On May 5, 1984, STEPHEN GERRAD TAYLOR, also known as “Elmo”, was born to LorettaTaylor Carter and the late Maurice Ivory, Sr. On Thursday, October 17, 2019, God dispatched His angels of mercy to Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, to transition Stephen from his earthly home to his Heavenly home that He had prepared for him.
Stephen accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and was a firm believer in His Word. His formal education was received in the Halifax County Public School System. He had numerous employment opportunities as an adult and finally found one that he enjoyed at MPW Industrial Services, Inc., where he remained until his health declined.
Stephen cared deeply for his family and friends who meant everything to him. He will be greatly missed and always remembered by those whose lives he touched in so many special ways.
In addition to his father, Stephen was preceded in death by his grandmother, Nannie Mae Alston Taylor; his uncles, John and Robert Taylor, and Johnny Williams; and his niece, Nevaeh Hawkins.
Stephen’s memory will remain constant and forever cherished by his mother, Loretta Taylor-Carter (Bobby) of Littleton, NC; his daughter, Londyn Taylor-Wilkins of Wendell, NC; his son, Xzavier Gerrad Taylor of Jackson, NC; three sisters, Krystian Taylor of Littleton, NC, Maresa Blake (Ilijahjuan) of Roanoke Rapids, NC, and Mariah Ivory of Durham, NC; one brother, Maurice Ivory, Jr. of Roanoke Rapids, NC; three aunts, Sheryl Taylor of Atlanta, GA, Deborah Williams of Littleton, NC, and Clarice Smith (Eddie) of Roanoke Rapids, NC; his grandfather, James L. Taylor of the home; two great-aunts, Beaulah Hawkins of Petersburg, VA, and Shirley Alston of Littleton, NC; one great-uncle, Matt L. Taylor (Viola) of Brooklyn, NY; two nephews, Imarion and Ilijahjuan Blake, Jr. of Roanoke Rapids, NC; a special cousin with whom he shared an unbreakable bond, Jasmine Mallory of the Medoc Community in Enfield, NC; a very special young lady whom he cared for deeply, Christy Wilkins of Wendell, NC; two very special young men with whom he shared a special bond and who had a very special place in his heart, JaQuavius and JaQuan Wilkins of Wendell, NC; three adoring women who loved him as their own son, Bettie Wilkins of Wendell, NC, and Sandra Harris-Patterson and Judy Boyd of Littleton, NC; two very special men with whom shared a deep friendship, Samuel Patterson and Andre Boyd of Littleton, NC; and a host of cousins, other relatives and loyal friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, October 26, 2019, in the chapel of the funeral home, 215 US Highway 158, Littleton, NC. Rev. Leon Carter will deliver the eulogy, and burial will follow in the Enon Baptist Church Cemetery, 325 Moore Street, Littleton, NC. The body will repose on Friday, October 25, 2019, from 12:00 Noon – 8:00 P.M. with the family receiving friends from 6:00-8:00 P.M.