Anthony Johnson

December 25, 1962 - January 18, 2024

12/25/1962 - 01/18/2024

Past Services

Celebration of Life
Saturday February 03, 2024
1:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home – Denbigh Chapel
12893 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, VA 23608
(757) 874-4200 | Directions

Anthony (Tony) Johnson, 61, transitioned to his next round on Thursday, Jan. 18. 2024.

The son of Wilson and Alice Johnson, Tony was born in Norfolk, Va., Dec. 25, 1962.

After graduating from Booker T. Washington High School where he played football, baseball and wrestled, he attended Norfolk State University on a football scholarship where he was a power running back. He graduated in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science in Business and went on to work in claims with Allstate Insurance Company for more than 36 years.

Tony loved watching and playing sports, and coaching youth recreational sports. When asked “if there’s a game on” he would respond “there’s always a game on.” Gym workouts and playing golf were also high on his activity schedule. Prior to his illness, on Saturdays during the warmer months he would often workout at the gym, come home to cut the grass, and then go play 18 holes of golf on his favorite course, The Riverfront.

He also enjoyed traveling, especially to Jamaica where he could indulge his passion for reggae music and Bob Marley. His other hobbies included grilling and reading leadership books. 

But none of his activities or hobbies were more important than spending time with his wife, Lorraine C. Brooks, of nearly 23 years, son Nigel Brooks and his parents. He adored his brother Kenneth (deceased) and is survived by his parents, wife, son, brother Sheldon Johnson, sister Peggy Gould, and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

Tony was a life-long believer in Christ growing up in Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Norfolk and was a member of Calvary Community Church (C3) in Hampton for more than 25 years.

A celebration of life service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 3 at Altmeyer Funeral Home Denbigh Chapel at 12895 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23608. The service will also be streamed below.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Norfolk State University Athletic Foundation -Football, Norfolk State University, Department of Athletics-Echols Hall, 700 Park Ave, Norfolk, VA 23504.


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RoseAnn Robbins
1 month ago

I am truly sorry to hear of Tony’s passing. I originally met him at the Allstate claim office on Rock Landing Drive in Newport News. He was always a bright and shining light. I know when he meets up with the Lord, it will be through the narrow gate and be told ” Well done, good and faithful servant!”. He was always a true example of a Christian, and his presence will be missed. My prayers and deepest condolences are with the entire Johnson family. I am so sorry for your loss. RoseAnn Robbins

Linval and Phyllis Reynolds
2 months ago

Condolences Lorraine to you and your family. Anthony will truly be missed by those of us who were fortunate enough to know him especially here at C3Hampton. We will keep you and your family in our prayers and we know that God will see you and your family through this time.

Lisa Lee
2 months ago

I am deeply saddened to hear of Tony’s passing. I enjoyed working with him at Allstate. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. God Bless ?

Lezeria " Bunny " Marsh
2 months ago

Condolences to family and friends on the loss of your loved one during this difficult time. Keeping all uplifted in my thoughts and prayers. Resting now with Our Father

Chris Lockhart
2 months ago

My condolences to Lorraine and family. Know that God will see you through.

Bill Barry
2 months ago

Our heartfelt sympathy to his Family and Friends. Tony was a great person and coworker. Having worked many years side by side, I was fortunate to see his many sides! He will be missed by all who’s lives he touched. RIP Tony!

2 months ago

To the family of Brother Anthony Johnson, please receive my sincere condolences for your loss. As a long time member of C3HAMPTON I remember seeing his smiling face and a few conversations down through the years.
I pray for God’s peace and comfort during this difficult time. Cast your cares on Him because He really does care for you all.

Veolia Hawkins
2 months ago

To Loraine, Nigel, and the Johnson family, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. I am praying for your peace and strength during this difficult time. Please know , I am thinking of your family sending love and support. May Anthony Rest In Peace.
Veolia Hawkins

Nancy Perkerson
2 months ago

I am so sorry for your loss Lorraine. Remembering Anthony as a man of God who was faithful and powerful intercessor.????

April Elliott
2 months ago

My prayers and condolences to you and your family!