Anthony Leon Scott was born in Phoenix, AZ on October 17, 1953, the only child to his mother, Juanita Johnson. Anthony (Tony) later relocated to Santa Ana, CA at a young age and then moved to Seattle, Washington during the early ’80s--a place he would call home for the remainder of his life. Anthony gave his life to Christ as a teenager, enamored by church services and simply wanting to be in the presence of God. Later, he re-dedicated his life to the Lord shortly before God allowed him to cross paths with someone very special. In 1994, Tony found the love of his life, GwendolynTipler, and made her his wife in 1996--the two were married for almost 23 years. As he settled into Washington State, Tony began his career as a Mortgage Title Officer and was able to travel all over the State of Washington in this position. Tony recently retired in March of this year from the City of Seattle after 29 years of service as a Credit Supervisor in the Seattle City Light Department. When it came to his spiritual life, Tony was nurtured at New Jerusalem COGIC under the auspices of Elder Dennis McCain, where he served for a number of years as a deacon and usher. Tony had an affinity for life, but most importantly, he loved God and loved to tell others about God. Tony was a devoted family man and was passionate about his family. He loved family gatherings and most especially, he loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. Tony enjoyed cooking for his family and was famous for his delicious barbeque sauce. But, when not in the kitchen, Tony loved to travel and visit the ocean.
Tony is survived by his wife Gwendolyn Tipler-Scott (Seattle, WA), aunt Rita Fields (Phoenix, AZ), daughters Sheila Williams and Tonishea Scott, sons Anthony (Nikki) Scott II, Michael (Sarveen) Scott, Marcus (Cassidy) Overall and Michael Williams. Grandchildren Tanaya Tomlin, Cassmara Overall, Shania Williams, Trevon Tomlin, Andrew Jaylen Scott, Anthony Scott III, Aiden Williams, Alfred Williams, Alex Williams, Vershaun Williams, Marcus Overall, Jr. (all of Seattle, WA) and godmother Loice Thomas (Santa Ana, CA). Tony leaves behind a host of cousins, nieces and nephews.
He reunites with his mother Juanita Johnson and stepfather Vernell Johnson.