March 18, 1968 ~ July 6, 2022

Born in: Gary, IN
Resided in: Indianapolis, IN

Anthony T. Strong was born March 18, 1968 in Gary, Indiana to Ruth and Allen Strong. Anthony accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of New Revelation Church in Gary, Indiana.

He was a graduate of Roosevelt High School, class of 1987.  During high school, Anthony was a member of the orchestra, played the violin and was active in sports. He graduated from Indiana University Bloomington where he met the love of his life, Deanna Evans.  On November 18, 1988, he accomplished his dream of becoming a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated Alpha Chapter #3 of 9 ELITE. He was an active member and mentor who contributed his skills, time and resources to the betterment of the African American community in Bloomington and surrounding areas.

Anthony married his college sweetheart, Deanna, on September 6, 1997. On that day he vowed that wherever she went he would go, and he stayed true to his word. Anthony and Deanna loved to travel and had many fun adventures around the world. To that union one child, Kendall Anthony, was born on July 1, 2003 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Kendall was Anthony’s pride and joy and they spent many hours laughing and joking with one another while watching Judge Judy and reality television. He was very proud when his son was accepted to the University of Indianapolis where he is pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration and just completed his freshman year. Upon completion, Kendall intends to pursue his Master of Business Administration and Juris Doctorate. Anthony was devoted to his family and loved the Lord. He was member at Eastern Star Church under the guidance of Senior Pastor, Jeffrey A. Johnson Sr.

He had a love for exotic and luxury cars. He was an avid collector and took great care of his vehicles. As a foodie, Anthony was always trying new things and loved to enjoy his meals. He welcomed new challenges and began teaching himself to play the guitar. Anthony loved everything about dogs from breeding to training he did it all. He was affectionately known as the Dog Whisperer and never met a dog he could not handle. Anthony believed in giving back to the community and spent countless hours rehabbing houses in his hometown of Gary, Indiana.

Anthony was a lifelong learner and educator. Having served as an educator at Indiana Math and Science Academy West for over 10 years, he was highly revered and loved by his students and fellow faculty members. Anthony mentored many students, actively supported after school programs and coached scholars toward their future success. He was a team player who tirelessly supported his fellow staff in their activities and always went above and beyond to help.

Anthony T. Strong went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 6, 2022. He was preceded in death by his father, Allen Strong; mother, Ruth (Peterson) Strong; paternal grandparents, Charlie and Marie Matinee; maternal grandparents, Silas James and Annie Mae Peterson; and brother, Aaron Strong.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Deanna Evans Strong; son, Kendall Anthony Strong; brothers, Allen “Boni” Strong of Indianapolis, IN and Antwon Strong (Marie) of Gary, IN; aunts: Doris Holloway (John) of Gary, IN, Carolyn Harris of Indianapolis, IN, Denice Peterson of Fairburn, GA; Nadiyah Muhammad of Crown Point, IN and Reanell Bradley (Ronnie) of Gary, IN; uncles: Harry Peterson of Hurtsboro, AL,  Raymond Strong of Gary, IN and Steve Strong of Gary, IN; special sister, Annette Harmon; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and loving friends.

The family of Anthony T. Strong would like to extend our greatest heartfelt gratitude for all the love, support and expressions of kindness during this season in our lives.

 In lieu of flowers please consider donating to Kendall Anthony Strong’s education fund via PayPal by clicking on the link https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/beauKendall2020

Your kindness will forever be remembered.

 

Services

Visitation: July 15, 2022 9:30 am - July 15, 2022 11:00 am

Eastern Star Church
5750 E. 30th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46218


Celebration of Life: July 15, 2022 11:00 am

Eastern Star Church
5750 E. 30th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46218


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  1. You will forever be missed, you were a light to us all at IMSA. We will always remember your forever smile.

  2. You will always be remembered fondly. A great positive light you brought to everyone and everywhere.

  3. As a coworker at IMSA with Mr. Strong I will miss him dearly. His attitude and love for everyone was contagious and he could always make your day better with one of his hugs! His presence always made days at school joyful. God bless you Mr. Strong, you will be missed.

  4. Mr. Strong you touched my heart and my soul. I will miss our chats in the morning before school and on the way home when you needed a ride. I’m happy to call you my friend.

  5. He was truly one of the most nicest people I’ve ever met/ worked with. He will be missed. RIP.

  6. Dee Dee we are so devastated by your loss! You are in our prayers! Your loving cousin Veronica Cook-Euell and family.

  7. Mr. Strong had a spark of joy, laughter, and kindness that was so encouraging and uplifting, brightening everyone’s lives. He will be missed by so many.

  8. To the Strong Family. My deepest condolences goes out to you. Anthony was just at my son’s funeral in April. Anthony and all the Strong brothers has always treated me like their sister and I will forever love you all for that. Bonnie and Denard I love you two so much and please send my love to his wife and son as God watches over them, I too am praying for their strength.

