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Roosevelt “Rosie” Taylor was a former Bears All-Pro safety who helped lead the Chicago Bears to the 1963 NFL championship title.

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Published in Las Vegas Review-Journal on Jun. 1, 2020.
MEMORIES & CONDOLENCES
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June 30, 2020
My deepest condolences to the family. May you find comfort in your treasured memories of Your loved one and May God continue to comfort you in the days, months and years ahead.
June 14, 2020
My sincere condolences to the family. I'm sorry for your loss. I only met Mr. Taylor a couple of times with Lisa. During college, Lisa and Sherri shared many stories about their lovely family. Some stories were about how Mr. Taylor showed up as a "gentleman's gentleman" to represent the best of black men. Mr. Taylor did good.
Sharon Carroll
Acquaintance
June 13, 2020
As a true Chicago Bears fan I would like to pass on my condolences to the family and friends. May his memory live on.
Mike Patocka
June 12, 2020
As clubhouse boys for the Chicago Bears during our high school years (1963-1966), we were privileged to know Rosey. He was our favorite player and the only Bear that we made a special effort to introduce to our parents. Although soft spoken, his love for us and for humanity were more impactful than any of his numerous bone rattling tackles. We are honored to be included in his circle of friends. With love, Carl and Tony Ruzicka
Carl & Tony Ruzicka
Coworker
June 11, 2020
very belated message to send our love and prayers to Claudia and her family. Rosey was A
Cherished friend of ours and We had so Much fun when
He was with the 49ers. John and I asked him
To Be godfather to our youngest daughter, Erin. She still talks about him
And remembers the
Beautiful Bracelet he gave her
Happy memories And love to Claudia and family.
Sue John Brodie
Friend
June 6, 2020
To Mrs Claudia, Brian and all of Rosey's family I send my condolences. Every time I drive down Franklin Avenue I think about the excitement of a 12-year old meeting an All-Pro just months after he helped the Chicago Bears win the NFL Championship. I always admired Rosey. Even in my old age, when we talked I still felt excitement like that 12-year old felt 56 years earlier. Thanks #24! Ro Brown
Ro Brown
June 6, 2020
Alishia
June 6, 2020
As a Grambling State University Alumni and member of the
Grambling Legends, it was an honor to read such a beautiful obituary of such an awesome life well lived. Blessings to his wife, children and family.
Lillian (Tweet) Colar
June 5, 2020
RIP C/O 85 BULLDOGS 4LIFE
Theresa Ellsworth McWilliams
Classmate
June 5, 2020
I remember Mr. Taylor being a substitute teacher in my Junior High class during the off-season. Very nice and helpful. It was cool to have a pro football player teaching the class. My sincere condolences to Mr. Taylors family.
Ronald Walton
Student
June 5, 2020
To the Taylor Family: May the Love of God surround you and bring you comfort, strength and peace during this difficult time.
Karen Williams
Friend
June 3, 2020
Condolences to Roosevelts family and friends. God comforts the broken hearted and those who mourn.
June 3, 2020
Our condolences and sympathy to the Taylor family. Our friendship spans from High School. We will never forget Roosevelt and the time we were all together.
Joseph S. Clark - Class of 1957
Friend
June 3, 2020
I may have not been around often, but the very request you have asked of me dear uncle was done a yr later and continue to be. Love you until we meet again.
Kishonda Roman
Family
June 3, 2020
Blessings and comfort to the entire family.
Maurice and Felicia Williams
Family
June 3, 2020
R.I.P. Uncle Rosey
Angela Walker
Family
June 3, 2020
God is a God of all Comfort and he will Comfort the family's...My heartfelt condolences to the family's..
June 3, 2020
Rosey was truly a black man everyone could look up to , he has proven what we all can do when we put our minds to it.
Sylvia Copper
Friend
June 3, 2020
ur deepest sympathy goes out to the family of Roosevelt. What a football player! He truly be missed. Again so sorry for your loss.
LeeRoy
June 3, 2020
Thoughts and prayers to the Taylor family, may God give you comfort as you go through this time of your loss.
June 3, 2020
What a exciting career MrRosey had. A lot of good memories left the family and all of the fans. Im so sorry for your loss. May God be with you at this time.
June 2, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Gizelle Jones (Charley Jones Daughter)
Friend
June 2, 2020
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June 2, 2020
As young newly-weds from Minnesota, we were Chicago apartment building neighbors with the Taylor family during 1968. It was our great privilege to become friends with Claudia and Rosie and also to care for their darling daughters Sherri and Alicia on game days for the Bears. We carry the fondest memories of the beauty and generosity of that family, and of course of the rich humanity of Rosie. Thanks be to God for such a wonderful life.
Tom Fabel
Friend
June 2, 2020
remember when I was younger how I use to travel to my uncles home in New Orleans for his birthday. I enjoyed every moment with him and the rest of my family. ❤
Cynthia A Williams
Family
June 2, 2020
My condolences on the loss of your loved one. May God comfort and strengthen all of you in your time of sorrow.
patricia
June 2, 2020
An amazing and unforgettable player to watch. May God be with the Taylor family.
June 2, 2020
Our deepest condolences to the family. We pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort you all during this extremely difficult time.
June 1, 2020
When real men played real football.
Fred Farkle
June 1, 2020
While my childhood life developed Rosey passed through my Sports knowledge. Condolences to the Family and friends
Ernest Johnson
Friend
June 1, 2020
I remember when he played for our 49ers. If that was a small part of his career, it is still something to be treasured by every 49er fan. Eternal glory to him in a much more important Hall of Fame.
Albert Alioto
June 1, 2020
To the family......
"The life of the dead is place in the memory of the living." Maceo T. Cicero
May the memories of your love one and the love of God fill your heart with peace.
God's peace and love


Eugenia Adams
Acquaintance
June 1, 2020
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Elise Martin
June 1, 2020
Alicia Taylor Bard, Rosey Taylors daughter is a wonderful, loving, caring and loyal friend for over 30 years. We met at Howard University and she introduced me to my husband of 30 years!!! Great Fathers leave a legacy with their children. Mr. Taylor through your daughter-Alicia, your legacy is love!!!
Taylor family please accept our deepest condolences for your loss. May God Bless you all!
Valerie James
Friend
June 1, 2020
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Valerie James
June 1, 2020
Roosevelt Taylor is a wonderful Father, who produced a wonderful, smart, caring and loyal daughter, Alicia Taylor Bard. Alicia influenced me greatly at Howard University and even introduced me to my husband of 30 years! So Mr. Taylor, I owe you big time!
Alicia and family may God comfort you during this difficult time.
Valerie James
Friend
June 1, 2020
Godspeed Roosevelt, and thank you for the memories...
Harry Simpson
June 1, 2020
Tribute to Mr Taylor Rest in Peace https://youtu.be/UTGinNbeDpg
rich roth
Friend
June 1, 2020
From his niece Angela Walker.
Angela Walker
Family
June 1, 2020
MY CONDOLENCES TO THE TAYLOR FAMILY. REST IN PEACE ROSEY YOU'RE ONE OF THE GREATS OF ALL TIME !
ferdinand b branch
June 1, 2020
I didnt know you or your family, but I have known of you. Always respected, admired and followed the way he played the game of football. My prayers to your family.
Living in Dallas, but born and raised in New Orleans.
Milton Sandy Sander
Sandy Sander
Student
June 1, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Charles Robinson
Classmate
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