Anthony J. Wilson, Jr


Anthony James Wilson, Jr. was born January 18, 1994 in Columbus, Ohio. He departed this earthly life on December 8, 2019 at the age of 25.

Anthony accepted Christ at the early age of 12 on February 5, 2006. He united with the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church under the pastorate of Dr. G. Thomas Turner, Sr. and continued his membership under the current pastor, Dr. Scottie Aaron.

Anthony was active in the Young David’s, Soldiers of the Light Drill Team, Youth Fellowship, Youth Choir and Sunday Church School.

Anthony was a graduate of Columbus Public Schools. He briefly attended Columbus State Community College.

Anthony joined the United States Army November 6, 2014 and as Pvt. Wilson, he completed his basic training at Charlie Company of 787 Military Police Battalion at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Anthony was employed by the Willowtree Janitorial Company of Marengo, Ohio.

Anthony enjoyed chess and competed in tournaments throughout the City of Columbus and State of Ohio. He played AAU Basketball and weekend pickup basketball games with his grandfather Wilson, participating in First Tee at an early age and later golfing with his uncle, Norman Murice Wilson and the Annual Golf Outing the Men’s Fellowship of FMBC.

Anthony enjoyed cycling and affiliation with several motorcycle organizations, locally and statewide.

Anthony is preceded in death by his grandfathers, James N. Wilson, Jr.; great grandfathers, Horace Brown, Sr., James N. Wilson, Sr. Clyde Eberhart, Sr., and Dee Jay Henry; grandmother, Marian Henry; great grandmother, Mary Bynum; and many other family members, too numerous to name.

Anthony leaves to cherish his memory, children, twins, Zion and Zionna, Anthony J. III, Raelynn, Eli, and Isaiah and their mothers; mother, Teirsa Henry (Keith) Martin; father, Anthony J. Wilson, Sr., Joseph Hight; siblings, Alexis, Karyn, and Mia Wilson, Kiera, Kiana, Keith, and Kevin Martin, Mychia Crocket and Tarika Green; grandmothers, Angelia Wilson Brown and Sonja (Malcolm) Goff; great grandmother, Louise G. Brown; and a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, the Smith, Bell, Dalton and Fox families, the Kicks and Motorcycle nation.

Visitation 10:00am and Funeral 12:00pm Friday, December 20, 2019 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave.

Interment at Evergreen Burial Park.

Condolence Messages

  1. Tami Wilson-Reed

    My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the peace that you seek.

  2. We would like to offer the family our condolences. Continue to rely on God and know that he hears your prayers, because he cares for you. With caring thoughts.

  3. The Key family

    My deepest condolences sent to your family. May God continue to bless and strengthen you!

  4. Betty Reed & Shayla Scarberry

    Our condolences and prayers for the entire family. He will missed deeply but will never be forgotten. God will continue to look over the family.

  5. I am truly sorry for your loss rest in peace baby watch over your family I am glad that I had the honor of having you in our life you will forever be in my heart.

  6. Ranata Burge Boyd

    My thoughts, prayers and condolences to the family. I’m truly sorry to hear about the loss of “Little”Ant. I loved him endlessly as one of my children. I will continue to keep the family lifted in prayer.

  7. I hope that our Lord brings your family the much-needed peace during this sad time. My condolences to the family.

  8. Nico M Smith hight

    Your gone but not forgotten my deepest condolences to the family. Love you Anthony. Watch over all your loved ones.

  9. George and Renee Jones

    To Angelia Brown and Family,

    We also grieve with you and mourn Anthony’s passing; your loss is our loss. We remember him as a youth growing up with our grandchildren at FMBC. Please know that we are praying for you and your family and know that you may call on us at any time if you should need anything. May our Holy Spirit comfort you…

  10. I will miss Doc so much. He had a way of uplifting you when you were at the lowest point. He so had a way of making me laugh when I would put on my mean mug and I couldn’t stand it anymore, and gave Into the laughter. He was an enigma and will always be remembered. I pray for peace and comfort for his family, and children

  11. To my friend Angelia and family of Anthony Jr. I was truly stunned learning of Anthony Jr.’s passing. Words are unable to express my sadness for you during this difficult time of loss and grief. Anthony knew he was loved and so are you. Praying Continuous prayers that Heavenly Grace will embrace all of you.

  12. My deepest sympathies for the loss of this beautiful soul, and may we all meet him again .

  13. Mr.and Mrs.Paul&Daphne Pace Jr.

    Sorry for your loss , but god will heal all broken hearts. Keep y’all heads to the sky and you will be looking at him cuz he’s with god loving hands all prayers from my family

  14. Tracy, Faith and Sydney Snow

    To The Brown Family, You are in our thoughts and prayers. We will always remember Anthony and his beautiful smile. Continue to lean on God. He will provide the comfort that you need during this time. If there is anything that we can do, please let us know.

  15. My deepest condolence to the family in this time of sorrow may God keep you in his mercy and grace and strengthen you
    God bless.

  16. Ashleigh Locke aka cash

    You will always be my brother Doc and I will cherish every beautiful moment we shared for the rest of my life prayers of peace for your family ride hard brother

  17. So sorry for your loss praying for strength.. Anthony you will be truly missed.

  18. Deepest and most sincere condolences to the family.. Gonna miss you bro..

  19. Wish you were still here, your were a good man and a good brother! I wait to see you again….

  20. So sorry for our loss may god continue to strengthen u Anthony and I love the fact that you all support your brother I love u all

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