On the morning of Thursday, January 6, 2022, our dear Lord called William Taylor home to be with “Him”. Affectionately known as “Peanut” by friends and family, he was born on April 20, 1962 in Manhattan, NY to the late Jerrie Ann Caulder and Bernard Taylor.
As a result of his stepfather’s service in the military, William was educated in numerous school systems both domestic and internationally and graduated in 1980 from Reid Ross High School, Fayetteville, NC. William was known as the best “cook” around. His family and friends knew his passion and love of cooking and he was happiest when he was in a kitchen making dishes of comfort food for others. He was a chef from the heart. He spent his life in the food service industry working for several different organizations and continued to serve in this capacity until his illness.
William loved traveling and spending time with friends and family; especially his cousins Janet Johnson and Anissa Johnson Mitchell whom he loved like sisters. William had one niece and was so very proud of her accomplishments. While he had no children of his own, he loved and adored his cousins Jaden, Kamryn and Aeryn.
William was preceded in death by his mother Jerrie Ann Caulder, stepfather Carl Lyne Caulder and his grandmother, the late Edna Jones of Lumberton. He is survived by his sister Danna Brown (Bobbie) of Somerset, NJ, a niece Jeri Brown Esq. of Brooklyn, NY, an aunt, Thomasina Johnson of Lumberton, NC; several first cousins: Jennifer Jones, Joseph Smith, William Wright, Anissa Johnson Mitchell (Chris), Clifton Johnson (Roslyn), Aubrey Johnson, Fred Johnson, Janet Johnson, Roderick Jones, Quinn Branch and a host of other relatives and friends.
The family request that in lieu of flowers, make a contribution to the American Cancer Society Fund in Peanut's memory.
Because of the fast and steady increase of Covid-19 cases in Fairmont, Lumberton and Robeson County the family is asking that only immediate family attend the serivce. If anyone attending are having symptoms of covid please do not put others at risk by attending. Everyone is asked to wear a mask and social distance. The service will be live streamed on the facebook page of Vann Strickland for those of you who choose not to attend..