Recognizing Clarence Tood Taylorby Representative Rodney Davis
Posted on 2013-12-12
in the house of representatives
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Mr. RODNEY DAVIS of Illinois. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize
the life of Clarence Todd Taylor of Urbana, Illinois. Mr. Taylor has
been a cornerstone of the Champaign-Urbana community for decades.
He was born on September 21st, 1961 and found his life's passion only a few short years later. That passion, was music.
Clarence was an avid celloist, pianist, organist, and accompanist.
He shared his passion and skill with aspiring musicians and singers, always desiring to be a strong role model and mentor.
Clarence was the Minister of Music at Salem Baptist Church and Music Director at The Church Of The Living God. He was also involved with the Urbana school district and countless other musical groups throughout his lifetime.
He saw music as a way to share and express his love for his savior, Jesus Christ.
Mr. Taylor loved only two things more than music, God and his family. He leaves behind a wife and ten wonderful children as well as countless other family members and friends.
In Clarence's obituary it said that Heaven must have needed an accompanist. Well, they got a great one. But, Heaven also got a warm, humble, and loving man who always put others before himself.
Clarence will be missed dearly. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends, and community. May God eternally enjoy his music.