Pauline Love, age 92 ascended into Heaven very peacefully with her daughter Cyndie at her side on January 12, 2024. She was born on October 27, 1931 in Rusk, Texas and the last of the surviving eight children of Claude and Gertie Higgins. She had two brothers, Bill and Jeff and 6 sisters, Adelle, Ozelle, Mozelle, Marcelle and Della Delle.
Pauline married the love of her life, Taylor Lee Love, on January 15, 1950 in Rusk, Texas. They had three children while living in North and South Carolina, Ronald Lee Love, Robert Timothy Love, and Cynthia Rene' Love. They moved back to Texas in 1957 and eventually bought a home at 1412 Woodcrest in Mesquite. Pauline and Taylor were one of the first members of Edgemont Park Baptist Church in Mesquite. It was here that they devoted much of their time over the next 40+ years worshipping, witnessing, and making lots of friends.
Years later, Pauline also had a part in establishing their new church, Church on the Hill. After the loss of Taylor and the decline of her health, she became more of an outreach member. The members there who loved them both continued to minister to her in so many ways even after her move to Flint, TX.
Pauline was a "people person." She totally loved being around and doing things with her friends and family. In their retirement years, she and Taylor had a very good group of friends from Edgemont Park Baptist Church that they took their vacations with. They traveled all across the US together and this was something that Pauline loved to talk about.
There was no one that looked more forward to having a stay in the hospital than Pauline. It was more like a social event than anything else. She enjoyed having all her family and friends there and always seemed to have all the nurses fall in love with her, even with the circus atmosphere that it sometimes created.
The kitchen was always a place of gathering at the Love home. Pauline loved to cook and share her food with friends and family that would drop by to see them. It might not be more than pinto beans and cornbread, but it always made you come back for more. You could always count on a cup of coffee and some kind of cake or pie to go with it. Over the years she fed many happy people at their table.
No one could deny that Pauline was the "Queen of 42." She was as good as anyone in out-bidding and taking control of a game. She took her 42 seriously, but she would always tell her partner that it was just for fun, so just go ahead and bid!!!
Pauline retired after 30 years of working for Sears and Roebuck as a Mail Order Processor and Dept. Stockman. Even though she worked full time, she always found time to belong to the PTA and help with school parties and activities for her children. She practically never missed a ball game when her two sons were involved. This carried over to her grandchildren and great grandchildren also. She was always ready to go to one of her grandchildren's sporting events, plays, band performances or a barrel racing event. She loved her family very much and she showed it by always supporting them.
Pauline Love - our mom, our MaMa loved Jesus, her family, her friends and all those that crossed her path.