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August 24, 2021


Lester Anthony

June 07, 1947 - August 22, 2021

On Sunday, August 22, 2021 at 10:22 PM surrounded by his family, Deacon Lester Anthony heard god’s voice calling and he answered the call. He departed this earthly life for his heavenly home prepared for him.

Deacon Lester was a member of the Deacon Board, Brotherhood, Sunday School Teacher and Superintendent, Member of the pastor’s Aide Committee, State Brotherhood, and church van driver.

He was employed with the Washington Parish School System for more than 20 years, serving as Crossing Guard and Custodian.

He leaves unforgettable memories to be cherished by his 7 children, Shonda Anthony of Baton Rouge, La, Quincy Anthony of Washington, D.C., Lester A. Anthony of Metairie, LA, Kanita (Calvin) Dubose- Bailey of Atlanta, GA, Marshall (Latrice) Anthony of Houston, TX, Felicia (Myran) Anthony Robinson of Franklinton, LA and Alicia Anthony of Covington, LA; 3 sisters, Irma Tuckson of New Orleans, LA, Lonie Mae Anthony of Algiers and Freddie Young of Covington, LA; 1 brother, Murphy (Patricia) Anthony of New Orleans, LA; he was blessed with 12 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild; special friend, Mrs. Shirley Hitchens of New Orleans, LA; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 29 years, Shirley Anthony; his parents, Marshall and Ethel Anthony; sisters, Betty Bickham, and Catha Beard; brothers, Andrew Anthony and Roy Hart.

Drive through viewing will be Friday, August 27, 2021 at Crain and Sons Funeral Home from 4:00pm – 6:00pm.

Funeral services will be Saturday, August 28, 2021 at New Jerusalem Baptist Church at 11:00am with the Rev. Johnny Causey officiating. Interment at St. James Cemetery. 

Crain and Sons Funeral Home of Franklinton, LA are in charge of arrangements. 

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