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Taylor Michele Black Paige

Obituary for Taylor Michele Black Paige

August 4, 1993 - April 20, 2021
Manassas, Virginia | Age 27

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Our Beloved Taylor Michele, loving daughter of Bruce Black and Beverly Young Black, was born August 4, 1993, in Arlington, Virginia at Arlington Hospital. She is the youngest of 3 siblings.

On Tuesday, April 20, 2021, Taylor heard the voice of Savior saying, "Welcome, thou good and faithful servant. You have fought a good fight; you have finished your course; you have kept the faith. You may enter into your rest."

Raised in a Christian home, Taylor committed her life to Jesus Christ and became a member of the Ebenezer Baptist Church, under the pastorate of Reverend Charles A. Lundy.
Taylor was baptized and married by the Dr. Rev Charles A. Lundy. Taylor attended the Ebenezer Baptist Church her entire life. First in Occoquan, Virginia attending Sunday School in the lobby of the bathroom, graduating to the upstairs pews on the right side and finally the classrooms at the Family Life Center. Taylor was involved in Youth Ministry, Cheerleading, Ushers, Ebenettes and Angelic Choirs and Hospitality Committee. Taylor volunteered at the Annual Family cookout with the activities committee.

Taylor was educated at Calvary Road Christian School in Alexandria, Virginia, Westridge Elementary, Woodbridge Middle and High School in Woodbridge, Virginia. Taylor worked for Fairfax County Community and Recreation as a volunteer and later as a Quality Assurance Coordinator with the Therapeutic Program. Taylor went on to further her education at Virginia Commonwealth University, graduating in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government. Taylor was currently in graduate school at Strayer University pursuing a Master of Public Administration. While also studying for the LSAT. Taylor's dream was to attend Law School Abroad and work in Social Justice and Disability Law. Taylor began her career field in Law Enforcement as a background investigator and then was employed with the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) as a federal contractor.

From birth Taylor made grand entrances. While at work on August 4th, 1993, Taylor's mom went into labor. Patiently waiting for her mom to finish organizing that year's RECQuest trip to Kings Dominion, Taylor made her grand entrance with a smile on her face later that evening. That was the beginning of many entrances Taylor would make in her life. Always bubbly, full of life, and always smiling. (Dr. Thomas always ensured those pearly whites were picture perfect.)
An example of this is whenever Taylor would attend her brother's basketball games at GarField and Freedom High School. She'd make a grand entrance with a rolling chest of fun and proclaimed that the fans, according to Taylor, looked forward to her attendance more than the game.

Taylor participated in various sports and activities to include track and field, basketball, dance, and soccer. Taylor found her footing with cheerleading. Taylor cheered for Ebenezer Baptist Church and Woodbridge High School. She injured her rotor cuff and was unable to pursue cheerleading at VCU. Taylor also had a gift for working with Therapeutic Recreation specializing in Autism. She developed lifelong relationships with the participants and their families.

Taylor met her soulmate, Dominic Austin Paige, in February 2012. Not long after meeting, it was apparent they were deeply in love. You never saw them apart from each other. They enjoyed playing video games; mainly "Call of Duty," traveling, hanging out with Too Flyyy Bruce and Bev, attending Cowboys and Washington Football (AKA Redskins) games, and visiting with family. Taylor and Dominic's Godchildren, Zaire and Jayshon, were their greatest joy. The two became one, September 2, 2018 as they were united in holy matrimony at Main Street Train Station in Richmond, Virginia.

To know Taylor is to know that her life was never a dull moment. Warmly know as T. Black, Black, T.T., T. Paige, Tay Tay, Monkey Butt, Little Ugly and My Princess by those closest to her. While she may not be here in the physical, we all carry a piece of her in our hearts and will share those memories and stories for years to come. While she will be deeply missed, her spirit will continue to live on within us always and forever.

Taylor leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Dominic; godsons, Zaire and Jayshon, her parents Bruce and Beverly Black; her brothers Dontez (Elvernette), Bruce E. Black II (JafineƩ); Grandmother Betty G. Young; Aunts, Mary Betha (John), Stella Stephenson (Albert), Deborah Brown, Cleo Young, Darlene Williams (John) Carolyn Randolph (John), Spring Gunn (Adam), Angel Henson Uncles; Ben Young (Pam), Tony Black (Melissa), Neal Black (Zakia), Dale Black; Nephew Dontez II, nieces, Kennedy Young, London Mae Black, Simone Cox; God Parents John and Lafye Russell, God sisters Ashley and Brittany; Kendall and Kathy Paige (parents in Love), Carmen Paige (mother in law), Joelle Paige (Sister in Law). And a host of additional family and friends to include friends turned family, Taylor, Stephanie, Sierra, Ciara, Tina, Tiarra, Tierra, Mark, Kevin and Filly.

To view the service remotely on Friday, April 30, 2021, please click on the following link: https://client.tribucast.com/tcid/40627300

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