“Therefore you have to grief now; but I will see you soon again, and your heart will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you.”
Marko Taylor Sr. also known as “Roc” was the youngest of three children born on December 24, 1970 to the proud parents of Henry Taylor and Audrey-Faye Hudson in Richmond, California and was described as a very adventurous and devious child. As he would often find his way down to the corner liquor store at the age of two wearing nothing more than a diaper.
Marko accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Saint Luke’s Baptist Church in Richmond, California.
Marko was always a driven and hardworking man, he had a passion and love for cutting hair which landed him at Moler Barber College in Oakland, Ca where he graduated and moved on to opening his own business by the name of Taylor’s Barbershop located in Richmond, Ca.
Keeping a business savvy mindset he then went on to open several other business which included a carpet cleaning company, janitorial company, and handyman/maintenance company giving him the name amongst family “Mr. Fix It”.
Determined to further his education and to continue building the “Taylor Empire” Marko attended Laney College then transferred to Solano College and went on to Sacramento State University to become a building contractor. Marko also completed his courses at the Contractors State License School where he passed with flying colors and was in pursuit of obtaining his contractors license for the state of California. He instilled in his children and family how valuable it was to further your education and to find the craft or business that fit you best to move forward in life.
Marko had a host of hobbies that he enjoyed outside of being the hardworking business man we knew. Amongst those hobbies were traveling with his lovely wife, golfing, cooking, working out, fishing, being out on water, debating, flying birds, and taking rides on his motorcycle but most of all he enjoyed quality time spent with children and grandchildren.
Marko departed this earthly life on January 18th, 2020. He was proceeded in death by his first wife Cherese Taylor, his beloved daughter Markeisha Taylor, both parents, Henry Taylor Jr. and Audrey-Faye Hudson, and both sets of grandparents, Henry Sr. and Juanita Taylor & Walter and Louise Hudson.
Marko leaves behind to cherish his memories, his Wife Mikala “Kim” Taylor, daughters Kaniyah, Markia, Marianna and Marshanae Taylor, his son Marko Taylor Jr. Grandchildren, Jakiyah Anderson, Patrick McTyer II and D’zyer Taylor, a brother, Derrick Taylor, a sister, Teresa Carter, nieces Jasma Holly, Derrica Taylor, Erica Taylor, Ryann Washington, nephews, Jarrel Carter, Robert Murray, J Jones, Terry Harris, Demarre Washington Jr, aunts Lena Simpson, Jeanette Hill, Wendy Owens, Dorthy Jean Wallace, Christine Hudson, Paula Shields and a host of other family members, cousins, and close friends.
Though our hearts are heavy we are all blessed to say that we were able to experience the blessing that was “Roc”, through ups and down, tears and laughter he remained that same strong yet sweet soul that always put his family first. We will forever keep his memory alive and pass down the importance of having your own while up keeping the “Taylor Empire”.
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