Friday, January 14th, 2005 - Tuesday, September 29th, 2020
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Dawaun D. Lewis-Taylor was born on January 14th 2005 to Dashaundra L. Lewis and Tarail D. Taylor. Dawaun was the oldest of his five siblings, and he loved them all dearly.
Dawaun began his school education at Harambe Christian school, Miillennium Middle and lastly attended Eastbridge Academey. Dawaun, loved to Rap, dance and make music just as his late mother who was known to many in the city as Lady Dee. He also loved playing football and basketball, but he had a greater strong desire for the sport of basketball. He played this sport throughout middle and high school. One of the greatest memories for Dawaun was having the privileged to meet his hero Blake Griffin and Chris Paul both of the LA ClIppers. In Dawaun younger days he was given another privilege of being trained in boxing by the 1990 Heavy Weight Champion of the world James Buster Douglas, through the Thompson Recreation Center younth program. Dawaun was a very strong and a hard worker, he loved o helping others in a time of need. Dawaun was employed by Pigs In The City, a company owned and operated by his grandfather ,which he enjoyed being apart of. Dawaun, was a loving individual with a big heart he could always find a way to keep a smile on your face and joy in your heart.
Dawaun, was dedicated to the Lord, December of 2005. He personally accepted Christ and was baptized on March 19th, 2016 by his grandfather Pastor Litt R. Howard Jr. Dawaun was a member of United Word Ministry, and will be truly missed by those who loved him. Dawaun departed this life on September 29th, 2020 and was proceeded in death, by his mother Dashaundra L. Lewis, grandmother Terrie Saunders, grandfather Ricky Taylor Sr; Great-grand parents: Charlotte & Lewis Carter, great- grandfather Litt R. Howard Sr. Dawaun, survived by grandparents Litt Ross Jr & Toni Howard. He leaves Father Tarail Taylor, and grandmother Pamela Lewis, special father Davado Sanders. and great-grandmother Patricia Smith. SpecIal grandparents: Davena Sander & Great Mama Arlene, and Charlotte and Donald Swayne. He also leaves his five sibling’s; Da’vier Lewis, Day’ren Lewis, Darren Lewis, sister’s; Day’zire Lewis and Da’Raiha Taylor, and a host of Aunts, Uncles, cousins and friends.

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 10th, 2020 | 10:30am - 12:00pm
    Saturday, October 10th, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm
    Chapel of Caliman Funeral Services
    3700 Refugee Road
    Columbus, Ohio 43232
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    PLEASE READ BEFORE VISITATION... During this time of the pandemic, we understand the complexities of wanting to honor your loved one and allowing friends and relatives to show their support. While it is important to us to honor the request of a family, we must also adhere to State of Ohio mandates when it comes to public and private gatherings. The protocols Caliman Funeral Services have put in place will make it not only manageable but still allow for visitation services be meaningful. To give those who wish to visit with the family and view their loved one we allow no more than twenty guests at a time to process into the facility. This is to sign the register book, state your condolences to the family, view your loved one and exit the building. It is our goal to make this less stressful for family and friends, maintain the integrity and honoring the family during a difficult time, and being in compliance concerning the mandates of the State of Ohio. Thank you for your understanding and patience. Caliman Funeral Services
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    Saturday, October 10th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    Saturday, October 10th, 2020 12:00pm
    Chapel of Caliman Funeral Services
    3700 Refugee Road
    Columbus, Ohio 43232
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    Saturday, October 10th, 2020 |
    Saturday, October 10th, 2020
    Eastlawn Cemetery
    1401 Woodland Avenue
    Columbus, Ohio 43219
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Brittany welch

Posted at 01:19pm
When first start church meet him he was so happy pastor Ross Howard got him his head phone he wanted! He biggest smile was so happy he had heart on sleeve and amazing young many prayers go out to you all Brittany welch I’m related Rebecca welch

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Tracy Bloom

Posted at 11:02am
To the family, Dawaun was an amazing young man with the most beautiful smile. My heart is heavy for you Dawaun. My heart is heavy for the family and friends who have encountered you within your time with us. May your head be lifted up and the peace and comfort of the Lord surround us all.

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You will be greatly missed! The world was robbed have a wonderful young man. May you rest in peace.
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