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Shalon Taylor Wilson

Shalon Taylor Wilson
February 20
12:14 2024

Shalon Taylor Wilson, age 47, of Baird, formerly of Breckenridge, passed away Sunday, January 18, 2024. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, February 23, at Bethany Baptist Church with Dr. Genoa Goad and Carl Everett officiating. Interment will follow in the Breckenridge Cemetery under the direction of Morehart Mortuary. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, February 22, at Morehart Mortuary.

Shalon Beth Taylor was born in Stamford, Texas, to parents Jerry Dean Taylor and Mary Ruth Brown Taylor on August 20, 1976. Her family moved to Breckenridge from Stamford in the late 1980s, and Shalon attended schools and was a member of the Breckenridge High School Class of 1994. After graduation, she went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Abilene Christian University. She attended school on a full scholarship for volleyball and was an All-Conference Middle Blocker for the Lone Star Conference. She continued her studies at ACU and began her Master’s Degree work in Special Education and Mental Retardation Studies. Shalon worked as a Special Education teacher for several years with Stamford ISD and Breckenridge ISD. After she had her two daughters, she decided to stay home with them for a few years. On January 31, 2016, she married David Wilson in Breckenridge. In her free time, Shalon dabbled in oil painting and discovered her artistic talent. Over the years, her work has been displayed in several galleries, including the Beaudry Gallery in the downtown Dallas Design District. She also has paintings featured throughout the continental United States, Germany, France, Peru and Australia.

In June of 2018, she began working as the Director of the Breckenridge Fine Arts Center. Shalon’s love of art and community made her the perfect fit for this position. She brought art from all over the world to Breckenridge and helped host many fundraiser events through the years. Shalon had a passion for involving local children in the Center’s activities and helped to share her love of art through summer camps and other special events.

Faith was a huge part of Shalon’s life. She loved the Lord and sharing about Him with others. She was active in the prison ministry at the Walker Sayle Unit from 2018 to 2019. She was a dear friend to many and loved to spend time with her family and friends. She enjoyed being outdoors, hunting and fishing, especially with David and Jerry. Shalon brought joy to so many with her big smile and words of encouragement. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church and was a member of the Ridge Cowboy Church for the past several years. She was also a member of the Breckenridge Noon Lions Club.

Shalon is survived by her husband, David Wilson of Baird; four daughters and one son, Elizabeth Griffith of Wichita Falls, Katherine Griffith of Dallas, Kaitlyn Wilson, and Rowdy Wilson and wife Miranda, all of Abilene, and Ashleigh D’Andrea and husband Anthony of Surprise, Arizona; her parents, Jerry and Ruth Taylor of Breckenridge; siblings, Tiffne Whitley and husband Joel of Tioga, and Mark Taylor and wife Joni of Kermit; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Breckenridge Fine Arts Center or to the American Diabetes Association and may be left at Morehart Mortuary. Condolences may be made online at


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