YOUNGSTOWN A homegoing celebration in honor of Mr. Anthony L Anderson will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2021at 10am at Rising Star Baptist Church in Youngstown OH Anthony L. Anderson, 55, passed into eternal life on the morning of Wednesday, February 10, 2021after a 4-year illness. Anthony was born January 2, 1966 to Margaret Byers Anderson and William 'Mack' Backus in Youngstown, Ohio. Anthony attended Youngstown City schools and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School 1984. Anthony enlisted in the military during his senior year of high school and upon graduation, he joined the U.S. Army. He completed tours of service in Alabama, Indianapolis, Belgium and Germany. He was. honorably discharged in 1991 and relocated to Atlanta, Georgia. While Anthony was a true entrepreneur at heart, he worked various jobs along the way, including his current job at Comfort Care-A-Van as a Transportation Specialist. Some of Anthony ' s entrepreneurial endeavors were comedy, writing and performing music, selling and detailing cars. He also enjoyed watching sports and working out. Anthony was a Dallas Cowboys fan for life! Anthony's legacy continues with his 4 children, Dyimond Anderson, Atlanta, Georgia, Dakota and Asia Hobbs, Youngstown, Ohio, Heavan Le'Angel Anderson who made her home with her dad. Although, these were not his biological children, he was 'dad' to Darren Foreman , Atlanta, Georgia, Cheyenne Hobbs, Jeniece Johnson, Youngstown, Ohio, Anthonie Jackson Jr., Akron, Ohio. Anthony also leaves his siblings, Davean E. Anderson, Lorenzo Carter, Wonda Simmons, Youngstown, Ohio, Regina Luper, Buffalo, New York; his niece, Sparkle Backus; his nephews, Dre' Lon Simmons, Antjuan Hobbs, Isaiah Carter; 2 great nephews; a great niece; along with a host of other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends from 9am-10am Saturday the church. The family would like to thank Dr. Joseph Gallo, Dr. Hayah Kassis-George and the Transplant Team of University Hospitals for the amazing care and service during this difficult time. Interment will be in Tod Homestead Cemetery Youngstown, OH.
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