(Due to Covid-19 concerns, all who attend memorial service are REQUIRED to wear a face mask and practice social distancing)
Anthony Lamar "Tony" Dukes Sr., 52, of Asheville, went home to be with our LORD on Sunday September 13, 2020. He was born August 21, 1968 to father Alphonso Dukes Sr., and mother Bernice Simmons in Philadelphia, PA. Tony was a gentle giant who never met a stranger. He enjoyed family time, cooking, playing basketball, and drinking his 211. Tony was loved by many near and far. He was preceded in death by his aunts Jackie and Eura L. Coleman, and his father-in-law James Underwood.
Left to cherish his memory are his parents, children Autumn, Tony Jr., Tristian, Khristian, Makala, Lyric, and Rashad, granddaughter Abigail, girlfriend of 16 years Latricia Underwood, sister Monica Harris-Gladny, brothers Maurice Simmons and Alphonso Jr., special friends Sue and James Wright, and Stephen Phillips, and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends who will truly miss him.
A Memorial Service honoring the life of Mr. Anthony Dukes will be held Saturday September 19, at 3pm at World Wide Baptist Tabernacle located at 85 Choctaw St. The family will be receiving friends at 54-B Erskine St. from 12pm - 8:30pm on Friday September 18. The service will be live streamed on Avery's Memorial Chapel's FB page.
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