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GLORIA TAYLOR EDWARDS, D.C.J. - Author & Broadcast Journalist
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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).


 (List updated 10/04/2017 *)

http://www.alcoholtreatment.net  *


Break the Silence Virginia: http://www.breakthesilenceva.org/

1-800-838-8238 National Coalition Against Domestic Violence: http://www.ncadv.org  

National Domestic Violence Hotline24-Hour Access * Translators Available: 1-800-799-72331-800-787-3224 TTY for the Deaf: http://www.ndvh.org 

Preventing Domestic Abuse Crimes

RehabCenter.net -- Guide to Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence: http://www.rehabcenter.net/domestic-violence-and-substance-abuse  

Stepping Stones' U.S. Domestic Violence Centers and Shelters 

https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/recovery-blog/liquor-store-and-violence/ *

Information on Recognizing Verbal Abuse by ANGELA LAMBERT, Drug/Alcohol Counselor

AYNOIT ASHOR (Domestic violence issues): http://www.aynoitashor.webs.com/