Obituary of Haleem Mahdee Taymullah
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The sun rose on the life of Haleem Mahdee Taymullah on September 27, 1957, in Dayton, Ohio when he was born to Lee Swain and Audrey Brown. Haleem was raised by his mother and his late stepfather Norman Spells. Haleem had one sister, Arletta. As a child, he was always very active and playing sports. A memory from his childhood was when he ran his go-kart into a police car. Educated in the public school system, Haleem graduated from Ft. Campbell High School in Ft. Campbell, Kentucky class of ’75. Later he enlisted in the United States Army where he served from 1977 until 1980 in Germany. His final rank before being given an honorable discharge was an E4. Haleem met Beverly Coleman at a party and on October 2, 1982, they were united in marriage in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During the marriage they were blessed with the birth of their daughter, Shauna. The marriage was later dissolved. Haleem then met Pamela Jackson and to this union another daughter was born, Maya. His children remember how they loved their father dearly and always knew he loved them just as much. Haleem later met Imani Syeed whom he married, and they remained together until her passing in 2010. He was later blessed with two grandchildren, Jordyn, and Janelle whom he loved dearly. Haleem was a member of the Muslim faith for many years. By profession, he was a Truck Driver who did over the road driving. In his free time, Haleem enjoyed reading his Quran and watching the Philadelphia Eagles play. His favorite color was brown. Everybody enjoyed being around him. He had a very infectious laugh, along with a friendly and warm personality. He was born Jonathan Lee Swain, but eventually converted to the Islamic faith where he changed his name on May 5, 1994. This laughing, dancing, and always smiling man will be deeply missed. To know Haleem, was to love him. The sun set on the life of Haleem Mahdee Taymullah on September 28, 2022, in Aurora, Colorado when he passed from this life to eternal rest. He is preceded in death by his father, Lee Swain. Those left to cherish his memory include his children, Shauna Swain of Willow Grove, PA, and Maya Swain of German Town, PA; mother, Audrey Spells of Aurora, CO; step-father, Richard Gillingham of Aurora, CO; sister, Arletta (John) Cockrell of Centennial, CO; grandchildren, Jordyn Swain of Houston, TX, and Janell Swain of German Town, PA; nieces and nephews, Tony Campbell of Aurora, CO, Isaiah Cockrell of Anaheim, CA, Ariana Cockrell of Centennial, CO, and Madison Goward of Aurora, CO; cousins, Joyce (James) Jones of Sacramento, CA, Anita (Leslie) Lightner of Alexandria, VA, Rochelle (Jessie) Jones of Aurora, CO, Andre Bynum of Aurora, CO, and Lamont Brown of Chicago, IL; and a host of other relatives and friends. Rest In Peace…HaleemTo send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Haleem Taymullah, please visit Tribute Store
Saturday, October 8, 2022
Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services - Aurora
15057 East Colfax Ave. Unit H
Aurora, Colorado, United States
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