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Welcome to the memorial page for

Mr. Howard James Taggert

April 23, 1944 ~ May 29, 2018 (age 74)

Howard James Taggert, son of the late Mae Geneva Taggert Blake and Norwood Richardson, was brought into this world on April 23, 1944. He left to join his heavenly Father on May 29, 2018 to rest in eternal peace.

Howard worked for Johnson Sanitation Service for many years. He was a devout Christian and was baptized at an early age. He loved family and had a great sense of humor. During the summer, Howard would be found sitting on the porch, dressed in a vest, no shirt, shorts, boots, and his favorite cup made out of a soda can. He loved old school music, “Nine Pound Steel” and “Use to Be My Girl”, were some of his many favorites.

Howard was preceded in death by his wife, Janie Belle Edmonds Taggert.

He leaves to cherish joyous and precious memories his daughters, Holley (Marvin) Taylor, Sr., and Yolanda Taggert Blair; sister, Judith Taggert Spry; a special and devoted friend of the home for over twenty years, Vicki Green; sister-in-law, Sally McDaniels; two aunts, Alice Bratton, Barbara (Alonza) Haynes, Sr.; two uncles, Benjamin (Evelyn) Stearns and Jesse Stearns; step-son, Carvin Edmonds; step-daughter, Regina Edmonds; five grandchildren, Alondra, Tavion, Jada, Khloe, and Marvin, Jr.; three nieces, Marilyn (Randy) Samuel, Wilma (Howard) McQueen and Mae Geneva Snyder; one nephew, Reginald (Leslie) Spry; and a host of loving relatives and friends who will miss him dearly.     

 Service Information

May 31, 2018

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Myers Mortuary & Cremation Services
2624 Alpine Road
Columbia, SC 29223

Funeral Service
June 1, 2018

12:00 PM
St. Paul Baptist Church
4517 North Main Street
Columbia, SC 29203

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