ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our beloved Taylor Michele Black-Paige, born on August 4, 1993, and passed away on April 20, 2021. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Nilsa Tolliver on May 31, 2021
Taylor
I will always remember that smile! Those dimples - how you had a way of finding a place in my heart forever. I have planned so many weddings with so many couples. I love them all but you and Dom where different... extra special. I saw you both as my lil bro and sis. I remember our first call, our first face to face meeting and how I knew your love for eachother would be forever. I remember a week before the wedding you texted me "I broke my toes" - I can't help but laugh- that was you! Straight forward. Then on wedding day first seeing you - you were gorgeous! I made sure to keep eye contact with you (check on your toes LOL) and the last time I looked over at you at the end of the night, you looked at me and said "I love you" that was the last time I saw you. I didn't know you fell ill. I jut happened to visit your page to try to view some old wedding pics and found out you had just passed. I am so grateful to God that my last memory of you was "I love you"
To Dom, Mr and Mrs Black - She and you all have been in thoughts everyday. Love you all and may God comfort you.

Love,
Nilsa
Posted by Stella Stephenson on May 9, 2021
Taylor was my beautiful niece. She was a young woman who strove to contribute to making circumstances better than she found them. She loved children which she demonstrated in her affection for her godchildren and the special needs children in her care. Her college career was successful and resulted in a professional positions within law enforcement agencies in Virginia.

She was an excellent daughter, a devoted wife and a loving friend to many.

Taylor was a woman on a mission to do good in the
world. She left us too soon but she left her mark on all who knew her.
Posted by Jayme Harris on May 7, 2021
Taylor Aka Monkeybutt! We became close summer of 2009! We spent every summer together working Recquest and always hung out. The name Monkeybutt came from home alone 3 ever since then we have been tight. Over the years we grew as young women and became successful, but always kept in touch. I was honored to attend her and Dominics wedding I had so much fun and we joked and laughed. Taylor and I did not text each other everyday but we always knew what was going on in each others lives and we would Snapchat often. The last snapchat I sent her was March 30 I sent her a video of me singing Miley Cyrus the climb because that was always our song. The caption was I love you Monkeybutt and she replied, “I love you more Monkeybutt”. I will always cherish that and all our many memories together. Oh and her name she put in my phone as I love you lol.  My dad passed June 3rd 2020 and Taylor texted me ASAP asking if I needed anything. Just because you don’t see a person or speak everyday doesn’t mean there isn’t love. I will miss Taylor’s laugh and her humor. She will always be in my heart and on my mind and FORVEVER be a Monkeybutt!
Posted by Jafineé Black on May 6, 2021
My little big sis,

You were 1 of 1! Every morning since April 20th, I’ve woke up asking you to show me a sign that you’re present because I don’t know what life is supposed to be without you here.... & you have. Knowing & now losing you has changed my life forever! You were always encouraging, always bright, ALWAYS REAL! I will miss calling each other all the time to talk about absolutely nothing, napping together, our new thing taking trips to Baja Fresh, talking about how WILD and SPOILED our kids are, how Domo & Lb get on our NERVES but we love them with every bone in our body and we know we’re just as annoying as they are LOL, how Hilarious Mom & Dad are and that our family is EVERYTHING to us. You were the free spirit that had me doing things I never thought I would and you were always always always so optimistic and believed in me, sincerely! Baby girl, I’m HURTING that you aren’t here; all for selfish reasons though. You are resting in paradise now and you’re perfect! I don’t know how I’m going to get through this and how I can keep it together for everyone, but I PROMISE you, I’m going to do every single thing we talked about. It’s my mission to make sure I still make you proud and I know I have the best angel now. When we would get off the phone, you never said bye, always I love you more and then click! So I’ll NEVER say goodbye... I’ll talk to you later, sis. I love you more...
Posted by Kevin Romero on May 6, 2021
Taylor, Best friend, little sis,


As I gather my thoughts to to write this I’m at loss for words, not because I can’t think of anything but because their simply aren’t enough words in the dictionary to describe what a beautiful, loving, kind, charismatic, goofy, straightforward, selfless, one of a kind person you truly were.

I just want you to know Dominic, Bev, Bruce, LB, Jafineé, London, Dontez, Elevernette, Dontez Jr, Kenny, Sierra, Mark & I will be okay. We know you’re not you’re not in pain, or suffering anymore. We will never forget you Taylor, love you forever and always!

