Randall Charles Taylor was born in Columbus, Ohio on January 24, 1947 to the union of the late Charles Herbert and Bobbi Lee Taylor.
Randall was a 1966 Graduate of Eastmoor High School, where he was a gifted scholar-athlete who participated on the track and basketball teams. After graduation, he attended The Ohio State University as a member of the track team. He later joined the United States Marine Corps and was employed at both Ohio Penitentiary and General Motors.
Randall accepted Christ at an early age. He was a long-time member of Mt. Vernon AME Church in Columbus, Ohio and later joined the Guiding Truth Missionary Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan. He often spoke about his love for The Lord and his favorite scripture, Psalm 23.
Randall will be fondly remembered as someone who was full of life, laughter, and love for his family. He always had a smile and a kind word, and was very suave and debonair. He loved traveling, fishing, and listening to music, especially The Temptations and the Four Tops. Randall was the “life of the party” and would never sit if there was an opportunity to dance!
Randall departed this life peacefully on November 20, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. He is pre-deceased by Wife: Mary Mathis-Taylor; Parents: Charles Herbert & Bobbie Lee Taylor; Sister: Joyce Taylor; Nephew: Robert Kelly; Niece: Imani “Margaret” Williams-Jones.
He leaves to cherish his memory: Daughter: Renee’ (Bernard) Johnson, Charlotte, NC; Grandchildren: India Hairston, Miami, FL, and Brandon Taylor Johnson, Columbus, OH; Great-Grandchildren: Kylah Rae and Bishop Johnson, Charlotte, NC. Twin Brother: Robert (Barbara) Taylor, Columbus, OH; Sister: Jacqueline (Thomas) Gravely, Detroit, MI; Aunt: Ruby Small, Columbus, OH. Nieces: Stephanie Wiggins-Lipson; Kimberly Fowler, Columbus, OH, Jamie Felder, Renee’ Chapman, Detroit, MI, and Tifany (David) Hunt, Seatac, WA. Nephew: Richard Wiggins, Los Angeles, CA. Special cousins: Mary Francis Blackwell, Jamie Small-Price, Herman “Jericho” Williams, Harold Small, and Robert Small; a host of other cousins, great nieces and nephews, and life-long friends; and he will be sorely missed by all.
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