Kelly Dotson Taylor
  • 53 years old
  • Date of birth: Aug 3, 1964
  • Place of birth:
    Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Date of passing: Nov 11, 2017
  • Place of passing:
    Leesburg, Florida, United States
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.

Celebrations of Life for Kelly will be in Florida and Michigan.
To honor Kelly in the best way we know how, we ask that you wear bright colors instead of black, your favorite baseball cap, and Converse (if you own them.) 


Saturday, November 18th. 1pm-3pm
Real Life Christian Church
31205 Round Lake Rd
Mt Dora, FL 32757

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Kelly's name to Deliver the Difference, a program feeding the hungry both locally and internationally. www.deliverthedifference.org


Saturday, November 25th. 1pm - 3 pm
North Athens Baptist Church
2020 M Drive South
Athens, MI 49011

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Kelly's name to Open Doors Kalamazoo, a program providing housing for the homeless and low income families in Kalamazoo County, MI. www.opendoorskalamazoo.org

There has also been a fundraising site created to relieve some financial burden for Kelly’s family. Those contributions can be made here: https://www.youcaring.com/wendytaylor-1011472

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Jim Crofoot on 21st November 2017

"Though we have been a part for far to long I have ALWAYS considered Kelly my Best Friend. I fell ill the day he died. From the afternoon till the time he pasted. I didn't know what it was all day. It just wouldn't go away. Then I got the message that he had pasted during that time. Then it all made sense. We were that close. I just couldn't make the connection at the time. I will miss him so very much. He was the only one in my life time that ever came close to understanding me. I have yet to meet his intellectual equal. He would always make me have to think. Something I rarely get to do any more. I always had so much more potential when he was around. We made a great team. Like Kirk and Spock. "I have been and always shall be your friend" Kelly. Life will never be the same. Godspeed and Peace Be Your Journey, Brother. Love You."

This tribute was added by ted schmidt on 17th November 2017

"Wendy I am so sad at your loss.  I am glad that Kelly was in of your life even though for far too short a time. The love and respect you had for each other was obvious to everyone.  The respect and love between Lyndsey, Brittany and Kelly was also clear. He was a good man who was taken too soon from you. I trust God will give you the strength to endure. Love, your other father."

This tribute was added by Monica G on 17th November 2017

"To the Taylor  family, my sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. As you cope with your loss, may you be comforted by the "Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort" (2 Cor 1:3) that one day, "all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out." (John 5:28, 29) May these promises from our Heavenly Father give you comfort now and real hope for the future. Deepest sympathy."

This tribute was added by Diane Dotson on 14th November 2017

"My deepest sympathy goes out to Sara, Joey, Beth, Wendy and the family who will forever mourn the loss of this precious soul, love and prayers.


This tribute was added by Dianna Felke on 14th November 2017

"Kelly grew up in Kalamazoo, MI.  He still has an abundance of relatives and friends that shared his childhood years into his adulthood.  Memories of Kelly will always be precious to us because of his kindness, loving, spirited and intelligent persona.  Our hearts ache but will always feel his presence.  Feeling so sorry for Mom Taylor, Joey, and Beth.  Prayers and peace to everyone that Kelly had made a place into their hearts."

This tribute was added by Laurie Hamilton on 14th November 2017

"Thank you Kelly for all that you have been to everyone who knew you. As children you were a special cousin to me. Family reunions were fun because you and Joey would let me play games as if I were one of the guys. You treated me like I mattered. Looking back on those days, anyone could see the special light within you. We grew up in different states and did not get much time together but out of our huge family, you were one that always held a special place in my heart.  I'm so happy that Wendy and the girls came into your life. Spending time with Brittany and listening to her talk about your impact in their lives shows how much love you had to give. You are missed by many but don't worry as a family we will keep in touch with your family and do our best to be there for them.  RIP sweet Kelly. Fly with the angels and sing with the saints. Enjoy your conversations with Jesus. Till we meet again. Love you always, your cousin, Laurie Ann"

This tribute was added by Linda Gerber on 14th November 2017

"I'm never good at putting into words what is in my heart.  Right now our hearts break for Wendy, Lyndsey, and Brittany.  I can't even begin to list the wonderful memories we have of Kelly.  Well, maybe a few, like the Chinese Thanksgiving, his coming over to work on John's truck on Easter, the laughs we had sharing puns, DeColores, Lighthouse, and all his words of encouragement.  We had sadly drifted apart since the move to Florida, but, he will always be in our hearts.  Looking forward to our reunion someday!"

This tribute was added by Brandy Bischoff on 14th November 2017

"We will miss Kelly sooo much! What a blessing to have known him and loved him. He was such a funny guy who was always ready with some "smart alecky" thing to say, and of course, wonderful words of encouragment.  Kelly's kindness, love, and joy of life have made a permanent mark in our hearts. We thank our God for allowing us such a wonderful privilege as having Kelly be a part of our lives. <3 Ben, Brandy, Uriah, and Samuel"

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Brittany Meyers
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