Rodney Taylor Obituary, Death- We, the family and friends, announce the demise of our dearly loved Rodney Taylor with sorrowful hearts. Rodney Steven Taylor “Rod” of Shannon was born on Tuesday, November 20, 1979, in Baltimore, Maryland. He completed his 43-year trip when he was born into eternity on Sunday, April 9, 2023.
Rod graduated from Native American Christian Academy in 2000 after attending Red Springs High School in 1999. He studied business and Sunday school at Native American Bible College from 2000 to 2002. He served his community while working for the LRDA housing department from 2002 to 2004, where he developed a love for people. Rod has since committed his entire life and career to serving the community.
In 2004, he founded Majestic Home Care of Red Springs, North Carolina, which he ran for several years out of his love for the elderly and the disabled communities. He established Taylor Dew Consulting LLC in 2013, which creates and manages medical offices for doctors and other healthcare professionals. Since 2004, Rod has successfully established enterprises in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Ohio for the benefit of the community.
At the time of his passing, he was also the clinical director for Integrity Wellness Center, an opiate treatment facility, and the owner and operator of Integrity Homecare Solutions. Rod represented the “Stop the Pain – Rennert Division” during his free time. Along with his mother and niece, he also enjoyed singing some traditional Southern gospel songs. Additionally, for more than 20 years, he performed and traveled with Youth in Christ, a ministry started by his second mother and mentor, Ms. Joyce McMillian.
Lacy and Barbara Freeman, Rod’s maternal grandparents, and Hoss and Mildred Taylor, his paternal grandparents, both passed away before him. He loved car racing, helping others, going shopping, going on vacation, dining, and creating memories with the people he cared about. Despite not having any biological children of his own, Rodney cherished his cousins, nephews, and nieces as if they were his own offspring. His parents, James Stephen Taylor and Cinder (Cindy) Freeman Taylor, his brothers, Derrick Taylor (Rhonda) and Tommy Brayboy, his close friend Leslie Dew “Pookie,” and an aunt he thinks of as a sister are all left to adore.
Rev. Kay Carter had a number of close relatives and friends, including Angela Oxendine, a special cousin he referred to as his sister, as well as the nieces Aleyha Taylor and Kaylen Taylor, the nephews D J Taylor, Kelton Scott, and Jeritt Taylor, great-nephews Nakiya D. Taylor, Coden Maynor, Chantzen Hoss Taylor, Waydon Jacobs, and Jestin Jacobs.
The funeral service will be held at God’s Holy Assembly Church on Friday, April 14, 2023, at 3:00 PM. Following the service, Bishop Ricky Deese, Revs. Asturn Bartch and Hedrick Jones will officiate at the burial in the Welcome Holiness Church. Boles Funeral Home in Red Springs will be open for visitation on Thursday, April 13, 2023, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Boles Funeral Home in Red Springs has been given the responsibility for the services.