Tauron “Bop” Durham


Tauron “Bop“ Durham was born August 17th, 2010 in Columbus, OH, to Wendy Tucker and John Durham. Tauron was affectionately known as Bop to his family and loved ones.

Tauron was a 7th grader at Horizon Science Academy. He was very intelligent and always had big dreams. Tauron loved to dance; That’s where he got the name Bop, because he was always bopping around as a young child. Tauron loved to play basketball. He would always be in the house or outside, bouncing the ball around. His favorite meal was a number 5 from McDonalds with a large Dr. Pepper on the side. One thing about it, he was going to eat a lot! Tauron was a son, a brother and uncle to many. He was very family orientated and always made sure to spread his love around to everyone as much as he could.

On December 2, 2023, at the age of 13, Tauron was called to be home with our Lord. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Bernita J. Durham; grandfathers, John S. Durham, and Louis E. Thompson Jr.

Those left to cherish Tauron’s memory is his parents, Wendy Tucker and John Durham; grandmother, Sylvia Johnson (Roy Barnes); uncle, Antonio Tucker; aunt, Andretta Tucker; sisters, Myshaquala, Tylaesha, Dalona, Daylanae and D’airah; brothers, Terrance, Trevon, and Eric Jr.; nieces, Ky’liyah, Na’Riyah, Ara’Bella and Khali; nephews, Antonio, Ky’waun, Mi’rell, My’waun and Bryson; close cousins, Michael Jr., Riniyah, Riliyah, Ladrell and MikeQuan; God parents, Antonio Taylor and Sherita Florida; special aunts, Shantina, Gina and Tamika; uncle, Dion; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and dear friends.

Visitation 1:00pm and Funeral 2:00pm Wednesday, December 13, 2023 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Elder Terrance D. Garr

    “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27 NIV

    May this peace of God rest upon you, the family of Tauron, and keep your hearts and minds as you grieve this great loss. I cannot and will not say, I understand your feelings because that would be disrespectful, but I know God will hold you close to His heart and comfort you in ways that cannot be measured or understood.

    Tauron was a child of many layers, who only let those that were sincere, honest and willing to be patient, compassionate and sometimes get their feelings hurt, to see beneath those layers and grow to love the honest and innocent, yet wise child he was. Full of life, and when he would allow you to see him smile or hear him laugh, it was an awesome experience!

    I pray that those memories you built with Tauron will bring you comfort and the love you shared will bring you peace. He may be gone physically, but his spirit lives on.

    Miss Wendy, I love you and will continue to lift you up in prayer as I have when I first met you and Eric at Livingston and then the rest of your children and finally, Tauron!

    To Mr. Durham and all of Tauron’s family, you have my prayers! God comfort each of you daily, even minute by minute is my prayer.

    Mr. Garr

  2. My son is a teacher at New Horizons Science Academy and told me of the loss of one of its students. My heart was instantly broken for you. I will be holding your family in my heart this week.

  3. I’m so very sorry for your loss. May God confort you and your family.

  4. I’m so sorry to hear about your loss sis. I will be praying for you and your family and just know that god has you wrapped in his arms. I Love y’all ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  5. Praying for comfort and some type of peace at this time.

  6. may god bless you.

  7. My condolences to u & your family sending hugs and prayers Wendy praying for peace and comfort

    • he was a good friend and he was in my class always making the class laugh and fun when i heard about this i was heartbroken. may god bless you and and your family we will always have you in our heart.️❤️

  8. I miss you bop

  9. Not a day goes by that i don’t think about you you was like a brother to me i can’t wait to see you in the afterlife but get your rest and fly high love you my brother.

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