Anthony Irving Wilson, Jr. / 1977-2009

Published 9:21 am Monday, August 17, 2009

Anthony Wilson

Anthony Wilson

Anthony “Tony” Irving Wilson, Jr., 32 of South Bend, Indiana, passed away suddenly, but of natural causes, on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009 at St. Anthony Medical Center in Michigan City, Ind.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Aug. 21, at noon with visitation one hour prior, at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 601 Ferry Street, in Niles. Tony’s brother-in-law Elder Jeffrey Diggins, Sr. and also Supt. Samuel Diggns, Sr. will officiate.

An interment will follow at Mission Hills Memorial Gardens, Niles.

Tony was born on June 20, 1977 in Seattle, Wash., to Anthony I. Wilson, Sr. and Evelyn (Palmer) Wilson.

He enjoyed music; not only playing the drums but he was also a Christian rapper known by “Christian T.” Tony’s personality was very upbeat and he always looked for a way to make people laugh. He loved serving others, receiving the nickname “Wisdom” and was called into the medical field where he worked as an EMT for SMCAS and also Borgess Lee Memorial Hospital in Dowagiac.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Hubert and Mary Palmer and his paternal grandparents, Hilliard and Bernice Wilson.

Tony is survived by his father, Anthony I. Wilson, Sr. of Kalamazoo; his mother, Evelyn Honer of South Bend, Ind.; his two sons, Daltonio and Cameron both of Elkhart, Ind., his daughter, Antonisha of Dowagiac; his three sisters, Mia (Elder Jeffery) Diggins, Feticia Fowlkes, and Felicia Fowlkes, all of South Bend, Ind. and his step-brother, David Honer also of South Bend, Ind. He will also be missed by a host of nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

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Arrangements were by Brown Funeral Home, Niles.