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Official Obituary of

Tony L. Best

May 5, 1967 ~ February 7, 2024 (age 56) 56 Years Old

Tony Best Obituary


Tony Lee Best, 56, peacefully passed away at Henrico Doctors Hospital in Richmond, VA. February 7, 2024.  He was born in Goldsboro, North Carolina to Willie Best, Jr. and Dorothy Ford Best, on May 5, 1967. 

Tony was preceded in death by his parents and brother Quinton Lee Best. 

He graduated from Goldsboro High School in 1985.  He attended NC Agricultural and Technical State University (NC A&T).  He worked at Mt. Olive Pickle Plant as Time Keeper in Case Up for      years, until his health declined. 

Tony was a devoted brother, uncle and cousin.  He had a heart of gold.  He was never afraid to ask for what he wanted, would share his opinion, and tell you like it was.  He was smart, funny, courageous and giving.  Tony could fix a computer without any formal training.  He was an avid movie buff and loved reading. 

Tony is survived by his sisters, Rhonda F. Lofton, Lisa B. Sutton (Michael), his forever sister-in-law, LaVonnda Best (North Augusta, SC), Jahmiel B. Ford (nephew/Lake Elsinore, CA), Amiyah J. Ford (great-niece), Joel S. Ford (great-nephew),  Shanequa L. Lofton (niece), Danae B. Webb (Thomas) (niece/Nashville, Tennessee), Michael D. Sutton, II (nephew), Sydney Best (niece/North Augusta, SC), Joshua Best (nephew/North Augusta, SC), Ethel M. Baker (aunt), Leonard Ford (uncle/Dallas, Tx), Obie Ford, Jr. (uncle), Retha Jackson (aunt/Baltimore, MD), Special cousins – Michael D. Baker (Ayanna), Regina B. King (Billy), and a host of cousins and long time friends.  

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Funeral Service
February 17, 2024

12:00 PM
Apostle D.L. McIntyre Memorial Chapel MFH
1215 Royall Ave.
Goldsboro, North Carolina 27534

Interment Following Funeral Service

Golden Gate Memorial Gardens
4734 US-117
Pikeville, NC 27863


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