Toureno Dwayne Taylor "Scrap", Wayne as called by family, friends and co-workers, was a gift from God to Audrey L. (Taylor) Thomas and Michael Williams. Wayne was the oldest of six children and the oldest grandson on both side of the families.
Wayne confessed Christ as his Lord and Savior at the tender age of 12, in Lake Providence, Louisiana, under the leadership of the late Rev. Dr. A.L. Thomas, at the Oakland Ridge Missionary Baptist Church. He attended school from kindergarten through 8th grade, in Lake Providence, Louisiana until May 1988. While in Lake Providence, Wayne played football, little league baseball, drums in the band, was a member of the boy scouts and sang with the youth choir at Oakland Ridge Missionary Baptist Church. In September of 1988, the family moved to Wichita, Kansas. The family joined Bethany Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Bennie H. Byrd, currently Rev. Dr. C. Richard Kirkendoll. At Bethany, Wayne was the Sunday School Secretary and sang with the youth choir. Wayne worked mostly in the food industry. When Wayne parted this life March 10th, 2020, he was an employee of Angelo's Italian Restaurant and was a patient at Ascension St. Francis Hospital. Greeting Wayne at Heaven's gate was his stepfather Rev. Mcarthur Thomas.
Wayne leaves to mourn his passing; sons Montell Taylor and Quantas Williams; mother Audrey L. (Taylor) Thomas of Wichita, Kansas; father Michael (Tanya) Williams of Richton, Mississippi; brothers, Kedrick T. James and Cedric D. Taylor, both of Wichita, Kansas; Michael J. Williams of Richton, Mississippi; sisters, DeJuan Taylor of Wichita, Kansas and Sharon Taylor of Indianapolis, Indiana; adopted aunt Shirley Walker and special friend Kameko Caldwell, along with a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that will miss him dearly.
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