OBITUARY: Deojae Andready Taylor


Deojae Andready Taylor, age 51, passed away on May 8, 2024, in Springfield, Tennessee.

Deojae “Dee” Taylor affectionately known as DOJ of Springfield, TN (formally of Flint, MI) was born February 7, 1973, in Flint, MI to Marilyn Taylor.

Deojae was a graduate of Flint Northern High School class of 1992. He later received his associate’s degree from Brown’s College in Minnesota-majoring in Communications with a minor in Journalism.

Deojae had a love for music like no other. Some would reference him as the best DJ to ever do it. The way he made his turntables talk was magical. In his younger years, he formed a rap group called 7 Faces of Death as well as a production company named Poizon Brain with his friend Anderson Smith. He made beats for people all over the world down in the infamous Dartmouth basement. Deojae would play his music so loud that his sister called their mother daily at work to tell on him. He would have the block rocking all day long.

Deojae leaves to cherish his memory: 1 son, Deojae Taylor Jr. of Springfield, TN., mother, Marilyn Taylor of Flint, Mi., sister, Santresa (Anderson) Smith of Flint, Mi., brother, Jayson Miguel of Flint, MI. 4 nephews, Nairobi Burkett Jr., Jayson Miguel Jr., Major Miguel & Jacory Miguel,1 niece, Jayla Miguel all of Flint, Mi. 3 aunts, Barbara Smith of Flint, MI., Libby Taylor of Flint, MI., Glendoria Nails of Boston, Mass., 1 uncle, Reginald Nails of Lumber City, Ga., and a host of cousins and friends.

Deojae was preceded in death by: Grandmother, Fannie Taylor and Grandfather, Russie Nails.

Memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2024, at 12p at Church Without Walls 6202 Dupont St. with Pastor, Dr. Martez Warren officiating. Cremation has already taken place.

The family would like to express a special thanks to the Robertson County Funeral Home, Desmond & Richard from Springfield Mini Storage & the Springfield-Robertson County Police Department.

~For his son he lived, for his son he died~


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