Katherine Ann Taylor Palmer

Katherine Ann Taylor Palmer, 85, of Bellmead, passed away Saturday, September 19, 2020 at her home.

Visitation: 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Friday, September 25, at Lake Shore Funeral Home

Funeral Service: 11:30 a.m. Saturday, September 26, at Lake Shore Funeral Home with Bobby Johnson officiating (LIMITED seating will be available). There will be no re-pass. For those unable to attend, the service will be livestreamed Click Here to View the Live Stream.

Burial: Rosemound Cemetery via an escorted cortege.

Katherine was born June 13, 1935 in West. She graduated from AJ Moore High School in 1953 and went on to marry the love of her life, Jack Palmer in August of the same year. To this union two children were born. She attended cosmetology school and received her license. Katherine was very creative with her fashion and had a clothing shop. She was also a very outgoing and loveable person who knew no strangers.

Katherine was preceded in death by her parents, Fred Taylor and Jimmie Clark Taylor; husband, Jack LaRue Palmer; sisters, Freddie Mae Riley, Margaret Summers, Emma Taylor, and Billie Jean Rose; brothers, Jimmy Taylor and Lloyd Taylor.

She is survived by her daughter, Kathy O’Neal and husband, Carlos; son, Jack Palmer, Jr. and wife, Sharon; grandchildren, Jack Palmer III and wife, Latrice, Adrian Palmer, Darren Palmer, Demond Palmer, Brandon Palmer and wife, Irene, Kayla O’Neal, and Kaley O’Neal; three great-grandchildren; brother, Joe Louise Taylor and wife, Jeannie; sister, Freda Taylor Shaw; sister-in-law, Mattie McGee, many nieces and nephews, and a host of very special close friends, too many to name but you know who you are.



Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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Condolence Messages

  1. I will sure miss my dear sweet friend. She always had a kiss on the cheek for me and a compliment of some sort. I’m so glad that even thru grief and tears her faithful God Jehovah will continue to help us smile and keep her beautiful memories alive. She is now safe in his memory and he remembers every single detail about her. Isaiah 25:8 describes it best how he feels about the enemy death. “ It will be swallowed up Forever! Love you Palmer and O’Neal family.

  2. My heart is broken. She was a beautiful woman inside and out. Spent so many nights at her house, from Bible studies to just chilling with Kathy Ann. She was so funny, caring and loved to help ppl. I’m really sadden about this. No matter her situation she still was the same ol Mrs. Kat. 😥. I will always remember you Dear. Rest peacefully. To Kathy my dear friend, I’m praying for you and your family. Always, Penny.😘😘

  3. Myrtle Hall and Rosalin Hall King

    Dear, Jack Jr. ,(Sharon), Kathy Ann (Carlos) and all of the Palmer Family:

    My Mother and I offer our deepest and heartfelt sympathies on the loss of your beautiful, smart, and fun-loving, Mother. “Cat” always had a smile on her face and was always talking to friends and family.
    Anyone who met “Cat” was fortunate to have had her in their company!
    “Cat” is in Jehovah’s loving memory.

    My Mother and I love you all SOOO very much and miss you all from being in East!

    With Heartfelt Love,
    Myrtle Hall and Rosalin Hall King

  4. You will be missed but not for long. Song 101 He will call and you will answer. Prayers to all family member.

  5. I will continue to pray that Jehovah’s. promises will bring great comfort to all of you at this time. We love you. The Idom family

  6. Great Soul Great Family be encouraged The God of peace be with you .RIP

    • Albert and Jackie Haliburton

      To The Palmers and O’ Neal Family
      We don’t know what to say except that we love you. We can’t understand exactly how you feel, but Jehovah does and will keep raising you up.We hope that our prayers will help a little
      Albert and Jackie Haliburton

    • Albert and Jackie Haliburton

      To The Palmers and O’ Neal Family
      We don’t know what to say except that we love you. We can’t understand exactly how you feel, but Jehovah does and He will keep raising you up. IWe hope that our prayers will help a little.
      Albert and Jackie Haliburton

  7. Cristi and Gary Garner

    Prayers for peace and comfort in this time of sorrow……

    • From Harry Ellison, a long time family friend: Message for the family:

      Dance as tho no one is watching.
      Love as tho you have never been hurt before. Sing as tho no one can hear you.
      Live as tho haven is on earth.

