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Thomas A. Taylor Jr., was born June 28, 1955, in Memphis, Tennessee, to Ella Robinson and Thomas A. Taylor Sr., After living in Tennessee, for a few years, the family relocated to Chicago, Illinois when Thomas, was four years old.
Thomas, graduated from Fenger High School and also graduated from Lincoln Technical School where he learned to become a master mechanic.
Thomas, worked for Solo cup company, which was re-named Dart Container. Thomas, had an impeccable work ethic. He went to work no matter what. He worked hard and diligently at Dart Container for 22 years, shy of a month from retirement, he worked on foreign and domestic cars . There wasn’t a car that he couldn't fix. he also, was a master Carpenter.
Thomas and Summer, was blessed to have a blended family James, Terrance, Terika, and Thomas III, and seven grandchildren and one on the way. His love for his family was unparalleled and unconditional. He was Unapologetically the patriarch, never one to beat around the bush and never wavering in this role. He instilled in them a love for God, and family. He truly loved his wife Summer, the love of his life. His last words were “I love you Summer.”
In his teen years Thomas, accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior. Thomas, was a lover of learning. He collected and read all different types of bible and books and mentor everyone that would listen about Christ his Lord and Savior.
Thomas, departed this life in the early morning hours of Sunday, June 19, 2022, nine days before his 67th birthday. He was proceeded in death by his father Thomas A. Taylor Sr. and his mother Ella Taylor, and both sets of grandparents.
He leaves to cherish his memory and continue his legacy: the love of his life, his wife Summer Taylor, oldest to youngest ,one step son James Alexander, son Terrance Woods, daughter Terika Green, son Thomas A. Taylor III, his siblings: Michael A. Taylor (Dorothy), Cheryl Mosley (Gurney), Timothy Taylor ( Mary), Aferen Taylor (Lynn) Grandchildren: Prince Amani, Pharrah, Princess Amyra, Zaiden, Ayden, Princeton, Princess Ava. Countless cousins, nieces, nephews, who affectionately called him uncle Tony, other relatives, friends and beloved church members to treasure his memory.