Alexander Anthony Sr., "Big Jinkx." A lifelong resident of McDowell County, West Virginia, Deacon Anthony was 57 years old.
He was born on January 13, 1953 to Jesse Lee and Geraldine Carter Anthony. He attended school in McDowell County. Upon completing his education, he began working at the Algoma Coal Mine. He also worked at the mines in Superior in Coalwood.
Deacon Anthony served on the police force for the towns of Welch, Kimball, and Keystone. Due to having polio as a child and sustaining a severe back injury while working in the mines, he was declared disabled.
He was a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church, Kimball ,W.Va.
He was ordained as a Deacon by Mozelle Scruggs on March 3, 1998.
Deacon Anthony was a loving husband, father and friend. He will sorely missed by everyone who knew him. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse Lee and Geraldine Cater Anthony; his brothers, Everette D. Anthony Sr. and Victor Anthony; sister, Janice Davis; several nieces and nephews.
He leaves to cherish his memories his loving and devoted wife of 38 years, Marilynne Anthony of Maybeury, W.Va.; daughter, Alexandra (Kevin) Anthony of Bluefield, W.Va.; sons, Brian (Lashawnda) Graham of Tuson, Ariz., Alexander (Tashina) Anthony Jr. of Maybeury, W.Va., Ryan Anthony of the home; grandchildren, Shemaiah Adams, Kevon Graham, Shawn Graham, Tavian Graham, Ja'chan Anthony, and Genesis Adams; brothers, Jesse (Sammye) Anthony Jr. of Georgia, Samuel (Debra) Anthony of Highland Park, Mich., and Sandy Anthony of Maybeury; sisters, Shirley Spencer of Charlotte, N.C., Diane (Ruben) Rodriquez of New York, Karen (Frankie) Stockton of Columbus, Ohio, Doni Anthony of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; and a host of nieces, and nephew, and other relatives;
A homegoing service will be conducted Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at the Mt. Ebenezer Baptist Church, Algoma, W.Va. with the Reverend Curtis Spencer officiating. Burial will follow at the Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton, W.Va. Friends and family may call Saturday at the church from 11:00 a.m. until the hour of service. Assisting the Reverend Curtis Spencer will be the Reverend Jerome Powell, the Reverend Timothy Hairston, and the Reverend William Spencer. Pallbearers and flowerbearers will be friends of the family.
Arrangement by Widener Funeral Home, Northfork W.V