November 4, 1996 – January 23, 2023
On Monday, January 23, 2023, a beloved father, son, brother, and friend passed away unexpectedly. TeAndrey Lajohn Taylor, also known to many as “Tee, T-Money, and Money” was 26 years old born and raised in Hopewell, VA. TeAndrey graduated from Hopewell High School, Class of 2016. While at Hopewell High, he played baseball, basketball, and football with his brother. He later decided with his brother’s inspiration to attend Virginia Union University in Richmond, VA.
TeAndrey enjoyed spending time with friends, playing basketball, gambling, and going to clubs. TeAndrey was a die-hard Washington Commanders fan. TeAndrey was a Hopewell Blue Devil fan whom you could catch on the sideline cheering as if he was the coach of the team.
Those who had the chance to get to know TeAndrey described him as a warm, caring, and humorous person with a smile that would light-up any room. He honored the “Heady Murphy and Jug Head” jokes. If asked how TeAndrey would like to be remembered I believe that he would say, remember me as “Mr. Finesse” or “Mr. Larceny.”
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, John Cole and Fred Taylor, Sr.; aunts, Blynder Amoah and Peggy Tyler; uncle, Evander Thomas; and cousin, Terrell “Nelski” Tyler.
TeAndrey is survived by his parents, Orlando Taylor (Martha) and Vannette Taylor-Turner (Melvin); daughter, Ryian Johnson (mother Jasmine) and son, Kari Jones (mother, Tejuana); sisters, Briana and Voncelia Thomas (Ja’von), Yasmin Tyler and Yalonda Williams; brothers, Tabyus Taylor (Akira), Orlando Taylor, and Darrell Taylor; grandparents, Karen Thomas (Tim), Willard Skinner, Annie Taylor, Hampton and Carolyn Blanding, Shirley and Phillip Covington; uncle, Brian Thomas; aunts, Nidra Mason (Alonzo) and Philandra Covington; nieces, Jadyn (devoted), Kemora, Jamiya, Kodi, Kayden, and Ahlani; nephews, Jamari, Kari, and Kayden “Jake”; god-mother Diane Bowman; close family and friends that TeAndrey considered his brothers, Jamel Thomas, Damonye Taylor, Romonte Pettaway, Eric Ware, Darrick Holmes, Daquan Blow, Zareef Johnson, LaWayne Allen, and Donovan Ennis; and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends too numerous to name.
Services will be held 3:00 P.M., Monday January 30, 2023, in the Chapel of J. M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc., 102 South Avenue, Petersburg, VA, Pastor Sinclair Rowe, eulogist.
Viewing for Mr. Taylor will be held one hour prior to the funeral service.
J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc., 102 South Avenue, Petersburg, VA, (804) 732-8911, watch the funeral services live online at www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com.