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Anthony Epps

Obituary for Anthony Epps

December 28, 1956 - July 8, 2017
Atlanta, Georgia | Age 60

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Anthony Epps was born to the late Dorothy Ward and Herbert Epps on Friday December 28, 1956 in Los Angeles, California. He attended Locke High School during which time his gift for leadership became noticeable. Anthony made headlines for being the youngest manager of a McDonald's location in Southern California before moving on to his true passion, working with his hands. After honing his construction skills at Los Angeles Trade Technical College, he quickly rose to supervisory positions with several multinational construction companies working on major building projects across greater Los Angeles for sites like the Staples Center and Dolby Theater (formerly Kodak Theater) and so much more. He acted as a trailblazer, giving employment opportunities to people of color in an industry that proved resistant to integration; providing opportunity to many, including people in his community of South Central Los Angeles. Anthony was also an avid bowler and even when he wasn't on his lane, he was coaching his teammates and family. Anthony loved to travel, preferring the comforts of cruising and was always planning where to go and what to see next. He loved to entertain and spend time with his family. He was always prepared to give wise advice to everyone he met, being sure to follow it up with a witty joke. He was also a thrill-seeker whether he was watching an action film, riding a unicycle, playing an adventure video game, riding roller coasters, zipping around on a motorcycle, or deftly hugging the curves of a mountain highway. He lived life to the fullest. It is obvious that his zest for life and love for his family gave him the strength to fight cancer for over 15 years, well beyond the original prognosis of just a few months. Anthony transitioned on Saturday July 8, 2017. He is also preceded in death by two nieces, Angela and Alisha and a sister-in-law Celia. He is survived by his loving and dedicated wife La Tanya and children Shane, Aliesha, Onnaeise, Adam (Thanice), Destiny, Faith and Kaitlyn. One granddaughter, Athena. He is also survived by his sisters Glenda, Leontine (Tina), Kimberly (Mr. Lee), and closest friend/brother Tony. Sister-in-laws; Pam, Trina, Yvette, Cherina (Ashton), Libby, Tina (Bill) and brother-in-law, Bruce. He also leaves a host of nieces and nephews, as well as countless others who love and cherish the memory of his strength and generous ways.

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