“His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.”
Rev. Marcus Anthony was born July 15, 1951 in Macon, GA to the late Mrs. Mary Graves and Mr. Joe Fleming. He was reared by his grandparents, the late Mr. Green and Mrs. Elvania Jordan Anthony of Macon, Georgia.
He was educated in the public schools of Bibb County. He received further training as a Special Education teacher’s aide through Fort Valley Region Education Services Agency in Fort Valley, GA. He later studied at Mt. Olive Word of Faith Bible School in Atlanta, GA.
His calling of the ministry was answered after joining Shiloh C.M.E. Church at an early age. He was baptized at Upper Mt. Zion Baptist Church by Rev. J.W. Cummings. He joined Faulks Chapel Baptist Church in Jeffersonville, GA in December 1977. He was licensed and ordained April 1978 by Rev. R.L. White, Sr. and served as youth pastor of Faulks Chapel Baptist Church for a period of time.
Rev. Anthony pastored 12 Missionary Baptist Churches from 1979-2012 in the St. John Association, Second Montgomery Association, Willacoochee Association, Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Association, Little River Association, and the Dodge County Progressive Association. He also served as pastor of churches in the 11th District, 12th District, and 6th District of the General Missionary Baptist Convention of GA INC. He faithfully attended the GMBC Congress of Christian Education in July and the GMBC State Convention in November yearly.
He was employed in various fields: Education, Industry, Quality Values Area Representative, and a business entrepreneur. He was a resident of Douglas, GA for 29 years (1991-2020) and was a member of the Coffee/Atkinson Retired Educators Association and the Coffee County MLK Committee. He was a dedicated leader and one who was committed to serving God and humanity as a faithful servant.
Rev. Marcus Anthony was a devoted husband to Cora Lee Boynton Anthony for 43 years. Their covenant with God and love was displayed by their togetherness.
He passed from labor to reward on September 16, 2020. He was preceded in death by his brother: Rev. Tommy Gray and daughter-in-law: Ruby P. Veal.
He leaves to cherish his memories a loving and devoted wife: Cora Lee Boynton Anthony of Douglas, GA; six sons: Professor (Shaundrica) Veal III of Tifton, GA, Marcus (Calandra) Anthony, Jr. of Macon, GA, Travis Veal of Roanoke, Virginia, LeMarcus Anthony of Atlanta, GA, Michael Anthony of Memphis, Tennessee, and Jordan (Atoia) Anthony of Waycross, GA; one daughter: Rachel (Randall) Pace of Nicholls, GA; two sisters Mrs. Pearlie (Rev. Johnny) Hood and Mrs. Betty Gray of Macon, GA; two aunts: Mrs. Ida Anthony Hall and Mrs. Reatha Anthony Fleming of Macon, GA; thirty-one grandchildren; six great grandchildren; close friends of the family: April Newton, Amanda Anthony, Dalanda Parker, Crystal Taylor, Ashley Dyer, Tanya Banks, Latorie Wilson, Frederica Hutchinson, Marcenne Jenkins, Mrs. Mary Joyce Wright, and Missionary Ardrelle Myles Sutton and family; and a host of nephews, nieces, relatives, and friends.
Final and most sacred arrangements are entrusted to the professional care of Fluker Funeral Home, 985 Ossie Davis Parkway, Waycross, Georgia.
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