|LORA LOUISE TAYLOR BARNES
LORA LOUISE TAYLOR BARNES was born on January 14, 1964 to Nina Spain Wallace and Albert Taylor, Sr. Lora graduated from George Wythe High School. Her caring
nature led her into the nursing field, and to obtain her license as a Medical Technician. Lora’s early start in nursing
included a stint with Libby Convalescent Center. After that, Lora went on to work for eighteen years at the Beth Shalom Nursing
Home, and ten years at Lakewood Manor Nursing Home. Lora was a valued staff member at both facilities, and was dearly
loved by all who knew her. On the morning of Thursday, March 20, 2008, Lora was murdered in her Henrico County home. At the time of her death,
Lora was forty-four (44) years old. Lora loved her family, her co-workers and her patients; but it was obvious to all that
she doted over her grandchildren, and maintained a huge influence in their lives. To keep Lora’s memory alive, our family submitted
a request to Virginia’s Silent Witness Program to have a life-sized plywood silhouette created that will forever remind
others about the national issue of domestic violence. Inscribed on the statuette are the following words (from Lora)
written by her sister, Gloria: “He made me feel beautiful and wanted…like none of the others
before him. But soon he became jealous and controlling. My fear…his threats…my shame…isolated
me in ways I can’t begin to describe. Then…he murdered me! HEAR my story…SEE the signs…become PROACTIVE
about the rise in domestic violence!”
Click here to visit LORA TAYLOR BARNE's memorial site.
Click here to see the Richmond (Virginia) Times Dispatch story re: 'Remembering LORA TAYLOR BARNES.
Click the image below to go to the National Domestic
Violence Hotline web site
|Domestic Violence Hotline
|Radio Show Dedicated to Lora
|Pictured: Gloria (right) in the studio with siblings, Al Taylor (center) and Christie Hamlin (left).