Sgt. Robert Earl Taylor 69, of Marrero, LA, entered eternal life On Saturday July 15, 2023, at West Jefferson Hospital in Marrero, LA.
Robert was born on March 9, 1954, in Waterproof, LA, to the late James Earl Taylor and Gladys Watson Taylor. After graduating from L.B. Landy Sr. High School in 1973, he enlisted into the United States Army. In 1974 he married his high school sweetheart Kathy Pierre. Robert and Kathy went on to have 4 beautiful children, Robert E. Taylor Jr., Shavon T. Henry (Shawn) Arion T. Scott (Noel), Kahyla Karlynda Taylor.
In 1993 Robert fully retired from the military. Robert attended Delta College in 1984 where he received his degree in culinary arts. He worked as a longshoreman chef for Delta Catering. Later he went on to work at Oil Mop as a Hazardous Waste and Emergency Response Operator.
Robert enjoyed his wife, children, family, and friends. He is known to be the "King" of Dominos and Spades. He loved fishing and spending time in his own personal mancave "THE SHED" If ever anyone could not find him inside the house he was always known to be found in "THE SHED".
Robert had a tremendous love for music, he often brought his family together spinning records on his turn table. He was truly a family man and spent his retirement traveling with the love of his life Kathy "Kat", visiting all his brothers and family from state to state.
When Robert met a person, he remained their friend for a lifetime. He had friends that ranged from 20 years old to 80 years old. Robert loved his Pastor and church family. He took his duty as an usher seriously. You would always see him standing at the entrance clapping off beat with a side to side two step and shoulder shrug, praising God with that quiet sweet smile. He was also a member of the brotherhood of Mt. Sinai B.C. and sung in the Male choir.
Robert loved the Lord and attending church service. He would always be the first person dressed and out of the house on Sunday's sitting in the car eating a banana while everyone else would be rushing. We know Robert is gatekeeping in heaven.
He will truly be missed. He leaves behind his Beloved wife Kathy Pierre Taylor, Son Robert Earl Taylor Jr., daughters Shavon T. Henry, Arion T. Scott, and Kahyla K. Taylor. 6 grandchildren Rojuan E. Taylor, Raheem Taylor Bonnet, Rob Earl Taylor and Royal Elijiah Taylor, Nyla Abigail Henry, Haleigh Elizbeth Henry, Stefan Henry. 1 great grandchild Royce Elijah Taylor. His brothers Roy Taylor, Don Taylor, James Taylor (Jacqueline) Michael Taylor (Rogerlyn). Sisters Rosa Nell Taylor, and Brenda T. Houston (Johnny).
He is proceeded in death by his parents, James Taylor Sr., and Gladys Watson Taylor., brothers Dennis and Tommy Taylor, sisters Mary and Cathy Taylor, his mother-in-law, Deaconess Margaret Pierre
Relatives and friends and family are invited to attend the Celebration of Life Service on which will be held on Friday, July 28, 2023, at Mount Sinai Baptist Church located at 1249 LeBouef Street, Algiers, LA 70131. The visitation will begin at 9 a.m., and the service will begin at 11 a.m. Pastor Dudley Watson officiating. Military Burial with honors will follow on Wednesday, August 2, 2023, at Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery located at 34888 Grantham College Drive, Slidell, LA 70040, for 12:30 p.m.
The family would like to thank 1st Lake Properties, Ochsner Medical Center- Westbank campus, Ochsner Rehabilitation Center, Touro Hospital Orthopedic Unit Q7, Rent -A-Center, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Cardiology- Nashville Tennessee, Veterans Affairs of New Orleans, Robinson Family Funeral home, Ruby's Place and Sisters Catering.
Due to Covid - 19, facemasks are encouraged.
Funeral planning entrusted to Robinson Family Funeral Home 9611 La - 23, Belle Chasse, La 70037 (504) 208 - 2119.