Bernard Weston Taylor

Sunrise: October 14, 1960

Sunset: March 21, 2021

On March 22, 2021, the Lord summoned his servant Bro. Bernard Weston Taylor to come home.  Bernard was born on October 14, 1960 to Eloise Trotter and the late Weston Austin Taylor.  When Bernard became of age he met and married Louvenia Davis Taylor.  They have been married for twenty-six years as of March 18, 2021 but they also have been sweethearts for a total of thirty-seven years. Bernard loved going and participating in church from a very young age. Bernard had a musical ear at a young age, his mother said he started on the drums then moved to the guitar. He taught himself how to play the guitar.  As time moved on the Lord perfected Bernard’s gift. Bernard served the Lord and praised him through the bass guitar. His gift did not go unnoticed. He ministered at Pentecostal Holiness, St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, Little Grove, Greater Faith-Suffolk, Greater Faith- Hampton, Union Branch, Corapeake, N.C. and many other churches, choirs and groups.  Bernard did not let his disability deter him from giving God the Praise! For if the church door opened, Bernard was sure to be there! The last song he sung was “God’s Grace” by Luther Barnes. Bernard was a Diesel Mechanic and a Service Manager for over twenty-eight years at Thompson Pump, of Chesapeake, Va. 

Bro. Bernard leaves to cherish precious memories; his wife, Louvenia Davis Taylor of Portsmouth, Va.; two specials sons, Edward Scott and Brayon Davis of Portsmouth, Va., two daughters, April Holland and Tamar Lee; mother, Eloise (Ella) Trotter; grandmother, Olivia Harris (100yrs old); four sisters, Vandora Taylor, Flora (Antonio), Cathy, Bridget; one brother, Austin Taylor and a half-sister, Connie Laurey.  Bernard will also be missed by his grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, in-laws and a host of other relatives and friends.


Viewing Friday, March 26, 2021 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Saturday, March 27, 2021 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Portsmouth Chapel Interment Greenlawn Memorial Gardens 3920 Airline Boulevard Chesapeake, VA 23321 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance.

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    Sorry to hear about your loss may God continue to bless you and your family

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    lakeisha williams says

    We will forever remember you Uncle B. Rest in heavenly peace

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    Perry B. Davis says

    Sorry for your loss. Praying 🙏♥️ for strength. Lord bless the family in Jesus name we pray Amen.

    Perry, Kim, Tamerra and PJ
    We love you Bernard (RIP)

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    Perry Davis says

    May God give you strength. I’m gonna miss my brother in law. RIH Bernard.

    Love from my Family,
    Perry N Davis

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      Cherri Brunson says

      Brother Bernard will never be forgotten as a faithful servant of God using his gift of music to worship God and bring joy to others. It was a blessing knowing him. Rest on until we meet again. Prayers of comfort to Sister Tena and family.

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    Vera Lee Holland says

    Condolences to the family

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    Geneva Vanderhorst says

    Bless the Lord for a life well lived by a man well loved. Thankful for all Bernard taught me about everything mechanical after my dad passed. Thankful for his faithfulness at family events, helping family, sharing laughs and smiles and,of course,loving on my cousin.So many good memories. Our family on the other side will welcome you and the angels will rejoice as you get a new body and a new home.But you are already missed here,cherished always. Well done, cousin.Enjoy your rest.

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    Pam W. Stevens says

    To my cousin, brother, and close friend. You will be missed and I know you are resting in God’s arms. It is God’s grace helping us to be humble and peaceful. Rest my dear brother.

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    Diana Smith says

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Sister Tena and family for the loss of Bro Bernard such a kind spirit he will be greatly missed but we know he’s resting in God’s care. We love you and know his spirit will always be with us. May you have comfort and peace.

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    Jeanette T Robinson says

    May God grant you strength and peace, as only HE can do! May you find comfort in knowing that God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in the times of trouble. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning! Be not dismayed, whatever be tide! God will take care of you! You have my sincerest and deepest sympathy! God bless you and the family! Love you!

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