-Kevin
Posted by Deborah Eure on May 6, 2021
Beverly, I am at a loss for words. I’m grateful for watching Taylor grow up from a little girl to a young adult. She has always been the same: happy, laidback, and sassy. She has always been “My Girl” and her save the date card and a picture taken at her wedding remain on my dresser to this day. I will miss her, and I also take comfort in knowing she’s in a better place now. Continuing to keep you, the family and Dominic in prayer.

With Love, Ms. Deborah
Posted by DAISHA GRAYSON on May 5, 2021
Just as if it were yesterday I can remember the silver Volkswagen pulling up, you hopping out with your backpack, and some extravagant outfit you had seamlessly thrown together that morning. Barreling through the automatic sliding doors, full of energy and laughter. Summer time was our favorite and even though we kept her on the edge of her seat the entire RecQuest session Ms. White would admit it was her favorite time of year as well. We were there to serve the families of the community but undoubtedly we had more fun than the kids. The field trips to the pool, amusement parks, basketball games, inter-community center events, talent shows and our personal favorite going out to eat! You were Mrs. Black's daughter and LB's little sister but while at James Lee you were infamously known as 1/5 of the Monkeybutts! You were the battery pack of the operation; always full of love, excitement, and taking a larger than life approach to every situation. Arm and arm you made sure we made our grand entrance through each hallway of the center. The summers came and went and although our time of running the RecQuest program came to an end our friendship/sisterhood continued to flourish. No matter the occasion our name was always on the invite list; the birth of my children, the birth of your God children, a trip to Ft. Worth to see our Cowboys play, college graduations, random get togethers, your bridal shower and wedding.
Nearly twenty years of pictures and memories to keep our time together fresh in my mind but what I will remember most is our last conversation "I love you" "I love you more" ♥️ You never waited until the last moment to show your love; it was present every second. Your love was one of kind embedded with your sweet dimple and passion for others. With your work here in this place done you leave us all to cherish the memory of you and your love until we meet again.

Love you always and forever Monkeybutt,
Daisha
Posted by Sierra Williams on May 5, 2021
To my person,
  Taylor Michele I miss you dearly. Becoming your best friend/little sister has been such a blessing. I am forever thankful for you.You’ve taught me so much, that I will carry with me for a lifetime. You continuously raised the bar! Baby girl you LIVED YOUR BEST LIFE!! We promised to tell the babies all our adventures one day. When I get that house with the rocking chairs outside I’ll tell them everything they need to know.  Thank you for being so understanding and showering me with endless love. I can not say thank you enough. I will miss driving us around to look at houses getting ideas for our houses we want to build. College best friends to life long sisters. I’m saddened that you’re not here physically but I am at peace knowing you are resting. This isn’t goodbye but see you later Queen T Love you moreeeeee sister
Posted by alexandra james on May 5, 2021
My fondest memories of Taylor was picking up her and LB everyday from school and taking them to the center . Our little chats on the way and her smile with those dimples that would brighten up any place and give you such joy . She was beautiful inside and out, sweet but definitely was for any foolishness just like her mom. It was a privilege to watch her grow up from that 4 year old little girl I first met to become an accomplished young woman and wife . Forever in my heart ❤️
Ms. Alex 
Posted by Stephani Word on May 5, 2021
I remember when you were born, granny said I’m going to Virginia I have to watch Taylor. I watched as you grew up always so beautiful, I would get the phone calls about you being in the hospital sick, but every time I saw you in person you were so live and vibrant and full of life. I watched you graduate from college and witnessed your marriage proposal all in one weekend. I remember thinking how happy you looked. I will always remember how you just kept going no matter what and lived your life. You will truly be missed. Love Steph!!!
Posted by Kathy Paige on May 5, 2021
Today And Forever My Tay!
As the days have, and are going by I’m reminded of the hole that my heart has and is experiencing. Oh how I long to hear your voice, receive your embrace... the random text msgs & the times we’d pray, it all ended way too soon. I am so gr8ful to have had the opportunity to have you as a part of my world, and you will forever be my friend, MY DaughterNLove! Although my heartaches oh so bad, I am happy to know that you’re resting in the arms of our loving Father, and you no longer have to suffer because you’ve received your new body, and your Tailor made crown! I LOVE me some you! Thank you for helping me to be the best version of me for Thee... encountering you changed my life forever!
Posted by Mary Bethea on May 4, 2021
In memory of a life so beautifully lived, of a heart so deeply loved, of a brave, beautiful young lady, my niece, Taylor Black Paige. Forever in my heart, I love you. SASSY BUT CLASSY! Love, Aunt Mary
Posted by Elvernette Young on May 4, 2021
I can’t believe you’re gone, not a day goes by that I don’t think about you. As the days go by I miss you more and more. I’m so proud of you and all the things you have accomplished! Love you always and forever!
Posted by Kennedy Young on May 4, 2021
I never thought I would have to say goodbye to someone so special so soon, even though it’s not goodbye it’s see you later. I’m so blessed to have Taylor as my aunt and to have experienced so many great memories with her. I’m so hurt that she had to leave us so soon, but relived that I know she is not longer hurting and is at peace. Love you always. ❤️
Posted by Elaine Robinson on May 4, 2021
Bruce, Beverly & Domo,

