On February 28th 2018 Tony suffered from complications due to congestive heart failure and passed while asleep. Tony was rushed to the hospital where he was met by family and friends who came together to support one another. Tony survived many medical conditions thoughout his life as well as being given a 2nd chance when he became the recipient of a kidney donation in 2012. Through all of these battles his lifelong friend Misty Barner was his support. Tony was the father of 3 amazing children, Giovanni, Téana, and Xavion, who he loved with everything in him. In recently past years, Tony lost his father Robert and his mother Cathy within a few years of eachother. He then lost his mother Armetta, and brother Ayendé. Tony remained a support to his brothers Dorian and Stephen, he planned his brother Ayendé's funeral, took care of his childhood home in Indianapolis, and was the glue that kept everyone together through it all. Earlier in life Tony and his siblings Jewel, Wayne, and Willie were seperated. He made it a point to look for them as soon as he was able and they were reunited.
He was a charismatic person who loved his family, friends, gambling, cooking, animé, and had a way about him that turned any event into a good time. Tonys friends were truly his family and he was everyone's confidant, always there without hesitation. Many of us lose touch with childhood friends over time, but that wasn't Tonys style, he valued his day ones and added many friendships along the way.
Please donate to help celebrate Tony's life, and provide the perfect homegoing to his family and friends that passed before him.
All proceeds will go to funeral costs and to the care of children.
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