Raymond Taylor


Raymond Lee Taylor was born August 3, 1948 in Lundale, WV to the late Blanche L. Wright Taylor and John Otis Taylor, Sr.

Raymond attended North Gallia High School in Vinton, OH. Resided in Gallipolis and Columbus Ohio.

As a young man he was a professional tractor trailer operator, worked in health care at Holzer Health System in Gallipolis, OH and food services at Bellisio Foods in Jackson, OH. Later in life he was self-employed.

Raymond worshipped with Exodus Fellowship Church in Columbus, OH. Was known and loved for his can-do attitude and spirit. He looked out for his neighbors, family, and friends.

Raymond departed this life on Sunday, August 13, 2020 at Ohio State East Hospital in Columbus, OH.

Raymond leaves to cherish his memory, son, Leon (Dawnesa) DeLorch; loving companion, Sheila Smith; brother, Willis Taylor; sisters, Vivian Remmer and Ruby Nelly Taylor; and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, extended family, and friends.

Private Services entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Condolence Messages

  1. There are no words to express the sorrow in our hearts. When it comes to death it’s never easy saying goodbye, it could take years to except that the person is no longer with you. God understand our pain. That’s why he provides us with comfort from his word the Bible. Truly sorry for your loss.

  2. Take comfort in the good memories you’ve shared.

  3. Dear cousin Sheila my condolences on the loss of cousin Ray. He always tried to help somebody and was a good Christian man. I will miss him but I know that one day we will see him again. Love and peace your cousin, Kujenga Eliyah Ashe’

  4. Too family, He was the best grandfather and father in law ever giving ! truly a blessing. Full of life and carried a big heart. Never held back on what was on his mind. My kids couldn’t of have a better blessing. As well as myself. He was always there every step of the way. So hurt but also jealous for I know he’s in a better place.. We loved u so dearly. And I always will. Donavan Delorch Desmond delorch , deanna Devonna and shari..

  5. I am so sorry for our loss, he will truly, truly be missed. He was good to us and we will never forget him.

  6. We have ALL loss a good soul. May Mr. Raymond forever rest in peace. My condolences to Ms. Sheila and all family and friends.
    Linita Jackson-Coker
    Shyonna’s grandmother

  7. Your life was celebrated. You will be missed. My condolences to your son my 1st cousin whom I never met in 40 years . May GOD bless you and comfort you during this time. Love you.

    Jenel Bridges

  8. Margo L Canady-Johnson

    On behalf of the Canady family (we were neighbors in Vinton, Oh – Glen Summit, Gallia County), our deepest condolences. May you rest in peace.

    Margo Canady-Johnson
    (daughter of Shirley Canady)

  9. Sharon (Turner) Williamson

    To the family, you are my cousins and even though I don’t remember meeting you I do remember your mother. I’m so sorry to hear about Raymond, just heard of his death. Please know you’re in my thoughts and prayers.

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