David L. Taylor

Published 11:09 am Friday, April 1, 2016

BOYKINS—David Lee Taylor, 55, of Boykins, Virginia was called home on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at Sentara Obici Hospital in Suffolk, Virginia.



David was born on February 18, 1961 in Southampton County, VA to the late Herman David Barnes and Fannie Lee Ridley Taylor. David was very soft-spoken and quiet in nature. At a young age, David took an interest in the outdoors and sports.  He loved going fishing, playing basketball and watching sports.  Those who knew him, know that he was a big Redskins fan.  He was employed with Planters for the last few years.

He received his education in Southampton County Public Schools.  He graduated from high school in 1979. During his high school tenure, he was even voted as “Best Dressed” by his classmates.

David was also a member of his high school basketball team. In May 2011, David received two degrees from Paul D. Camp Community College.  He obtained a double major, one was a Degree of Associate in Applied Science in Industrial Technology (Electronic Controls) the other was a Degree of Associate in Applied Science in Industrial Technology (Electronics/Electrical), magna cum laude.

He would always tell his younger family members, “make sure you get your education.”

He leaves to cherish his memories:  three sons, David Jenkins (Tia Eason) of Gates, NC; Justin & Jordan Jenkins of Boykins, VA; mother of his children, Lisa Ann Jenkins of Boykins, VA; one grandson, David Jenkins, Jr.; siblings, Carolyn Taylor-Harroo (Carl) of Matawan, NJ; Jeffrey Taylor (Rose) of Emporia, VA; Anthony Taylor (Sandy) of Charlotte, NC; Renise Stephens (Dupree) of Boykins, VA; Roslyn Taylor of Franklin, VA; one aunt, Ella Stephenson of Boykins, Virginia; thirteen nieces and nephews; four great-nieces; a sister-at-heart Francine Ridley, four brothers-at-heart, MacArthur Ridley, Melvin Ridley, Alvares Ridley and Christopher Woodley, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Faison’s Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements where there will be a Celebration of Life 1:00 p.m.Saturday, April 2, 2016 at the J. W. Faison Memorial Chapel 301 Park Street Seaboard, North Carolina.

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