James Lee Taylor was born June 25, 1984 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Alice Shannon and the late Jimmie Coats. He was reared by his father Gregory Shannon. He was a graduate of L.B. Landry High School, and attended Delgado Community College where he studied Culinary Arts. James was employed at Securitas, Inc. On Saturday, February 16, 2013 God whispered to “The Protector” Mission Complete. James leaves to mourn his wife, Mellisa L. Taylor; a daughter, Parker Taylor; His mother, Alice Shannon; his father, Gregory Shannon; four brothers, Jimmie Coats Jr., Almichael Shannon, Gregory Shannon Jr., and Raymond Taylor two sisters, Danielle Coats and Delores Tyler; one grandmother Lula Coats; His father-in-law Lloyd Lewis Sr.; one sister-in-law, Natalie L. Walker (Dedric); one brother-in law, Lloyd Lewis Jr., and other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his father; His grandparents, Alma Ruth Otis, Raymond Julius, and Jessie Coats; and one mother-in-law Joann N. Lewis. Home going Celebration will be held at St. Luke Assembly of God, 2201 Franklin Ave., New Orleans, Louisiana 70117 on Saturday, February 23, 2013. Bishop Onassis Jones Officiating. Visitation begins at 8am. Services will begin at 9am. Interment Holt Cemetery. You may sign the guest book on www.gertrudegeddeswillis.com and nola.com/obits. GERTRUDE GEDDES WILLIS FUNERAL HOME, INC. IN CHARGE.