Antoine D. Tanyhill


Antoine DeShawn “Singbaby” Tanyhill was born in Columbus, Ohio, on December 16, 1978, to Felicia Dalton and Reynaldo DeShawn Echols.

Shawn was raised by his loving grandparents, David and Geneva Tanyhill. During his early years, he attended Triedstone Missionary Baptist Church. As an adult, he made Mount Zion Baptist his church home.

Shawn was educated in the Columbus City school system and graduated from Independence High School. For the past three years, he worked as Lead Logistics Trainer at JC Penney Distribution Center. Shawn loved his work family, and his work family adored him.

Shawn was a friendly, happy young man with a big, open heart an outgoing personality. He was loved by all who knew him. He had a passion for baking and cooking. He took pride in preparing delicious meals to bring friends and family together. Shawn was an accomplished singer and sang with several different groups throughout the city. He took great pride in the care of his home and yard. He even had competitions with his neighbors for the best-manicured lawn. Shawn loved animals, especially cats and dogs. He had a special bond with his dog Kodi.

Shawn was preceded in death by his beloved grandfathers, Deacon David Tanyhill, Sr. and William T. Echols, grandmother Barbara Jean Berry, uncle Pastor David Tanyhill, Jr., and aunt Brenda (Curtis) Thomas.

He leaves to cherish his memory, parents Reynaldo DeShawn Echols and Felicia Dalton, loving grandmother Geneva Tanyhill, Sister Shonda Youngblood-Millner, Aunts Yvonne Echols Castleman, Evangelist Laura Tanyhill, and Bobbie (George) Hannah, uncles David (Melissa) Tanyhill III, Pastor Derrick (Nolita) Tanyhill, and Eric (Holly) Tanyhill, Cousins Leisan Echols, Monika (Chaz) Jefferson, and Raegan Jefferson, and a host of other great aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family members, and dear friends.

Visitation 6:00 PM and Funeral Service 7:00 PM Friday, October 11, 2019 at Triedstone Bapitst Church, 858 E. 3rd. Ave.

Interment Saturday 10:30am at Eastlawn Cemetery.

Condolence Messages

  1. My heartfelt condolences to the Tanyhill family. I worked with Shawn for a while at Elite Expediting. Always positive with a great smile! Stayed in touch through Facebook and it sounded as if he was doing well. God’s peace to all who knew and lived him.

  2. Shawn I know your in Heaven singing, dancing and cooking getting your praise on!
    I love you Tanyhill. Rest in Heaven❤

  3. Sincere sympathy for your loss. We miss Shawn here at JC Penney’s – he was a wonderful person and a joy to be around. May he rest in peace.

  4. felecia bulger rajanee agee

    I would like to send my condolence to you and your family. Shawn was a beautiful person and will be missed so much.

  5. The Duhaney Family

    My sincere condolences to the Tanyhill family. Shawn was a wonderful friend to me and my family. He is truly missed. Until we meet again dear friend…love you Shawn

  6. Shawn was such a money man to me and my 2 boys. He always fed us and shared unconditionally with us always . HE WAS A MAN OF GOD. it always showed through him. I PRAY THAT I CAN BE ONLY HALF THE MAN HE WAS. I LOVE YOU SHAWN. He never met a stranger and all that met him fell in love with his holy spirit that live inside him,

  7. Deborah Kay Tanyhill

    Lil Cuz rest in peace fly high & sing loud. You are truly missed.

  8. Shawn was one of, if not my most favorite person to work with at JCPenney. I was only there a year in-between graduating college and moving to Chicago. He was always good for a laugh or an open ear. I’m going to miss him so much. I’ve only known him for 3 very short years but ever since I’ve moved away I’ve thought about him all the time and all of the good times we had together. He was incredibly special and his grandparents raised such a gorgeous and talented human being!

    I’m not sure what he had been going through lately but I know that he wasn’t alone and I want to thank his family and best friends for keeping him close and taking care of him this entire time. I’m going to miss his stories the most and the sound of his laughter. His joy just filled up the room and it always turned me from sad to happy. I’ll never forget the joy he brought into my life! I’m so sorry he’s gone but I’m so lucky and glad to have known him. I wish eventual peace on his family so they can come together and heal after such a tragedy.

  9. Denese Woodland

    I knew the sound of his voice. “How long has he been gone from your house? Do you miss him?” “Yes,” was my response. He then said, with a kind and LOVING whisper…the whisper of GOD…”If you miss him from your house after a few days, please consider how much I have missed him from MY house for these 40 years.”
    John 14: 1-3 Do not let your hearts be trouble. You believe in God. My father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I WILL come back and take you to be with me that you may also be where I am.

  10. My condolences to the Tanyhill/Dalton Family… I’ve been knowing Shawn since elementary school & it was never a dull moment whenever we bumped into each other. Its not gonna be the same when I take my kids to the park & I look across the street and you’ll know longer be there! The angels have gained one that can sing his heart out & cook his butt off.. Rest easy my friend❤ gone but by far not forgotten❤

  11. Marvenia Bosley

    I Love You, I’ll Miss you, Rest in Peace Shawn, Your Middle School Principal, Marvenia E Bosley.

  12. Estella M Rucker

    Im Truly at a loss for words. The News of your passing was Heartbreaking. Im glad you came to see me recently unexpectedly. I Love you Tanyhill you Now have your wings you can sing for the Angels. Rest Peacefully my Friend❤

  13. I will love you to infinity and beyond. No one will ever be able to take your place. We laughed and cried together. You were a true friend. I will miss our conversations and your infectious humor. I’ll miss picking up the phone amd calling you. But most of all I’ll just miss you! I will foerever miss you. There is a hole in my heart and I feel soooo brokenhearted. I you. You were good to everyone who crossed paths with you. Rest easy my love.

  14. My deepest condolences to Shawn’s family. He was such a good person and will be truly missed. Gone way to soon! RIH Shawn!

  15. Thank you for being a WONDERFUL friend in my life. I have known you for 10 years and each one of those years was nothing but pure fun. I am going to miss our trail walks, going to war on the Wii, and our endless conversations, and most of all you keeping me laughing. I am in a state of shock and I’m not sure I will process this well. I am going to miss you so much.

  16. You were always surrounded by love. Now you’re free from pain but my heart is still broken into a thousand pieces. I will never question God on why these things happen for I know he has a devine plan for us all.
    I will miss you everyday that I am on this earth. You blessed us with laughter, food, and just your presence. I thanked gradma privately but I also want to thak her publicly for raising such a loving and caring human being. My love for you is infinite and I don’t know how or when I will ever get over this pain. You were such a kind and giving person and I want everyone to know that I have great memories of you to cherish. Until we meet again dear friend.

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