Words cannot express my feelings, Taylor was such an amazing young lady with so much love, peace and compassion towards others. She was a fighter that fought beyond this world. It was a blessing to have known her. To know her was to love her and to think of her is to smile at the memories that she left with you. What a beautiful soul. May God continue to bless her Family and give them comfort in knowing that she is resting in the arms of God ....peace be still until we meet again❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Posted by filly zeraye on May 4, 2021
To My Dear Taylor Black

Been rocking with you since high school, crazy to know we’ve been friends that long. You went from being friends in high school to both of us moving to richmond without even knowing it. Since that one day you told me come over because Domo and you was watching the cowboy’s game, it’s been three amigos since then. To adventures during the days to the night adventures, it will be truly missed. Love the passion you had for kids, when I texted you letting you know Diana is going to labor, you were so excited and kept checking up on us. Lol the scream i heard when i called you to tell you Ezra was here and you kept saying I can’t wait for Aunty TT to meet him, just truly melted my heart. I’m make my boy knows and remembers the great fight you put up. Sad to see you go, but i know you are truly resting now in peace. I love you with all my heart and will never forget about you. Til we meet again Tay
Posted by Christina Warner on May 4, 2021
Taylor/Tay

My Big Sis I am going to miss you so much. It is not fair that we didn’t get enough time with you! But I know god makes NO mistakes. You are no longer in pain, and I know your soul is now resting. I will forever look after Mama Bev and Tooflybruce. My new angel love you now and forever.

Family, I love you guys And I will continue to pray for you all. ❤️
Posted by DA Pai on May 4, 2021
My wife my heart my everything. I miss you so much everyday. This has been so hard being here without you I know it’s GODS plan, your not suffering or fighting anymore. As much as I wanna be selfish and ask why? I can’t because I know your in a better place. I’ll never stop loving you spreading your name. You are the best thing to ever happen to me and I will continue to push forward and do all the things you pushed me to do. Continue to motivate me and keep me safe my love. Until we meet again and I can hug you, see that pretty smile and kiss you. With love always your king your husband your everything. FOREVER MRS PAIGE ❤️
Posted by Jean Bell on May 2, 2021
Bruce & Beverly,
I simply cannot find words to express my feelings at this moment. David and I will forever be grateful for the years our kids spent together traveling to and from Calvary Road Christian School and playing together. We will always remember Taylor's smile and her spunky attitude. May you find comfort in knowing we are sending up daily prayers for your family and Taylor's husband. Sending vitural hugs.

David & Jean Bell
Posted by Marcia Bellamy on April 28, 2021
Beverly & Bruce, I don't have any worthy words of comfort....just sending my sincerest prayers of condolence to you and your family.
Much Love to you.... May God provide the comfort that sustains you.
Marcia Purvis Bellamy
Posted by Kristen Lasich on April 27, 2021
Miss Black and Family -

I'm absolutely devastated to hear of the loss of your beautiful daughter, Taylor. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this unthinkable time.

Kristen (Cigler) Lasich
CRS/NCS

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Posted by Nilsa Tolliver on May 31, 2021
Taylor
I will always remember that smile! Those dimples - how you had a way of finding a place in my heart forever. I have planned so many weddings with so many couples. I love them all but you and Dom where different... extra special. I saw you both as my lil bro and sis. I remember our first call, our first face to face meeting and how I knew your love for eachother would be forever. I remember a week before the wedding you texted me "I broke my toes" - I can't help but laugh- that was you! Straight forward. Then on wedding day first seeing you - you were gorgeous! I made sure to keep eye contact with you (check on your toes LOL) and the last time I looked over at you at the end of the night, you looked at me and said "I love you" that was the last time I saw you. I didn't know you fell ill. I jut happened to visit your page to try to view some old wedding pics and found out you had just passed. I am so grateful to God that my last memory of you was "I love you"
To Dom, Mr and Mrs Black - She and you all have been in thoughts everyday. Love you all and may God comfort you.