      She will be missed

  8. Katherine (Cat) you will be missed by so many people, anyone who knew you always got a hug, always got a big laugh and a beautiful smile. You brought sunshine where ever you went. I am so thankful you were a part of Dad’s (Marvin Cook) life and then mine. Renee and I always looked forward to seeing you and your friend Joan Washington because we knew it would be a fun time.
    Your family will miss you greatly and so will all those who knew you. Your smile will brighten heaven now with LaRue. Say hello to my dad for me.

  9. Stephanie Jackson

    Just be encouraged Kathy because the God we serve is great & mighty. …look to the hills which cometh our help….all help from the Lord….Love you much! Stephanie Jackson

  10. Just remembering all of the fun times we would have coming to Waco to see Aunt Cat and Uncle LaRue at their home…always a smile and laughter from the two of them and Kathy Ann…will truly be missed..

  11. Mary Alice Perez-Ochoa & Maria G Perez

    To the Family of Katherine Ann Taylor Palmer,
    My Mom and I offer our condolences in the your loss. We will have you in our prayers, that you may be strength by Your faith in Jehovah.
    We shall missed her smiling face and always that can do
    We love her so much and hope to see her soon.
    Agape love
    Mary Alice Perez-Ochoa and Maria G. Perez

  12. Brinder Shamsuddin

    I remember when I first with to Kathy beauty shop that’s where I met her mom Mrs Palmer. I said to Mrs Palmer you remember me you put my curl on my hair back in the day. She said child yes. Lol. Every since then she call me her pretty girl every time she saw me. As the years went by she came to beauty shop kept us company and laughing. I am truly going to miss Mrs Cat Mrs Palmer. Condolences to Kathy and Carlos and family. Brinder and family

  13. Brinder Shamsuddin

    I remember when I first with to Kathy beauty shop that’s where I met her mom Mrs Palmer. I said to Mrs Palmer you remember me you put my curl on my hair back in the day. She said child yes. Lol. Every since then she call me her pretty girl every time she saw me. As the years went by she came to beauty shop kept us company and laughing. I am truly going to miss Mrs Cat Mrs Palmer. Condolences to Kathy and Carlos and family.

  14. Condolences to the family. All who knew Mrs. Kat , can recount the wonderful times spent in her company and the kindness she always displayed. May Jehovah’s promise to awaken those asleep in death give you a comforting hope for the future.

  15. I’m so sad that you had to sleep even a moment but my heart rejoices knowing that you aren’t hurting anymore and that Jehovah God has you safely in his memory. You came into my life through my mom and our God Jehovah and you are truly my friend. You trusted me to watch Kathy from the first days after she was born and I thank you for that. You listened to my pain and gave me a shoulder to cry on and I thank you for that. As hard as it is to be without your smile, laughter,hugs and kisses I know that I will see you again. I can’t wait until Jehovah God calls your name.
    Katherine Palmer and you stand up.
    Forever my friend and I love you 💗
    Peggy Brown

  16. Brenda Renfro-King

    Our Dear sweet Katherine so deeply loved and will be missed by all that know her. Her very presence could light up a room. She made everyone feel special and loved. She always had a kind word and a compliment for anyone that walked through the door at Kathy’s Beauty Salon. She loved Jehovah and a devoted servant for many years. She is asleep now awaiting the fulfillment of John 5:25 when she will hear the voice of Jesus and paid attention and will live. She had a wonderful personality that bought so much joy into ones life and kept a smile on their face. Loved being around her .I treasure the times that she and I would be riding in the car singing my girl. Those were happy times Katherine was beautiful inside and out. To the family of Katherine Taylor Palmer You have our deepest sympathy and heartfelt love. The Kings Brenda and Raymond .

