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Roma Lee Taylor was born to the late Howard Levi II and Mabel Elizabeth Foreman, on August 4, 1945. She was called to eternal rest on September 9, 2017. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends that Roma had touched throughout her short, yet very memorable life. Throughout her health problems Roma continued to be extremely strong and faithful. Born and raised in Montgomery County, Maryland. Roma, attended and graduated from Poolesville High School.

On April 6, 1965, she married Leon S. Taylor, from this union they became the parents of two lovely daughters, Deneen Francene, and Jill Danielle and the grandparents of Racine.

She began her career of government service in 1975, working for the Department of Health and Human Services, as a Human Resources Analyst until her retirement in 2005. Her objective was always to be a steward of public service and she attained numerous certificates and acknowledgements to enhance and achieve her professional goals.

In her early years, she loved to sew any and everything, especially making clothes for herself, her children and even draperies. While keeping a spotless household "Do not sit in the living room." Roma also enjoyed crafts and arts.

Roma, loved and enjoyed her family immensely. Her favorite pastimes were cooking family meals, baking, (remember those pound and cheese cakes !!), traveling and going on road trips to the casinos, playing her numbers, and dining out. She had a love for tennis and she always enjoyed a "great cook-out" Family time was most important to her. After retirement, she devoted her time with assisting in raising her granddaughter. Roma's great joy was attending all her granddaughter's basketball games (she was her biggest cheerleader).

Roma was a very spiritual person and spent countless hours with her Prayer group and attending Healing School at VCCI. Roma was very caring and had a big heart. She opened her home to friends and family, anyone in need knew that they had a place in her home and her heart. She enjoyed Doo-Wop music, her favorite song being "There Is Something On Your Mind" and she enjoyed swing dancing. Her favorite saying was "Going to see a man about a horse" (that really kept us guessing). She was a source of wisdom to many, strong willed and no nonsense but always with love.

Roma, leaves to cherish her memory her husband Leon, devoted daughter Deneen and her precious granddaughter Racine, brother, Howard Levi Foreman III (Linda), sister Marcia Hungo and loving aunt Ella Mae Barnes, loyal and devoted friends Gladys Scott and Linda Rainey, godson Barry Scott, four sisters in-law, Delores, Evelyn, Jacqueline Taylor and Gloria Lee, one brother in-law James Taylor and nieces, nephews whom she adored and a host of other special loving relatives and friends.

Roma was predeceased by daughter, Jill Danielle, parents Howard and Elizabeth Foreman, brother Paul Sims (Barbara) sister Cleo Prather, parents in-law James and Liz Taylor, sister in-law Barbara Taylor, brother in-law William Taylor, niece Georgia White, nephew Bruce Taylor, cousins Patricia McRoy and Travis Scott.

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