Vanetta Louise Taylor
Kalamazoo resident for over 30 years, Vanetta Louise Taylor made a statement wherever she went. Her final statement happened February 22, 2023 where she quietly transitioned surrounded by loved ones.
Services will be held Saturday, March 4th, 2023, at Langeland Family Funeral Homes 3926 S 9th St. Kalamazoo, MI 49009 with the viewing at 1:00 pm and the service beginning at 2:00pm. A short communion will commence following services.
Vanetta “Dodo’ Taylor was born November 1st, 1952, in Detroit, MI to William and Thelma Young. She was the first born of seven children. She is survived by her loving husband, Tico and son, Mustafa; her parents; all her loving siblings (William Jr, Eriel (Tina), Clestine, Allison, Chris, and Errah);as well as many adoring nieces, nephews, friends and more.
Vanetta Taylor was deeply admired by her family and many others for her boldness and strength. She was the epitome of an amazing wife, mother, sister, and overall beautiful spirit. She did everything with a purpose, but in style. Her early career-life began in the Detroit area, while working for the U.S postal service. She then moved from Detroit to Kalamazoo to work for First of America Bank, later National City and now PNC bank. This is where she worked the longest and ultimately what brought her to Kalamazoo. After her time there, she returned to her roots with the United States Postal Service, in the Kalamazoo area, where she worked until her retirement. She married the love of her life, Tico Taylor, on May 14th, 1999. Whom carries out his vows with admirable courage.
Vanetta enjoyed the simple things in life, one of her favorite hobbies (besides girl talk with her sisters and teasing her loved ones) was gardening. She also enjoyed traveling with her husband and/or family and to also go see her beloved son in Las Vegas. She loved to make sure her nails and toes were always flawless and passed on this trait to her female relatives. More than ever, her appreciation for simplicity showed in her attitude during one of the hardest times of her life. She remained grateful and optimistic no matter her physical ailments and showed us what true strength looked like in human form. She made us all giggle about things we had no business laughing about and she will forever be loved and missed by many.
Donations will be directed to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.