Elmo Kane Taylor was born on July 4, 1953 in Chicago, Illinois to the union of Elmo Taylor Sr. and Josephine Hurst of Leland, Mississippi who proceeded him in Paradise. He also was joined in paradise by his bruthah’s Allen and Harvey Taylor, his sustah Joyce Taylor, and his son Lonnie McNell.
Elmo was raised in Chicago, Illinois where he attended Sumner Elementary. He completed grammar school then went on to attend Dante High School, Marshall High School and Westinghouse where he received his high school diploma.
Elmo relocated to Seattle, Washington in 1983 to live out the rest of his years. Moe started working for Boeing where he was a production line worker, making airplane parts for years. He also pursued a career with Pioneer Industry where he tested Wii game consoles. Moe then went and completed cosmetology school continuing to become a barber and worked the trade that was taught to him by his father until he departed to his paradise. Moe also found a passion in music and went on to become one of the most well-known DJs in Seattle, Washington crowning the name DJ K-Town Extraordinaire, hosting some of the largest stepper’s sets Seattle has experienced. Moe was also a member of an African American male stepping crew named The Gentlemen of Styles of Stepping where they shared a circle of brotherhood love with each other through music and stepping! Elmo also loved watching westerns and action movies!
Elmo transitioned at Valley Medical Hospital in Seattle on December 27, 2021 at 11:30 pm while being treated for a long-term battle with an incurable lung disease and COVID-19.
Elmo leaved to cherish his memory: Stepmother Ida Taylor of Dallas, TX; Daughters Abidyah Scott (Geoffrey) of Seattle, WA, Monique Washington of Chicago, IL, Nikole Blackwell of Oroville, CA, Tanisha Moore of Florence, AL, Anna Peeks of Seattle, WA, and Neveah of Seattle, WA; sons Twjuan Scott of Seattle, WA, Xzabko Scott of Las Vegas, NV, and Natavius Washnington (Shanita) of Chicago, IL; god-daughter Aja Cobbs of Chicago, IL; grandchildren Lonnie McNell Jr, Twjuan Scott Jr., Tondalaya Scott, Vaneshia Scott, Samuel Scott, Genea Scott, Carnetta Scott, and Cecilia Scott; great-grandchildren Malaiyah Benson-Scott, Tamyra Scott, Vonzell Scott, Kiera Blackwell, Twjuan Scott III, Geneshia Yancy, A’Miracle Moore, Ty’uaun Scott, and Gednelle Sneed; sisters Diane Taylor and Tamara Taylor of Dallas, TX; brothers Andy Taylor and Samuel Taylor (Ebony) of Dallas, TX; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, associates, and close friends!
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