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Shantel Samone Taylor was born in Akron, Ohio on December 12, 1977 to the late Debra and Larry Taylor. She was the second eldest of five siblings.
Shantel was a loving and devoted mother to Nasya, Giovanni, and Chance Taylor. They were the light of her life
and brought her immense joy and happiness. In addition to being a devoted mother, Shantel was proud of receiving her GED and attending beauty school. She was a car enthusiast, with her favorites being the Cadillac and Volvo. She also loved rap, R&B music, and the color blue, which she was affectionately known as by many who loved her. She was kind and had a heart of gold. Shantel would go out of her way to help those in need, especially those who were grieving for the loss of a loved one.
Shantel was preceded in death by her mother; Debra Smith Pinckney, father; Larry Taylor, and brother; Jermaine Taylor. She is survived by her three children; Nasya, Giovanni, and Chance Taylor; her siblings, Damian
Lopes, Darnell Billings, and Jill Papapanu, along with her step-father Norman Pinckney, as well as her step-siblings, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and the many friends who loved her.