Antonio Armstrong

Sunrise: January 18, 1967

Sunset: July 17, 2020

Antonio “Tony” Armstrong went home to be with his heavenly father on July 17, 2020 in Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. He was born to the late Dorothy Mae Slater and Robert Lee Barnes Sr. on January 18, 1967 in Norfolk, Virginia. He was raised on Liberty St. in South Norfolk until the age of ten when his mother passed. He then moves to Pleasant Park and was raised with his father and step mother Lilly Dillard. He was educated by Chesapeake Public School and played football for Oscar Smith High School.  He later married Teresa Davis on July 11, 1992 and they remained married for 28 years. He worked at American Trenching Company and WE Curling until he took ill and went out on disability. He loved the lord and was a long-term member of the New Saint James AME Church. He loved sports. He was a die hard Philadelphia Eagles fan. He played softball for K-Team and the Hustlers for many years. Tony loved snacks, he was known for giving all the kids candy and sweets. Tony was the life of the party. He loved to dance and listen to oldies music. He was a sweet person that always welcomed people with open arms. His nickname was “Pretty Tony.” He loved to get dress and match with his wife while attending family celebrations and vacations. He was a family man with a giving heart.

Tony was pre-deceased by his brothers: Deverna ”Boogie” Armstrong, Claude Barnes, Thaddeus Armstrong, sisters: Shelia Barnes, and Sabrina Armstrong and mother-in law Lillie “Nonnie” Davis. He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife Teresa Armstrong, , Five daughters: Shantwanise Scott of Bryans Road, MD, Shaneka Scott-Berry (Wabe) of Chesapeake Beach, MD, Brandi German of Bryans Road, MD, and Erika Jefferson and Starr Armstrong of Chesapeake, VA; Two sons: Torreon Scott of Bryans Road, MD and Antonio Armstrong Jr. of Chesapeake, VA; Six granddaughter: Nate’ Briggs, A’miya Moore-Scott, Jordan and Kayla Scott, Willow Berry, Bailey and Brooklynn Luckett; Three grandsons: Jayden, Torreon Jr., and Torrence Scott; Three sister: Debra Smith (James) and Shelia Lewis of Chesapeake, VA, and Phyllis Stallworth of Baltimore, MD; Five brothers; Lafayette Armstrong of Sumter, SC, Mickey Armstrong (Cassandra) of Chesapeake, VA Robert Barnes Jr. of Suffolk, VA, Earnest Armstrong (Pam) of Norfolk, VA, and Dwight Hamlin of Suffolk, VA. He was also survived by Two aunts: Gardenia Slater and Lola Turner of Chesapeake, VA; Two uncles: Sylvester “Junior” Slater of Mt. Rainer, MD, and George Boggs (Gladys) of Dale City, VA.; Father in law; James “Short-man” Davis Sr. of Chesapeake, VA, Four sister’s in law, Cynthia Brooks (Mike), Michelle Blount and Deborah Davis of Chesapeake, VA, and Bettina Hodges(Grail) of Portsmouth, VA ; One brother in law Keith Davis (Tiara) of Portsmouth of VA; A special great niece Alise “Juicy Juicy” Davis; Two special motherly figure Emma Harold and Belva Rivers Watts; A special son Ronald “Dee” Pearson; Special friends Aaron Barco, Clifton and Stacy Little, Rick Harris, Darryl Jackson, Darryl Fuller, Charles Bryant. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Viewing Sunday, July 26, 2020 12:00pm - 5:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Monday, July 27, 2020 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Chapel Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance

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    Susan Moore says

    To my cousin Teresa & family, my condolences to you all during this time…just know Tony is in a better place no more pain & suffering…Tony has earned his wings…RIH

    Love you all,
    Susan & family of NC

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      Brian price says

      Teresa stray strong tony is in a better place. Bay price and family

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    Tonya young says

    To teresa and family my condolences to you all..just know that “Tony”hasn’t left you , he will always be with you.he knows that you all Love him…and God knows that he Loved y’all also !!! You will continuously be in my thoughts & prayers, God Bless!!!!!

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    Vonnie Mcclease says

    My deepest condolences may God bless the family teresa i will keep you and your family in my prayers rest in peace tony

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      Loretta Robinson McGill says

      To the Armstrong family, My sincere condolence. It is my prayer, that God will comfort and keep you in perfect peace. And may there always be sweet memories of Tony, to bring you a smile.

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    If a cuffee says

    Condolences from the Cuffed family

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    Ernest Boggs says

    To Teresa and Family. My condolence to you and Your Family.
    Uncle Ernest

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    Brenda Lundy-Sutton says

    To Teresa and family continue to remember all the memories that you shared with Tony .God saw best.Keeping you and family in prayer. Much love.Bobbie & Brenda Sutton

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    Latoya says

    Teresa my condolences to you and your family sending prayers

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      marquitta cuffee says

      Sorry for your loss praying for you and your family. Keep your head up he has gained his wings..

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    Joyce A. Stith says

    I pray that our Lord brings you and your family the much-needed peace during this sad time. My condolences to you and your family.

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      Dayana A says

      My condolence to you Aunt Teresa and cousins. I pray that you find comfort during this difficult time.
      Dayana Armstrong-Baird

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    William Burnham says

    To teresa Armstrong and family..i send you my condolences to you and your family…my thoughts and prayers are with you and i hope and pray that you will continue to be strong thruout this somber period…God bless you and your family….South Norfolk strong…

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    Veronica Brickhouse says

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Sending prayers to you and your family.

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    Christine Phelps/Thomas Harrell says

    To Teresa Armstrong and her kids Me & Thomas send our condolences we are so so sorry for your loss hugs to all of you R.I.P. – Tony Armstrong fly high with the angels.

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    Christine King-Wilson says

    Teresa you and your family have my sincere condolences for the passing of your husband. He will certainly be missed. RIP cousin Tony!

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    Suwanda says

    Teresa, my heart goes out to you and the kids. May the Lord be your comforter during this time. rest my friend. see you on the other-side.

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    Deacon Emeritus, Carolyn Hayes says

    To this dear family of Tony, we are praying for you all. As a child, Tony would attend Mount Zion BC Vacation Bible School with Deaconess Beatrice Robinson with his other relatives. We share in your loss and remember his kind spirit. May the happy memories be with you always.


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