Michael Eugene Taylor, 54, was born to Hollis and Marguerite (Robinson) Taylor on February 28, 1966 in South Bend, Indiana. He attended Perley Elementary School, Jefferson Middle School and graduated from Adams High School in 1984. He was a life long resident of the east side.
Michael participated in track, basketball and football during his school years. After high school he worked many years as a skilled laborer. He was known by many as the "gentle giant". He grew up with his cousins, Calvin, Kevin and Annice Carter, Nate Robinson III, Loretta Mattai and Eric Robinson.
Michael is survived by both parents, Hollis and Marguerite; brothers: Lamar H. Taylor of South Bend, Moswen Taylor of Indianapolis, Indiana; sisters: Jacquelyn Taylor and Mary Happy Cherry of South Bend; nieces: Keonnis, Ramal and Julayna; nephew, Lamar Taylor Jr.; a great aunt, Evelyn Robinson Smith of Cleveland, Ohio; aunts: Myra Carter, Mary Mattai, Maria Mitchell; uncles: Marshall and Marcus Robinson; cousin, Michah Robinson; aunt, Mary Jackson; special friends: Tony JoJo, Jeffrey Fenimore and Bird.
He was preceded in death by maternal grandparents: Nathaniel and Renelda Robinson; paternal grandparents: Cleveland and Minnie (Taylor) Hudson; uncle, Nathaniel Robinson Jr.; aunt, Marcia Robinson and great-grandmother, Etta Bowens.
Michael your body has gone to its final resting place, your soul and spirit will live on through your loved ones. Cherished and loved, yesterday, today and forever.
Burial will follow at St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park.
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