Anthony Quan “Merch” Merchant Sr.


Anthony Quan Merchant Sr. “Merch”, age 59 was born December 11, 1962 in Columbus, Ohio to James and Joyce Taylor. He received his invitation to Heaven December 19, 2021.

Anthony accepted Christ at Bibleway Church of our Lord Jesus Christ at the age of 13. He always remembered the word of God and loved to sing. His favorite song being “Silver and Gold”. He believed in the Power of Prayer and wasn’t afraid to use it.

Anthony was multi-talented and multi-faceted. His talents being in the arts and singing. He was very personable and outgoing. He loved and cared very deeply for his family. He never met a stranger. Anthony worked construction, and also worked at Goodwill as a forklift driver before becoming disabled.

Anthony is preceded in death by his father, James Taylor; grandparents; Eugene and Ossaleen Curry, aunt Cheryl Curry who greeted at heaven gates, she was always there to help at anytime he needed her, she understood him with unconditional love neither can be replaced on earth now their together lighting the sky in heaven.

He leaves to cherish his memory, mother, Joyce Taylor; sister, Patrice Merchant; daughters, Candise (Merchant) Kendricks, Shaunikqua Merchant, Chassity Merchant, Quantre’ Merchant; sons, Anthony Merchant, Jr., and Antonio Merchant-Truwolf; 9 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; brothers, Tyrone Taylor and Joey King; fiancé, Ava Dawkins; aunts,  Aunt Mischa who was enduring and loved him, Aunt Patty, Aunt Mary Lou and Aunt Gail who held a very special relationship with her nephew. They had a bond, she always had his back. Uncle;  Uncle Bobby who loved his nephew had real talks and shared words of positive wisdom about life with him, and a host of family and friends.

Visitation 11:00 AM and Funeral Service 12:00 PM Wednesday, December 29, 2021, at Philadelphia Deliverance Church of Christ, 250 S. Napoleon Ave. Mask and Social Distancing are required. Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.


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Condolence Messages

  1. Will always love and miss you Merch. Condolences to your wife and other family and friends that will never be the same without you! All my love my friend.

  2. My condolences to the family

  3. Angela (Tink) Thompson

    “Rest Peacefully Anthony” Prayers of Peace and Healing goes out to the family.

  4. Davonna Johnson Gordon

    Sending a sincere condolences to the merchant family, praying God will comfort you all in your time of loss, Rest peacefully Anthony in Gods care ❤️

  5. Praying for the family
    Anthony rest in Peace

  6. Bonita Moore And the Johnson family.

    Sending sincere condolences to the Merchant family, keeping you all in prayer from the Johnson And Moore family. God be with you through this difficult time.

  7. Sending the family my heartfelt the family from the Burgess family

  8. Mrs Stephanie Davis

    My prayer is that Aunt Joyce, Patrice, Miss Ava, Uncle Bobby, Aunt Gail, Auntie Mish, Shannikqua, Lil Anthony Jr, Antonio, Candise, Chassidy, Quan’tre Love, his nephews, his cousins, and the rest of my first family of Columbus Ohio all embrace Gods unwavering LOVE, HIS peace, HIS comfort, HIS amazing presence, HIS understanding, and HIS holy spirit as we all experience this challenging season of Anthony’s home going. He was always kind to me, and I’m extremely grateful God’s strategic perfect will and plan manifested our connection, and good memories. People may not remember how we smell, people may not remember what clothes we had on, or even past conversations, however us humans will ALWAYS remember how we were treated in this life. Anthony was kind, with a big personality. ❤ Farewell, buddy. Continuosly, and sincerely praying for the family.

    • Patrice Merchant

      We thank you for your prayers during this difficult time. Anthony presence and smile will definitely be missed. We are at peace because Anthony prayed and said God got me then his perfect will was done.

  9. Crystal Robinson (herrera)

    Sending love and healing prayers for the family from the Robinson family. He will forever be missed and loved dearly. He held a special place in the world and now he will light up the sky. My prayers will be for all his adored loved ones.

  10. My condolences to Merchant family, I didn’t know Merch that well but he always had a smile on his face and a positive attitude and I know he cared deeply about his family and friends. Rest In Peace brother Merch

  11. So very sorry for your loss. Praying for the family comfort and healing.

  12. My Condolences to Anthony’s entire Family, rest well my childhood friend.. I knew Anthony my whole life, from elementary school to present and he always treated me like family.. I will miss seeing you out and about..

  13. Kimberly Gentry-Westbrook

    My sincere condolences to the family. Anthony you will be truly missed.

  14. Patrice Merchant

    Thank you

  15. james(skooter)dean


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