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Mr. Bernard Eric Xavier Taylor

July 22, 1993 ~ August 16, 2020 (age 27)


Bernard Eric Xavier Taylor was born on July 22, 1993 in Columbia, South Carolina to LaShawnta Taylor and Dammeon Clarke. He was reared by his grandparent, Shirley and Reginald Clarke. He was called to eternal rest on Sunday, August 16, 2020.

Bernard was educated in the public schools of Richland County. He was a graduate of Dreher High School, Class of 2013.

Bernard was a dedicated worker with Adecco/Trane in Columbia, South Carolina.

Bernard was cherished by all who knew him. He would often enjoy playing basketball with anyone who would join. Bernard was an avid gamer who often thrived playing sports and strategy driven games. Bernard often sought counsel with his peers and elders. Bernard was always there for anyone who was in need of a friend. Above all, Bernard  was a loving and dedicated father to his son, King.

Bernard leaves memories to cherish for his son, King Taylor; grandparents, Shirley and Reginald Clarke; his great-grandmother, Myrtis Randall; parents, LaShawnta Taylor and Dammeon (Edwana) Clarke;  two brothers, Dammeon Clarke, Jr., and Trenton Clarke; three sisters, Tarika Henderson, Daija Parks, and Datoria Watson; four step-brothers, Kenneth Guinyard, O’Brian Watkins, Kenneth Watkins, and Desmond Watkins; two step-sisters, Za’Kira Watkins, and Asijhana Watkins; two aunts, Arlana (Raynald) Turner, and Gwendolyn (Phillip) Williams; five great-aunts, Cynthia (Richard) Miller, Jacqueline Randall, Maxine Randall, Lisa Stevens, and Trina Stevens; one great-uncle, Mack Randall; a special friend, Destiny Ashford;  and a host of many close cousins, other loving relatives and friends.

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 Service Program


August 21, 2020

1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Myers Mortuary & Cremation Services
2624 Alpine Road
Columbia, SC 29223

Private Services

Please note
Funeral service is private.
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