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171 Humboldt Ave.
Dorchester, MA 02121
Phone: 617-427-5625
Fax: 617-427-2869
Anthony Wheeler

Anthony "Tony" Wheeler

Saturday, November 29th, 1958 - Friday, February 1st, 2019
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Anthony “Tony” Wheeler was born November 29th ,1958 in Harlem, New York to Mary Kelly and Arthur Sheffield. Shortly after, his family relocated to Boston, MA and he attended Boston Public Schools for his formal education.

Tony so affectionately known to many; was a smooth talker and could be seen throughout the Boston area, minding his business riding his bike or with his dog. Tony was a kind and gentle soul and loved his family, especially his mother and children.

Tony was diagnosed with Lung Cancer in October of 2018. It progressively spread through his body and on February 1st, 2019, around 3:22 PM, he transitioned from this earthly life.

Tony leaves behind to cherish his memory forever, his mother Mary Kelly; his father Arthur Sheffield; (Step-father Abraham Kelly who proceeded him in death) Children; Danielle Grady (deceased) Latara Grady of Brockton, MA; Anthony Jr and Quinelle Wheeler of Lynn MA; Grandchildren; Saiguan Grady, Kevin (deceased), DreShon Grady, Kawon Covan, Jacari Jenkins, Quinelle and Rayshawn Wheeler, two very special granddaughters Hayley Manalasay and Aniya Wheeler, his brothers; Albert Wheeler, Kevin Wheeler(deceased) sisters Christine Wheeler (his Road Dog, two peas in a pod), Tina Kelly and a host of other relatives and friends.

There will be a Viewing on Tuesday February 12, 2019 from 11:00 to 12:00noon followed by Funeral Service at 12:00 Noon at Greater Zion Church (COGIC) 70 Wayland Street, Dorchester, MA 02124

Final Disposition: St. Michael Crematory
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 | 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Little Zion Church Of God In Christ
    70 Wayland Street
    Dorchester, MA 02125
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  • Service

    Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 12:00pm
    Little Zion Church Of God In Christ
    70 Wayland Street
    Dorchester, MA 02125
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  • Interment

    St Michael Crematory
    500 Canterbury Street
    BOSTON, MA 02131
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Posted at 04:42pm
To the Wheeler family I send my deepest condolences. Tony’s life was cut short by an unforeseen occurrence. Sickness and death plague us all. When it strikes we are left grieving for the ones we lost. What we do have is a memory of their lives and how they lived. However, there is much more to look forward to. We can look forward to a time where “sickness and death will be no more”- Revelation 21:3,4. Jesus performed resurrections while he was on earth and then when he expired he was resurrected by his Heavenly Father Jehovah. God is eager to do it again. Jehovah hates death; he views it as an enemy. (1 Corinthians 15:26) He has a longing to conquer that enemy, to undo death by means of the resurrection. He yearns to bring back those who are in his memory and to see them live on earth again.​—Job 14:14, 15.
You have a lot to look forward to according to these promises would you not agree? It is my sincere hope and prayer that you find comfort and peace in the promises that God holds out in his holy word, the Bible.

Peace and love.
Denise L.

Earnest Grisham

Posted at 11:48am
My condolences to the Wheeler families. I'm sorry to hear about the loss of dear Anthony. Some Bible scriptures that have helped me during times of loss include Isaiah 26:19 and Psalm 37:28,29 which states in part: "Your dead ones will live...They will rise up". And the Bible also says "The righteous themselves will possess the earth and they will forever reside upon it". Therefore the Bible promises that we may be reunited with our loved ones lost in death by means of an earthly resurrection. This is further confirmed by John 5:28,29 which says "Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". This is possible thanks to Jesus Christ's ransom sacrifice. Thus we have a genuine hope of everlasting life in a world without wickedness or suffering.

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