Lawrence Joseph Taite

January 26, 2024

Lawrence Joseph Taite, age 60, passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2024 at Santa Rosa Center for Rehabilitation and Healing after a hard-fought battle with diabetes and many complications. He was born in Pensacola, Florida to Narvie and Mable Taite on September 24, 1963. He attended school in Escambia County and graduated from J.M. Tate High School in 1981. He lived in Stone Mountain,

Georgia for 20 years before returning home to Quintette, Florida.

Lawrence was preceded in death by his parents, Narvie and Mable Taite; three sisters, Ruby Slater,Carter Ree Jackson, Bernice Brooks; four brothers, Willie Taite, Norvel Taite, James Taite, and Humphrey Taite.

He is survived by one brother, Benjamin (Ann) Taite of Mississippi; three sisters, Patricia Boykin, Gloria (Robert) Donald, Barbara Taite of Quintette, Florida; sister-in-law, Kim Taite of Malcomb, Illinois; and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, and friends.

Lawrence will be truly missed by many.

Funeral services will be held Monday, January 29, 2024 at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North. The family will receive friends for visitation from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. The funeral service will begin at 2:00 p.m. with Melvin Taite officiating.

Lawrence will be laid to rest at Williams Cemetery in Cantonment, Florida.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North, 1000 South Highway 29, Cantonment, is entrusted with arrangements.


One Response to “Lawrence Joseph Taite”

  1. Don Dixon Jr on January 27th, 2024 3:46 pm

    I remember more than 50 yrs ago playing little league baseball with him. He was very liked with his cool personality. I never saw him again since the mid 70s. We all had the best of times. Rest in peace brother