked tirelessly to establish The Muhammad University school in Houston, TX. She served to establish Saturday schools and went on to become the Leader and Director of the first MUI school board in 1998-2000.
Survivors are her husband, Paul Taylor of League City, TX; son, Frederick Hartman; step-son, Amache Simmons; brothers, Cleveland Hartman (Hazel) of Montgomery, AL, Bernie Hartman (Pat) of Dallas, TX, Paul Hartman (Diane) of Montgomery, AL and Bobbie Hartman of Georgiana, AL; sisters, Joyce Hartman of Cleveland, OH and Althea Willis of Detroit, MI. Lylia was preceded in death by her sister Johnnie Mae Jones of Niagara Falls, NY. She is also survived by loving in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and many long-time friends.
A Public Visitation will begin at 11:00 AM Thursday, July 6, 2017 followed by Funeral Services at 12:00 Noon. Both Services will be held at Carnes Funeral Home 3100 Gulf Freeway Texas City, TX 77591. Burial will follow at Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery.