August 27, 2021, 55, Goldsboro –
Mr. Robert “Anthony” Coley, 55, passed on Friday, August 27, 2021 at Wayne UNC Health Care, Goldsboro, NC. The celebration of his life will be held on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at 12:00 noon at J.B. Rhodes Funeral Home & Cremations, 1701 Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro, NC. There will be a viewing held on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at J.B. Rhodes Funeral Home & Cremations, 1701 Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro, NC. He will be laid to rest at the Wayne Memorial Park, 2925 US Hwy 117 South, Dudley, NC.
Robert Anthony Coley ( Shateak, Ant, Cuz), as he was affectionally known, was born in Kings County, Brooklyn, New York on November 13, 1965, to Robert Lee and Arletha Best Coley. Anthony was employed with the City of Kinston and was a member of Best Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Goldsboro, North Carolina, where he was actively involved in the youth minister and several other organizations. He will be remembered by many through his sense of humor, unique perspective and loving spirit. Anthony was a man that loved his family and his cars and cleaned them every other day. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and friend. He will be missed, and his precious memories will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew and loved him.
Robert leaves to cherish his loving wife, Makita “Keisha” Brown-Coley of the home; his parents, Robert Lee and Arletha Coley (Goldsboro, NC); daughters: Tanisa Murray (Georgia), Devetrius Murray (Georgia), Karissa Brown (North Carolina) and Kamesha Brown (North Carolina); son: Robert Murray (Georgia), Timothy Murray (Georgia), Karee Brown (North Carolina) and Kareem Brown (of the home); grandchildren: Jordan, Quan, Korie, Emmone Willis (Georgia) De’Andre, Rajni Murray (New Hampshire) Peyton Murray, London Brown, Christopher Asbury (Georgia) and Leonard Compton, VI (Six) (North Carolina); sisters: Linda Coley (New York), Tonya (Wayne) Hill (New York) and Michelle Coley (New York); brother, Ricky (Sheila) Coley (Delaware); In-Laws: Freddie and Elva Tann (North Carolina); brother –in-law, Freddie Tann Jr. (North Carolina), and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Services of compassionate and distinguished class entrusted to J.B. Rhodes Funeral Home & Cremations of Goldsboro.