Anthony Tyler Johnson

July 28, 1995December 23, 2018
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Anthony Tyler Johnson, 23, passed away on 23 December 2018

Anthony Tyler Johnson was born in Newport News, Virginia on 28 July 1995 to Robert and Susan Johnson (Bedwell). In 1998, his father joined the US Army and the family moved to Oahu, Hawaii. While living in Hawaii Anthony would become the elder sibling to his new little brother, Tarik. In 2002, the family relocated to Upper Marlboro, Maryland and subsequently transferred to Olympia, Washington in 2004. Again, Anthony would become a big brother, this time to a little sister named Deziree’. In Olympia, he attended the local public school and enjoyed many sports including boxing. Having natural artistic skill, unbridled creativity, and a slightly rebellious streak, Anthony became interested in tattooing at the ripe old age of 15. It became clear to all very early on that Anthony had a real talent for the Ink Arts and he would pursue his trade with great passion and prowess in the years that followed. In 2015, he moved back to Maryland to live with his Grandma Maria. In Maryland (and Virginia) he would continue his training and refine his tattooing skills and took up Krav Maga self-defense. In 2017, he moved to Douglasville, Georgia with his Grandma Maria and to be closer to his Uncle Rob. In Georgia, Anthony would continue his tattooing, but also started a plumber apprenticeship program. Anthony’s dream was to someday open his own tattoo parlor; unfortunately, his life was tragically cut short on 23 December 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Anthony was very protective of his family and seemed to have a tough exterior, but to those who truly knew him he had a warm and gentle heart. He loved to make people laugh by making jokes or playing silly pranks, especially on his grandmother. He also enjoyed spending quality time with his family on vacations, going to the movies and ball games, or just sitting around watching television and playing video games. He had a contagious smile that lit up the room, and he brought great joy and touched many lives in his limited years.

Anthony is survived by his parents, Robert and Susan; brother, Tarik; and sister, Deziree’; Grandma Maria Bedwell; Grandpa Robert Johnson; Grandma Dee (Dorsthea) Knight; Uncle Rob Bedwell; Aunt Angela Crocker; Aunt Laura, Uncle Rick, and cousins, Joe, Nick and Andy Christensen; and the many friends he made

throughout the years. He was predeceased by his Grandpa John Bedwell and Uncle Felando Johnson.

A visitation will take place on Friday, January 4, 2019 from 2-4 pm and a memorial service on Saturday, January 5, 2019 from 10-11 am at Aycock Funeral Home, 950 NE Jensen Beach Blvd, Jensen Beach, FL 34957. Interment will take place on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 1200 pm at Rolling Oaks Cemetery, 2200 SW Del Rio Blvd, Port St Lucie, FL 34953.

Anthony may have never gotten his tattoo parlor, but he still managed to tattoo the hearts of all that knew and loved him. “Wear your heart on your skin.”


  • Visitation Friday, January 4, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 5, 2019
  • Burial Saturday, January 5, 2019

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Glenda Wilkins

January 9, 2019

Robert & family I am sorry for your loss. Praying that God continues to give you strength in the days to come. Anthony you were so young but God saw the need for you. Rest in peace cousin.

Travis Brown

January 8, 2019

I remember Anthony’s pressing smile. It was like he was working his way into your heart and mind.
Even at a young age he would push in on you to see how far he could go. He was a great kid. Willing to try and not afraid to speak up.

Love you family.

Artis Johnson

January 4, 2019

To the family,

Although Anthony was only with you for 23 years, he packed a lot into those 23 years and now he is at rest and at peace. May the understanding and knowledge of God's words provide comfort and strength to you as you move forward. Please accept my condolences and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.

Much love,
Aunt Jean

Lisa Kelly

January 2, 2019

Our deepest sympathy to Anthony’s family and friends. We knew Anthony through the adoring eyes and devoted heart of his grandma Dorsthea. We had hoped to meet this exceptional young man in this world but am grateful we will have the opportunity in the next. God bless and comfort and sustain you all. May you be comforted that God has Anthony in His tender care and that he has fullness of Joy in God’s presence.
—Lisa And Lucy

Dorsthea Knight

January 2, 2019

Dorsthea Knight

January 2, 2019

To my precious grandson you are at peace now. I dreamed of you the other night and you were wearing a heavenly body. I love you and you will forever be in my heart. I am so glad i got a chance to talk to you September 21 and you sent me the handsome picture of you. Love Grandma Dee😥💝.

Phylli & Robert Evans

January 1, 2019

I last saw you at your Uncle Felando's funeral. I was so happy you came. It had been quite a long time since the last time I had seen you.
I was very saddened to hear that you had left us for your heavenly home.
My condolences to your family and I pray you are at peace. You will be truly missed. Love Always, Aunt Phyllis

Chris N

December 30, 2018

I am so sorry to hear about your tragic loss. I've heard that funerals are for the living, and that's so true because even though our dead loved one is no longer suffering, those left behind often suffer for many years or even for the rest of their lives. I've been comforted by the words at Isaiah 25:8 which indicate that very soon the Sovereign Lord Jehovah"will swallow up death forever" and He "will wipe away the tears from all faces." I hope you find comfort and peace during this very difficult time for you.