Marvin Lamont Taylor

1972 ~ 2020 (age 48)

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MARVIN LAMONT TAYLOR entered into eternal rest on Thursday, December 24, 2020 at Southside Regional Medical Center in Emporia, Virginia.  He was born on October 14, 1972 to Maybell Taylor Whitson and the late Marvin Harmon Singleton.  Marvin was preceded in death by his grandparents Cecil Thomas Taylor, Nellie Mae Tucker Taylor, Frank Singleton and Eva Singleton, his step-father, Carl Edward Whitson.

 MARVIN was born and raised in Emporia, Virginia and attended Greensville County Public Schools until the 4th grade then moved to Baltimore, Maryland where he lived and graduated from Dunbar High School.   Marvin later moved back to Emporia and was employed at Perdue Farms, Inc. for ten years.  After Perdue closed Marvin obtained other jobs in the area and fulfilled his dream of getting his CDL License from Southside Virginia Community College in Alberta, Virginia.   Years later Marvin moved to Raleigh, North Carolina where he obtained a job at Aw North Carolina where he was on medical leave at the time of his death.  While on medical leave, Marvin returned home to Emporia, Virginia to live with his mom and family.

 Marvin leaves to cherish his memories his son Trevon Lamont Taylor of Emporia, Virginia, his grandson Justice Shequr Taylor and Trevon’s mother Samantha White both of Baltimore, Maryland; his mother Maybell Taylor Whitson of Emporia, Virginia; his brothers Marvin Barnes (Jacline) of Texas, Dexter Detron Taylor (Tasha) of Emporia, Virginia, Titus Whitson (Keisha) of Emporia, Virginia, and Carl Edward Whitson, Jr. of Emporia, Virginia.  Three uncles; Cecil Taylor (Teresa), Willie Taylor (Wilma) and Bernard Taylor all of Emporia, Virginia, one aunt; Beatrice Taylor of Emporia, Virginia; one great-aunt; Ella Tucker of Jarratt, Virginia; one great-uncle; Fred Taylor (Connie) of Richmond, Virginia; Nephews: Dexter Taylor, Jr. and Daion Taylor of Emporia, Virginia, Carlos Williams and Zavier Barnes of Texas; nieces: Marissa Tyler, Cierra Barnes, Nakita Waller and Kariana Braham of Texas; a host of cousins, family and friends. 

 Marvin also leaves Marvin leaves behind his extended family all of Valentines, Virginia: Emma Adams who was a very near and dear, devoted friend, Shantel Boone and Johyra Henney whom he considered as his daughters, Aariyanna Boone, A’riyon Tennessee, Aurele Tennessee and A’rmon Tennessee whom he considered his grandchildren, and Jashanti Valentine whom he considered his niece and Shirley Valentine (Eric) whom he considered his sister, and special extended family members Joseph and Coleman Adams.  Known as La or Uncle Marvin to the Adams and Valentine children, Marvin was a part of our family for over twenty years and loved us just as much as we loved him.



Relatives and Friends are encouraged to visit Mr. Taylor's  tribute wall to share memories, extend condolences and to order floral tributes, as sentiments to the family.  


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January 8, 2021

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Knox-High Mortuary, Inc.
568 Halifax St.
Emporia, VA 23847

Graveside Service
January 9, 2021

2:00 PM
Manning Homesite
698 Manning Drive
Valentines, VA 23887

Interment following funeral service
January 9, 2021

Manning Family Cemetery
Moore Farm Road
Valentines, VA 23887

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