  9. To the family of Anthony Strong: He was a special and wonderful gentleman, and educator. Please know that “For those who believe in the Lord, there is never a final good-bye.” You will meet Anthony again, someday.

  10. Mr.Strong made working at IMSA so much more enjoyable, you where so energetic and so kind to me and my grandmother Mrs.Blanchard and you always made sure I didn’t waste food haha ! I will truly miss you rest in Paradise.

  11. Theodore and I are so sorry for your loss. May God give you peace and comfort. Love you Superwoman!!

  12. It was with great sadness that we learned of Anthony’s passing. Please accept our heartfelt condolences and we hope that in a small way they help through these trying times.
    Love Aunt Sweet ,Uncle Jake and Conner Family of Leesburg, FL

  13. To the family- I am sending my heartfelt condolences to you all. I will continue to uplift you all in prayer.

    Mr. Strong was truly a light with wattage out of this world. Mr. Strong added to the lives of all who were blessed to know him. There was not a day that Mr. Strong didn’t make every person he encountered feel seen and valued. I pray that as God welcomed Mr. Strong into the gates of Heaven, He greeted him as warmly as Mr. Strong greeted us at the school with, “I’m glad you’re here! Thank you for being here today!” What a great person.

    Prayers for comfort, peace and strength during this life altering reality. 🙏🏿
    Mr. Strong will be sooo missed. May you Rest In Peace.

  14. Mr. Strong was the most kind-hearted educator. He would always step up to the plate and would do anything and everything to support his co-workers and students at Indiana Math & Science Academy West. He was vivacious and was a BIG asset to the students and teachers at IMSA West. Anthony will truly be missed. Gone but never forgotten.

  15. I could remember one of those good days when Mr Strong came to me and asked if he could use my car, which is no big deal. At that time the windshield wiper of my car need replacement. He drove my car to go get what he wanted, surprisingly this man came back with my car with the wind shield fixed. Just to tell you how nice & wonderful this man is. I am so heartbroken to hear about your loss. Mr strong you will truly be missed. I know you’re in a better place in heaven. Eternal rest grant unto you, Amen!!!

  16. My deepest condolences for the family, friends and love ones of Mr. Anthony Strong. He was a wonderful educator but above all he was a wonderful person! Everyone knew his strong welcoming voice. He was always ready to serve. He was an ambassador for Christ. Mr. Strong’s character reflected goodness.
    “Therefore, being always of good courage, and knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord— and He died for all, so that they who live might no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf. Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.”2 Corinthians‬ ‭5:6, 15, 17, 20‬ ‭
    Mr. Strong will definitely be missed and never forgotten.

  17. I extend my deepest sympathies and am wishing you peace and comfort in the days ahead. Mr. Strong was truly a wonderful man who brought joy to all of those around him. I feel blessed to have worked with him and known him. His positivity was contagious and I will always remember him as having a big smile on his face and a warm greeting every morning when I arrived at school. He will be missed and remembered with love, always.

  18. Mr. Strong will live on in our hearts forever. Such an amazing, kind man who impacted my growth personally and professionally. RIH as you will never be forgotten. 💜 Prayers for strength and love to The Strong family.

  19. You were always supportive and positive Mr. Strong. I am so glad to know you and work with you. You will truly be missed at IMSA and live on in our hearts forever.

  20. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Mr. Strong was a wonderful man and did so much for the students at IMSA. He will be greatly missed.

  21. Mr. Strong will be remembered for many things but a few stand out above the rest. He talked about his wife and son often and the love he had for them. He would bring his son to the building and when I say he was a proud father he was that “A Proud Father”. He was always helping and or encouraging staff. He was always helping when ever he could. Last and most important he would always tell the student, staff and parents on a regular basis, ” I’m glad you are here”! We will miss hearing those words but will never forget what those meant to us all.
    May you rest in Peace,
    May God continue to keep and protect you Wife and Son through this storm. Protect their hearts and keep the as they grieve.

    IMSA West will miss you!

  22. My condolences to the family. Anthony may be gone from sight, but never from the heart. RIP 🙏

  23. To the family: I express my deepest and sincerest condolence on the loss of such a jewel.

    Mr. Strong was such an incredible coworker. Being in his presence made the hardest days seem easier. He greeted everyone with sincere care and love. He always saw the good in things and was willing to lend a helping hand. The love that he showed for children was remarkable. He would go above and beyond to ensure every child that came across him felt love and valued.

    He will forever be missed and the love and legacy that he showed others will carry on!

  24. Mr. Strong made me feel welcomed to IMSA the very first day 4 years ago! I will miss his positive spirit as daily he would say to me “ glad you’re here Mrs. Morris, you are appreciated “! Rest with the Lord Mr. Strong!

  25. Sincere condolences to our Soror Deanna and the entire family. Continued prayers for comfort and strength now and in days to come. 🙏🏾🙏🏾

  26. Mr.Strong was my favorite teacher at IMSA west
    he helped me in volleyball, my education, and my pride. He was a teacher a friend and a father. Mr.Strong might be gone but NEVER forgotten.RIP Mr.Strong

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