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Anthony Harmon Jr.

 

   

Visitation With The Family:
2:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 15, 2019
Life Christian Center, 4305 St Charles Rd, Bellwood, Illinois

Celebration of Life:
3:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 15, 2019
Life Christian Center, 4305 St Charles Rd, Bellwood, Illinois

The Service of Committal & Interment:
Following the service on Sunday, December 15, 2019
Oak Ridge Cemetery, Bellwood, Illinois

Obituary:
Anthony James Harmon Jr. (A.J.) affectionately known by family and close friends as "Shy-Boy" was born to Anthony James Harmon Sr. and Sweetie Lee Harmon on December 23, 1957 in Lafayette, Louisiana. He transitioned from this earthly life to eternal life on December 8, 2019.

As the firstborn son he loved and exceJled in sports. He attended and graduated from Austin High School in Chicago, Illinois where he played on the football and basketball teams. It was at Austin during his senior year that he met the love of his life Nina Davis Thomas whom he lovingly called "Spank."

A.J. attended DeVry University for one semester before enlisting in the United State Marine Corps. During his service as a Marine he was promoted quickly in rank. He bravely fought for our country in Desert Storm, but elected not to make the armed services his career because he wanted to be close to his brothers .Upon returning from the Marine Corps, he enlisted in the United States Army Reserve.

A.J. and Nina married on the eve of Christmas in 1977. They are the parents of three daughters and two sons. He was baptized in 1985 at Williams Healing Temple in Chicago. A.J. and his family joined Life Christian Center in 1995 where the Senior Pastor is Bishop Glenn E. Miller, Sr. At Life he was an active member of the marriage ministry and parking lot security ministry. He worked as a welder at Kropp Forge for many years.

In 2004 the Harmon family relocated to Nashville, Tennessee and joined Mt. Zion Baptist Church in 2005 under the leadership of Bishop Joseph W. Walker III. A.J. and Nina became members of the marriage ministry from 2005-2010. While in Nashville A.J. worked at Vanderbilt University in Medical Records and Moving & Storage.

Among his favorite things were all sports especially football, basketball and tennis. He loved westerns and he loved to (Chicago) step, skate, and swim. Ironically "Spank" liked none of these things, but he loved him some Spank and she loves her some A.J. It is said that opposites attract and this couldn't be more
true for A.J. and Nina. From the first day they met, despite Nina transferring to another high school, they became one for more than 41 years. God gets all the honor and glory! He is preceded in death by his father, Anthony James Hannon Sr.; sisters, Rochelle Hannon Maxwell and Jacqueline Harmon.

A.J. leaves to cherish his memory, loving wife, Nina; children, Ayesha Marshelle Sheree (Christopher), Whitney Terrell, Alesha Marie Christine, Anesha Sharon Mariah and Anthony Nikolas Trei; grandchildren, Jeremiah, Elijah, Judah, Ava, Micah, Tarik and Nicholas; virtuous mother, Sweetie Lee Harmon; brothers, Benjamin (Debra), Darnell and Dawonis; aunts, Dorothy Boss, Eardean Truitt and Carann Martin; nieces, Leshania and Shanell; his nephews, Joseph, Marshawn and Marcus; closest friends, Charles "Blade" Hildreth, Calvin Crayton and Herbert Lee Gamble II.

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