Jeffery Len TaitNovember 1, 1972 ~ July 5, 2017 (age 44)
Jeffery Len Tait
Jeffery Tait was born on November 1, 1972, in Repton, Alabama. He was one of three children. Jeffery was a typical “country boy” who enjoyed the simplicities of life; a happy home, family, laughter, good friends, and the results of hard work. He mentored youth of all walks of life. Anyone in need of guidance, advice or a good conversation, found Jeff to be warm and genuine. He accepted Christ as his personal Savior and was a member of the Valley Park Baptist Church in Montgomery.
A provider for his family, Jeff was employed with the Office of District Attorney 19th Circuit as a Case Office for the Helping Families Initiative where he worked with “at risk” youth In Autauga County. He loved his job. Jeff always made a way to attend events for his girls, cheering loudly from the sidelines, motivating and encouraging their competitive spirit. Equally supportive of his wife, he championed her through many endeavors and together they nurtured their young family. There was never a question that Jeff’s family was the most important part of living his life.
Jeff was a graduate of Hillcrest High School in Evergreen, AL. He later received his Bachelor’s Degree in History Education from Alabama State University, where he was on the football team and served as an athletic trainer. His time at ASU afforded him the benefit of some true friends that he looked upon as brothers. Jeff was a “Fred Sanford” type who loved searching for that jewel amongst the rubble. Good with his hands, he proudly built, restored and created household items that he could boast about. When it came to politics, Jeff could debate with the best of them and would spend hours watching MSNBC. He was informed and involved. Although ASU Football was his passion, he also enjoyed golfing, going to the beach, and loved the Dallas Cowboys and Auburn Football.
Jeff now rests in the arms of our Savior. He wouldn’t want us to be sad and when we remember our blessings in him, we shouldn’t be. In time, our hearts shall heal, but our memories of him will remain forever. Jeff’s memory will be cherished by his wife: Tarica Lamar Tait, his daughters: Sydney Lynne Tait and Jalyn L’Rae Tait all of Montgomery, AL; his brothers: Brian Keith Tait of Montgomery, AL and Johnnie (Laura) Tait of Brewton, AL; one devoted sister: Lisa (John) Millender of Excel, AL; several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Cornelia (David) Richardson, Sharon (Reggie) Banks, Frank (Carole) Banks, Claudette Lamar, and Horace Lamar all of Monroeville, AL; Lucy Banks of Greenville, AL, Essie Baker and Kenneth (Patricia) Lamar both of Montgomery, AL, Latisha (Terrence) Loveless of Tuscaloosa, AL, Charles (Queenetta) Banks of Normal, IL, Clarence (Ida) Richardson of Orange Park, FL; a special great aunt: Annie McGadney of Detroit, MI; an uncle, William Buddy McMillian of Pensacola, FL; many nieces: Brooklyn, Kelsey, Kellon, Malyric, Shanaveia, Bridgette, LaShondra, Princess, and Carlie; nephews: Keinan, Tyrin, Tromaine, Demetrius, Franklin, Kennedy, Brandon, Chaz, Logan, Collin, and Bryson; many other loved relatives, youth, teammates, colleagues and friends.
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