Richard Ikeem Taylor, son of Dionne Miller and the late Nathanial Wilson was born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania on July 13th, 1988.
Richard was known as “Lemons” He was educated in the Philadelphia School System.
Lemons worked various jobs, but his favorite was to cook. He was an ordinary chef. Everyone loved his food especially his mother, Dionne.
Lemons received his nickname from his uncle “Omar at delivery” Keva asked Omar what sis he look like, Omar responded “I don’t know but he has big eyes like a lemon, lights or whatever” but the name Lemons stuck with him.
Lemons was loved by everyone especially by the elders and children. Many children in the community looked up to Lemons like a big brother.
Lemons loved his family as they were very important to him. He was always about his family right, wrong, or indifferent. Lemons debated partner of an argument was Uncle Jr. as they would argue for days but were partners in crime. Lemons harassed his Nana all day, but his love for her was endless. The love of his life was his mom aka grandma who loved him dearly and raised him as her own child.
The Brotherly love between David and Lemons was inseparable. People would say what’s Lemon without David and vice versa. The Bond was unbelievable, if you came for one the other brother was coming regardless of the issue, they were there for each other.
To my lovely son Lemons, I have written poems, songs and letters, however the most challenging task was writing your obituary. Lemons many times you have encouraged me to write a book. Son, I Plan to write nonstop and dedicate every page to you. I love you so much son. This is the saddest day of my life.
Lemons leaves to mourn his mother Dionne Miller, his brother David McDaniel’s, sister, Dior Fields, his great grandmother George Ann Taylor, grandmother Barbera, Grandfather James Grant, best daughter Jahlea, aunt Irene Wilson , his favorite cousins Ootie and Xavier and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends. The mayor and 15th Street.