Antonio Bythwood was born at Grady Hospital on June 28, 1982. He was a son, brother, fiancé, father, and friend. While always being there for his family and friends Antonio was fighting an internal battle. Antonio was on dialysis for the last 7 years due to needing a kidney. Antonio never let his battle win and always displayed a positive attitude that was infectious. Antonio found time to not only take care of friends and family while battling his disease but also to support others who were going through their own battles. Antonio would participate in the Kidney Walk to raise awareness to the cause. He also supported other Charites such as ones for Lupus and The Dudley Jumper foundation. Antonio even had his on charity the K.O.M. which stands for Kidney’s Over Money. Antonio Bythwood was a man of God with no fear because he knew every day he had on this earth was a blessing and a gift.
Antonio was survived by his mother, sisters, fiancé, and daughter. His 6-year-old daughter Jakayla Bythwood, was the light of her father’s life and a big reason he was able to push forward each day with his battle. On Thursday, September 14, 2017 Antonio Bythwood suddenly passed away. He was driving on his way home with his fiancé to prepare for a trip out of town. During this time Antonio became unresponsive behind the wheel and his Fiancé Lakishia White had to act quick and stop the car to keep them from crashing. Lakishia White immediately contacted the EMS and awaited their arrival. Once the EMT’s arrived on scene they began trying to revive Mr. Bythwood while traveling to the hospital. The doctors tried many times to revive him with no success.
Antonio was such a loving and caring man. He loved to make people laugh and smile. Antonio was a family man who always put what he was going through aside to be there for them and provide encouraging words. His strength was nothing short of amazing. I ask that anyone who can donate to please do so to a man whose legacy will be remembered forever. The funds will go to sending Antonio Bythwood off with a proper funeral where all those who loved him can enjoy his spirit one more time.
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