Love,
Nilsa
Posted by Stella Stephenson on May 9, 2021
Taylor was my beautiful niece. She was a young woman who strove to contribute to making circumstances better than she found them. She loved children which she demonstrated in her affection for her godchildren and the special needs children in her care. Her college career was successful and resulted in a professional positions within law enforcement agencies in Virginia.

She was an excellent daughter, a devoted wife and a loving friend to many.

Taylor was a woman on a mission to do good in the
world. She left us too soon but she left her mark on all who knew her.
Posted by Jayme Harris on May 7, 2021
Taylor Aka Monkeybutt! We became close summer of 2009! We spent every summer together working Recquest and always hung out. The name Monkeybutt came from home alone 3 ever since then we have been tight. Over the years we grew as young women and became successful, but always kept in touch. I was honored to attend her and Dominics wedding I had so much fun and we joked and laughed. Taylor and I did not text each other everyday but we always knew what was going on in each others lives and we would Snapchat often. The last snapchat I sent her was March 30 I sent her a video of me singing Miley Cyrus the climb because that was always our song. The caption was I love you Monkeybutt and she replied, “I love you more Monkeybutt”. I will always cherish that and all our many memories together. Oh and her name she put in my phone as I love you lol.  My dad passed June 3rd 2020 and Taylor texted me ASAP asking if I needed anything. Just because you don’t see a person or speak everyday doesn’t mean there isn’t love. I will miss Taylor’s laugh and her humor. She will always be in my heart and on my mind and FORVEVER be a Monkeybutt!
her Life

Taylor's Story

Our Beloved Taylor Michelle, 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."

Her Entrance

From birth Taylor made grand entrances. Her mother went to work in labor August 4th. Taylor patiently waiting until mother completed the task at hand (organizing the yearly RECQuest trip to Kings Dominion), making her grand entrance smiling later that evening. That was the beginning of many entrances Taylor would make in her life -always bubbly, full of life and smiling. (Dr. Thomas ensured those pearly whites were picture perfect.) Taylor attended her brother's basketball games at Gar-Field and Freedom High School making her grand entrance with a rolling chest of fun. 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, soccer. Taylor found her footing with cheerleading. Taylor cheered for Ebenezer and Woodbridge High School. She injured her rotor cuff and was unable to pursue cheerleading at VCU. Taylor also was gift of working with Therapeutic Recreation specializing in Autism. She developed lifelong relationship with the participants and their families.

Life and Education

Raised in a Christian home, Taylor committed her life to Jesus Christ and became at 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 women's 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 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. Taylor was employed as Contractor with the Federal Bureau of Investigations.

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Taylor aka Monkeybutt

Shared by Jayme Harris on May 7, 2021
Taylor Aka Monkeybutt! We became close summer of 2009! We spent every summer together working Recquest and always hung out. The name Monkeybutt came from home alone 3 ever since then we have been tight. Over the years we grew as young women and became successful, but always kept in touch. I was honored to attend her and Dominics wedding I had so much fun and we joked and laughed. Taylor and I did not text each other everyday but we always knew what was going on in each others lives and we would Snapchat often.  The last snapchat I sent her was March 30 I sent her a video of me singing Miley Cyrus the climb because that was always our song. The caption was I love you Monkeybutt and she replied, “I love you more Monkeybutt”. I will always cherish that and all our many memories together. Oh and her name she put in my phone as I love you lol.   My dad passed June 3rd 2020 and Taylor texted me ASAP asking if I needed anything. Just because you don’t see a person or speak everyday doesn’t mean there isn’t love.  I will miss Taylor’s laugh and her humor. She will always be in my heart and FORVEVER be a Monkeybutt!
Shared by Alyssa Waller on April 30, 2021
BLACK-BUTTERFLY SAIL ACROSS TGE WATERS; FLY "TAYLOR" UP UP 2 THE SKY *BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLY*
YOU ARE!