Graveside services for Diane Taggart McWhorter, 76, of Greenville will be held for immediate family only due to COVID at Leland-Stoneville Cemetery. She passed away on Sunday, September 20, 2020 at her home from complications following a recent brain cancer diagnosis. Arrangements are under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville.
She was born on April 5, 1944, in Greenville, MS, and was the daughter of Alice Belle and James Burt Taggart.
Diane worked portions of her life at Cotton Patch and Farnsworth’s. She was always busy, often working behind the scenes to help those in need starting as early as the mid-70’s. Her true work in later life was nursing her ailing parents and husband. She was a natural caregiver and a fierce advocate for her family. Diane dedicated her life to her love for Jesus Christ, her love for her family, and helping those less fortunate. She was a life-long member of First Baptist Church.
Diane was preceded in death by her parents, Alice Belle Taggart and James Burt Taggart, Sr., her sister, Barbara Taggart Williams, and her husband Max McWhorter, Sr. She is survived by her son Max McWhorter, Jr. of Hoover, AL, daughter Sug McWhorter Borgognoni of Lake Village, AR, her brother, James Burt Taggart, Jr., of Little Rock, AR, and many nieces and nephews.
Diane was a steadfast guardian of family history. She came most alive when telling stories about the “old days” to younger members of the family and her heart ached for those whom she had lost over the years. Her family is thankful that she is at peace in the company of her family and the Lord. She will live on in our hearts through the stories that she told and the joy that she shared with all of us while on this earth.