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Noama Taylor

November 19, 1924 — October 6, 2023


Noama Elizabeth Taylor was born November 19, 1924, to Henry and Pearl Bey (both deceased) in Detroit, Michigan.  She was the second oldest child of eleven born to this union. Noama attended Cass Technical High School in Detroit, Michigan, however graduated from Mount Clemons High School in Mount Clemons, Michigan.

Noama was a woman of strong faith and Godly wisdom and was blessed with 98 years of life. She was a member of the Shrine of the Black Madonna Church in Detroit, MI for over 35 years where she was given her African name “Faraha”.  Faraha was very proud of her name and its meaning “happiness and joy”.

In 1945 she married William Thomas Taylor (deceased). Through this union they shared four sons, William-Omari (Mygozo) and Marvin (Annie) who are both deceased; Thomas (Brenda), and Norman (Regina); three daughters, Madeline, Maxine, and Noama “Chris” (Joseph). As the matriarch of her family, she was the family “babysitter”, so her grands and great grand are forever impacted by her lifelong lessons:  grandchildren; Doris Ann (Asa), Kari, Dikea (Kenya), Amir Sr. (Crystal), Kamisi, Marvin, Tene’, Gregory (Lavanashell), Tamika (Sanchez), Saidah, Anika, and Nylah. Two grandchildren Jamil and Shemeka proceeded her in death.  Nineteen great grandchildren; Kasia, Dorrell (Michelle), Charles Jr, Amir Jr, Brooklyn, Moriah, Avan, Kahlil, Makenzie, Morgan, Amyiah, Samira, ZaRyan, Anthony, Chace, Micah, Cairo, also ZaRyah and Tatianna who both proceeded her in death. Noama’s last words were to her children – “I love my sons and I love my daughters with all my heart and, it’s alright”..  Noama also leaves to cherish her memory, her youngest sister, Merlee Bey, along with many nieces, great nieces, nephews, great nephews, friends, and her loving church family. She knew many who may not be mentioned however, please know the omission is only because many journeyed with her in life that are only known to her, them, and God Almighty!!

Noama was a domestic worker for many years, however her most enjoyable and impactful work was with Stanley Home products.  She was a very impressive saleswoman who was often called upon by management to demonstrate her selling techniques at annual conferences due to her outstanding sales.  She was a self-taught seamstress which truly was her passion.  Her sewing creations included wedding and prom dresses, tailored fitted garments, alterations, home décor, and much more.  She impressed upon her children to use their gifts and talents far beyond their employment to sustain their lives, families, and the community.  She was a stellar example of community work, often working political campaigns, especially for social justice and equality.

Noama loved dancing and music. One of her favorite songs was “Change is Going to Come”, by Sam Cooke”.  She loved laughing and being around her family and friends.  Her special way of delivering a message would lead her to be straight forward, often leaving the receiver to ponder..  However, she was known for saying, “I’m just telling the truth”.  Truth be told one of her greatest challenges was living with dementia.  Like a strong warrior fighting for her life, she worked through her declining ability to do the things she enjoyed. She knew God was always with her. She will forever be missed and NEVER FORGOTTEN as she resides in our hearts and minds forever.
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Memorial Service

Saturday, October 28, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Shrine of the Black Madonna

7625 Linwood St, Detroit, MI 48206

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