  17. Alonzo and Bobbiette McAdoo Jr.

    We love and miss you Mrs. Kat but with the hope of the resurrection we will see you soon. Our prayers and thoughts are with the O’Neal and Palmer family.

    Much love,

    Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo and Bobbiette McAdoo

  18. Charlie and Debra Jackson

    Sharon, Jack, Kathy Ann, Carlos and the rest of the family our hearts and prayers goes out to you all during this time of sorrow. Sister Kat will be dearly missed. May Jehovah God continue to be with you guys and help you guys to endure at this time. Much agape love Charlie and Debra Jackson

  19. We are sorry for heartfelt lost of your mother ❤️
    and our sister. Our love is with you always.

    Kelvin, Kelvin Jr,.& Lydia Gilmore.

  20. 2 Corinthians 4:17-18. Jehovah our God of all comfort. Our Faith and Hope and our Strength comes from our Almighty God Jehovah. 2 Cor. 4:7. Prayers for you and family thru this time. Meditate on scriptures. Rev. 21:3,4. Love you my spiritual family. Kayla Daughter. Kaylee daughter. See grandma during resurrection. John 5:28,29.

  21. She will not be sleep long!!! When I see her own her a big hug and a kiss. Jack you and Kathy done a wonderful job taking care of your mother. I will keep you in my prayers and in my heart forever.

  22. Gina Anderson & Family

    Kathy, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. May the wonderful memories that you cherish with your mom overshadow the grief and sadness that you and your family may be having right now. She was a beautiful lady that always brightened any room with her joyous personality!! Peace and strength be unto you and your entire family. As always, sending my love to you all….

  23. Ed & Gloria Cotton

    We send our special condolences to the entire family. We have been especially impressed with the outstanding care that Cat has been given over the last ten years. The love, patience and perseverance shown will always be remembered. Cat & Kathy were the best of friends and it was truly a blessing to see thier relationship all the way to the end.Cat was adored by her son and grandsons, and it was always beautiful to see a family so close. Jehovah will continue to provide the needed strength now and in the future as well. We look forward to seeing her again. We love you❤❤
    Ed & Gloria Cotton

  24. So sorry to hear of your lose.. May Jehovah continue to help you and your family to endure through this time. Very soon we will get to see all of our loved ones..

  25. To the O’Neal and Palmer Families,
    Sister Katherine Palmer will be truly missed. We will especially miss her words of encouragement, accompanied by hugs and kisses. We send our love, our sincere condolences, and heartfelt sympathy. May Jehovah God continue to be with you to strengthen you.
    Monica Primm
    Vert Jackson

  26. Freda Taylor-Shaw

    To the Palmer, the O’Neal, the Taylor Families and
    to my other Family Members I encourage you through the good, the bad, and the ugly to stay
    close to God and He will stay close to you. Death is a part of living. Death to a Christian is morning out
    of this cold friendless, dark world into eternal daylight. To die is not a tragedy, but a glorious experience. This old house of clay that Kat lived in was worth very little. It was not a bad bargain for her to exchange it for an immortal body. No, the
    loss of her body was really not a loss at all, but
    gains of eternity in the presence of CHRIST.
    Please share this with other family members . We’re a large family and it is not my intent to overlook anyone; charge it to my head and not my heart. I love you all bunches. Be Encouraged! Freda & N’Kayla

  27. Patricia Frank-Estelle

    There is no one like Kat Palmer. From the time I met her, until she died, she had always been a gregarious person, who spoke her mind. I always enjoyed her company and her lighthearted manner. If anything ever bothered her, she never showed it. She always had kind words and a smile. Behind those dark glasses, she would size you up and then proceed to give you her advice, sometimes without you asking for it! Until we see her again in paradise………

  28. Margaret ,keisha thompson

    I’ll miss you my friend. Till we meet again may prayers be with the family

  29. Teresa Lynn Miller

    The Herbelin’s send our deepest condolences to the Palmer family. Remember she is in Jehovah’s memory. We will see her smiling, sweet face again. She could always make you laugh. Jack where do you think you get it from.

    David & Minnie Herbelin
    Becky Lewis
    Teresa Miller

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