William Avery Taylor, 14, of Amarillo, took his first steps in Heaven on Saturday, January 15, 2022. Celebration of Life Services will be 2:00 Saturday, January 29, 2022 at The Loft Church, 4400 S. Georgia St. with Pastor Matt Johnson and Pastor Rick Chadick officiating.
William was born May 3, 2007 in Amarillo, Texas to Roland and Jenny Taylor. He was a member of The Loft Church. William loved attending worship and praising the Lord; his favorite Praise song was “Oh Happy Day”. He especially loved being involved in J Pulse at church with his best friend Grayson. William loved all kinds of music, and eating was his favorite thing; especially brownies and chocolate milk! He called his brothers his “boys”, and he missed them terribly during times they were separated. William liked back rubs and foot rubs from his Nandee. He enjoyed going to the mall and loved being outside. He enjoyed going to his Grandma’s house for sleepovers. William had a gift of showing off for the doctors and nurses, in making accomplishments that his parents were told he would never reach. William adored his Dad; they had a very special relationship. He also looked forward to William and Mom time every single night. If Mom was slow in getting to his room, he would summon her in there. He was an amazing young man, having touched thousands of lives in his 14 years.
William was preceded in death by his grandfather, Roland Taylor, I; his great-grandmother, Carol McKinney; and his cousin, Karli Restine.
Survivors include his parents, Jenny and Roland Taylor, II; three brothers, Roland Taylor, III, Wesley Taylor and Caleb Taylor; his Grandma, Donna Salicco of Canyon and his Nandee, Sharlene Taylor of Amarillo; his great-grandfather, Wayne McKinney of Canyon; four aunts, Jessica Salicco of Canyon, Kimberly Taylor, Amy Restine and husband Karl, and Karri Billstrom and husband Eric all of Amarillo; two uncles, Josh Salicco and wife Christina of Oletha, KS, and James Salicco and wife Cammie of Dallas; and lots of cousins.
The family suggests memorial donations may be made to J Pulse Ministry, or Loft Kids, or Edify Kid Min., all are in c/o The Loft Church, 4400 S. Georgia St. Amarillo, TX 79110.
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