Rontavious Jermaine Taylor

August 9, 1991 ~ June 21, 2020 (age 28)

Obituary Image


The mind of man changes like the wind, but God's holy words will always remain the same. That's why the Bible makes no guarantees as to how long a person will live. The Bible says that our times are in His hands. It also tells us that “there is a time to be born, and a time to die” (Ecclesiastes 3:2 NLT). We don’t really get any say regarding the date of our birth or death. Then again, we have a lot to say about that space in the middle: “So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom” (Psalm 90:12 NKJV). To “number our days” means to make the most of our time here on earth. 

Time well-spent reflects a life well-lived. Nobody will live forever; no dynasty continues unbroken. Someday you and I will be mere legends. All that matters is whether we did what we could with the life that was given to us.

Rontavious Jermaine Taylor, known to many as “Ron” or “Twin” was born to Gloria Bowman Graves and John La’Don Taylor on August 9, 1991 in Beaufort SC.  He made his transition on June 21, 2020 in Varnville, SC. Ron was educated in the Hampton District 2 school system and was a member of the Estill High School Class of 2010.  He was employed with Bluffton Moving, Bluffton S.C.

Ron had a tenacious spirit and an infectious smile that could light up a room. To know him was to love him. Once he started talking, it was hard to get him to stop. Ron was passionate about the love he had for his family; especially his Furman family. He enjoyed music and attending church. He was a member of Varnville Miracle Revival Center, Varnville SC.

He had so much love for those that preceded him: grandfather, Esau Bowman Sr; uncles, Jerry (JT) and Marion (Romie) Bowman; aunt, Mary Bowman; and his big cousin, Cornelius (Scooby) Barnwell. He had a special love for his grandmother, Elizabeth Bowman and his big sister, Shamekia Wright who thought she was his mother.

He was joined in holy matrimony to Mrs. Ashley Haynes Taylor on April 15, 2018.

He leaves to cherish his memories: his loving wife, Mrs. Ashley Taylor; son, Kameron Haynes; daughters, MacKenzie Warren , Kaleeyah Warren, Kennedee’ Warren all of  Varnville, SC and Ivy Taylor, Scotia, SC; mother, Gloria Graves, Furman, SC; father, John La’Don Taylor ; mother and father in-law, Willie

(Barbara) Haynes, Varnville ,SC; grandmothers, Elizabeth Bowman, Furman, SC and Nora Lee Sanders, Estill, SC, great-grand mother, Annie Lee Fields,Tampa, Fla; god mother, Daphne Bowman, Orangeburg, SC; four sisters, Shamekia (Fredrick) Wright, Tarboro SC, Veronica Graves, Estill, SC, Ke’Owannia (Harold) Graves,  and Alexis Bell, Columbia, SC; god sister, Krishena Connell, Orangeburg SC; five brothers, twin brother,  Dontavious Traimaine Taylor (Chrissy) Taylor, Columbia, SC, Tyrees Bowman, Furman, SC, Jowaski (Deondra) Graves, Estill, SC, Donovin Bell, Columbia, SC and Aaron Bell, Charlotte, NC; four sisters- in- law, Amber Riley, Nikita Riley, Monique (Eric) Haynes-Young and Lashana Greene all of Varnville SC; one aunt, Cassandra Sanders, Estill, SC; four uncles, Willie J. Bowman  and Esau Bowman, Jr, Furman, SC, Darrell Peacock and Marvin Jones, Tampa Fla; two great aunts, Louise Williams, Lena, SC and Fleeta Cohen, Beaufort, SC; one great uncle; Ray Charles Cohen, Washington, DC; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; two special friends, Dawn Williams and Jonathan Saxon, both of Furman, SC; special friend, his twin, Dontavious Taylor; and the Varnville Miracle Revival Center Church Family.

Due to the current state of(COVID-19) pandemic and in order to promote social distancing, as ordered by the Governor for the State of South Carolina, anyone entering the funeral home for viewing; as well as attending all graveside services must wear a mask. We will also limit the number of persons allowed to entered the funeral home at any given period during the viewing process.  We ask that you leave the premise upon exiting the building. The family is most appreciative to each of you for  your prayers and considerations during this difficult time in their lives.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Rontavious Jermaine Taylor, please visit our floral store.


June 27, 2020

2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Martin Funeral Home Chapel
161 Clarke Avenue South
Estill, SC 29918

Graveside Service
June 28, 2020

11:00 AM
New Church of Christ Cemetery
Stafford Furman Highway
Furman, SC 29921

© 2021 Martin's Funeral Home, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy