Sondray Pernell Taylor

Published 5:06 pm Tuesday, March 3, 2015



Let not your heart be troubled… – John 14: 1 -2

Memorial service for Sondray Taylor, 45, formerly of Picayune, will be held Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 12:00 noon at Trinity Outreach Ministries.  Rev. Jamie Graham will officiate at the service.  Elder Carl Flowers is pastor.

Sondray Pernell Taylor was born August 3, 1969 to Clarence (T Bone) Johns and the late Vivian Carolyn Taylor Thomas Thompson in Picayune, Mississippi.  He was the second of four children.  At an early age, Sondray confessed Christ and was baptized at East Jerusalem Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. Dr. Alonzo Dees.  He graduated from Picayune Memorial High School, where the record he set as the Football Team’s Line Backer (#44) remains intact and has never been broken.  He received a nickname in High School that still remains.  He was lovingly referred to as “THE BIG BOOM”.   He furthered his education at Pearl River Community College in Poplarville, Mississippi, where he also played Football until he was injured.  Shortly after his first year of college, Sondray moved to California.  His love for the sport was a life-long passion.

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He worked for a short period of time at Denny’s and at McGeorge School of Law.  He was married to Juanita Johnson, and later to Shanetta Stephens.  As a single parent raising two young girls, Sondray was an exceptional father.

Sondray ended his earthly journey to begin his heavenly existence on Monday, February 23, 2015 when God dispatched his death angels to transition him to his heavenly home.  He is preceded in death by his mother, Vivian Taylor Thompson.

Sondray leaves to cherish his memory, Daughters: Sondraya and Sontaya, along with Jaleesa and Kourtney (Mississippi), Stephanie, Chrissy and Siberia (Sacramento);  Father, Clarence Johns; Grandchildren: Jermaine, Trayvone, Airreyl, DeVonte, Julissa and two Great Grandchildren.  Siblings: Keith, Ursula, Marlin (Carla) and John (Mississippi); Step-father, Joe Lee Thompson;   and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

Entrusted to Brown’s Funeral Home.