Patrick Mahomes Fan Lowered Into Grave in Specially Made Chiefs Coffin


The Kansas City Chiefs have a dedicated fan base spread across the country. One man took his love for the Super Bowl champs to the grave—literally.  Vernon Taylor from Jackson, MS was a passionate Chiefs fan for years. The 66-year-old died on July 21 and was buried over the weekend. His family wished for him to have a Kansas City Chiefs sticker on his coffin, but the funeral home took it a step further and covered the whole casket in Chiefs logos and other artwork, with Taylor’s face on top.


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Taylor’s younger brother Rob Jay remembered him as a kind, loving soul who helped the homeless in his free time. “He was the only guy in the family that went right to the homeless community to feed them, to clothe them,” Jay told KCTV5. “He would ask us for extra clothes around the house just so he could take them to the homeless.”

The Chiefs were Taylor’s other hobby. He and Jay used to play football on an electric football set. The family only had two teams for the set: the Chiefs and Minnesota Vikings. “He was always the Chiefs, and he beat me all the time,” Jay recounted. Taylor went on to collect Chiefs gear over time and even had a separate room in his house dedicated to his paraphernalia.

“He had a song about the Chiefs, I can still hear him singing,” his brother admired of his diehard fandom. “‘Watch that defense: Lanier, Lynch’…. He would name them all—[Buck] Buchanan, Albert Lewis.”  Taylor was never able to make it to Kansas City for a game, but he was able to see his favorite team at the Superdome in New Orleans when they played the Saints. Now, his body will spend the rest of eternity in a casket covered in his beloved red and white.


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