Benjamin Taylor known as Ben the son of the late Elder George W. Taylor and Saint Romie Hampton-Taylor was born January 2, 1950 in Wake County, North Carolina. Early May 8, 2014 he quietly slept into the hands of the Almighty.
Benjamin was educated in Bernard Brown grade school and Hartford Public High School. He attended Lincoln University and was awarded his Bachelors of Art Degree. He later continued his education and was awarded his Masters of Art Degree from the University of Michigan.
On November 18, 1976, Benjamin married Janice Pierce. The couple had three beautiful children, Chanel Taylor, Shane Taylor and Shawn Taylor. Benjamin was an employee at the University of Ohio as the Director of The Right to Read Program. He later embarked on his life long career with the Department of Defense as a Defense Contract Manager Specialist. During his career with the Department of Defense he was promoted to an International Contract Specialist.
Benjamin was a saved member of the United House of Prayer For All People. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, godfather and dear friend. He is survived by wife, Janice Taylor; children, Chanel Taylor, Shane Taylor and Shawn Taylor; grandsons, Kyhmir Green-Taylor and Ashawn Taylor; brothers, Bishop Cleveland Taylor (Geraldine, George Taylor (Barbara) and David Taylor; sisters, Barbara Connor, Lessierene Wingard (Alan) and Ruth Richardson; goddaughter, Dara McKenzie; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Special friends, William Smitty and Wilson Womack.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at United House of Prayer For All People, 1430 22nd Street South, St. Petersburg, Florida.
Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park