Brady Lee Taylor

Brady Lee Taylor was born in Toledo, Ohio on April 1, 1955.   He was one of four children born from the union of the late Wayne Eugene and Vera Pauline (Preston) Taylor.   Brady attended Bedford High School enlisting in the United States Army at the age of 17.   During his three year enlistment he would proudly serve his country honorably.  

Brady married the former Cynthia Jean Fitzpatrick in December of 1978.   The couple would be blessed with the birth of three children.   Brady would take employment at Northstar Steel.  His career would span thirty-eight years as he worked in various capacities retiring from Gerdau in 2018 as a Quality Assurance Inspector.  

Brady was a devoted family man, and a fantastic father and papa.   He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren and in fact nothing mattered more.  For many years he coached all three of his children in soccer.   Later, all the boys would look forward to fight night.   Brady, Jeremy, and the grandsons would gather for food and boxing.

Brady was a car enthusiast.   A “hustler” of sorts, he was always buying and selling cars, wheeling and dealing!   For many years he enjoyed riding his Harley motorcycle often riding in charity rides, traveling the trail of tears and dragon tail.

He was man of devout Christian faith attending regular worship at the North Monroe Street Church of God.   An expert conversationalist, Brady, never met a stranger, always willing to lend a helping hand, he was generous to the core.  

Brady, age 66, of Monroe passed away on Monday; April 26, 2021 at ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital.   In addition to his parents his passing was preceded by a sister:  Rosemarie Taylor in 2014.

To cherish his memory he leaves three children:  Erica Brockway, Jeremy Brook Taylor, and Danielle Taylor all of Monroe; two brothers:  Frank Taylor of Monroe and Dan (Rose)Taylor of Erie; eight grandchildren:  Jayden Brady Taylor, Blake Justyce Taylor, Alecea Rae Taylor, Logan Lee Brockway, Keyon James Taylor, Jayce Thomas Taylor, Jayon Julian Taylor, Rayel Denae Taylor; two great grandchildren:  Jaden Brady Taylor Jr. and Addaleigh Jean Cooper; a host of nieces and nephews; and his close friend and confidant:  Cynthia Jean Taylor.  

Friends may gather from 2:00pm-6:00pm on Sunday; May 2, 2021 at Merkle Funeral Service, North Monroe; 2442 North Monroe Street, Monroe, Michigan 48162 (734) 384-5185.   A Worship Service Celebrating His Life will take place at 11:00am on Monday; May 3, 2021 also at Merkle’s with Pastor James Morris officiating.   Procession will follow to Roselawn where graveside services will be under the auspices of Monroe Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1138.

Online guests may visit www.merklefs.com.