John Antonio Pope II

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John Antonio Pope II, age 19.  Sunrise March 4, 1996 and Sunset July 11, 2015.  John was a member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church where he sang with the youth choir as a child. He mentored with Enough is Enough and The Broken Hearted Organization.  John played football with the Eastland Vikings and AAU Basketball. He was a 2014 graduate of Independence High School where he played football and basketball.   He was also on the basketball team at Salem International University.  John was preceded in death by his father John A. Pope Sr. and grandfather Robert Bernard Chambers.  Left to cherish his memory are his mother Robyn M. Pope, sisters Temica R Higgins and Phylicia N. Pope, grandmothers Phyllis Campbell and Lula Mae Pope, great grandmother Deborah N. Young, aunt Theresa Pope Owens, uncles William Pope and Keith Young, 6 nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.  Visitation 12:00 noon and Funeral 1:00pm Friday July 17, 2015 at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church 428 E. Main St.  Interment at Glen Rest Memorial Estates.  Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE 2500 Cleveland Ave.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Deb Walkerwilkes :

    To the Pope family,
    My heart is truly broken for you: (Your son/brother, was a very nice young man,
    I really enjoy being around him, doing the AAU season, he played for my Son;
    May the prays of the righteous comfort your family doing this difficult time.
    God will heal your heart, my prays are with you and your family:

  2. Craig Wilkes :

    My prayers are with you at this time. Pope was a pleasure for me to coach, and to be around. As all the kids I coached I feel are family he is no different. Hearing the news hurt me and reality hasn’t set in yet. I will miss every time I see him out that smile or hearing that voice followed by a random joke or story. We were blessed to have pope on this earth. Gone but never will he be forgotten .
    Coach Craig
    Columbus Kings

  3. George & Geraldine Wooten :

    You can remember him and only that he’s gone,
    or you can cherish his memory and let it live on.

  4. Rachel Holliman :

    My deepest condolences are with the Pope family during this extremely difficult time. My husband was John’s basketball coach at Independence and often spoke about his limitless potential. My husband will miss him dearly, as I’m sure countless others will as well. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May he rest in peace.

  5. Paula Small :

    I just learned today and I am in shock and so very sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.

  6. Tammy Tatum Simpson :

    MY HEART IS BROKEN FOR I NEVER KNEW YOUR SON AS FOR SAY MEETING HIM IN PERSON FACE TO FACE BUT I FEEL THE PAIN DEEP FOR I TOO LOST A LOVING YOUNG SON AT AGE 18 IN 1994 FROM AN ACT OF VIOLENCE WITH HIS LIFE TAKEN AWAY, AND KNOW ONE CAN FILL THAT VOID BUT GOD AND IN TIME HE WILL SEE YOU ALL THROUGH THE PAIN AND HEART ACHE. YOUR SON’S MEMORIES WILL LIVE ON FROM WHAT WAS TOLD FROM MANY MY GRANDDAUGHTER AS ONE YOUR SON WAS A WONDERFUL PERSON AND VERY BRIGHT!!! OUR PRAYER’S ARE WITH YOU ALL.

  7. Rebecca Frederick :

    Robyn and family – I have been out of work for quite awhile with an illness and I just heard about the loss of your son. I wish I could be there to give you a hug – I am so very, very sad and my heart goes out to you. Sending you my love and prayers. Rebecca

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