September 22, 1959 ~ September 7, 2022

Born in: Neelyville, MO
Resided in: Stone Mountain, GA

Anthony Dilano Beedles, 62 of Stone Mountain, GA, passed away on September 7, 2022.

Anthony was born in Neelyville, MO to W.M. Fields and Glory Dean Watkins on September 22, 1959. He started his travels at an early age where he graduated from Ithaca High School in 1978. After graduating he kickstarted his career and enlisted in the United States Marines Corps on December 9, 1980. Anthony served in the military for 12 years and during that time he married Cheryl Haynes and had three wonderful children.

While serving his country, he was heavily decorated and awarded, with commendations such as; Good Conduct Medal, Secretary of the Navy Letter/Certificate of Commendation, Letter of Appreciation, Overseas Ribbon Meritorious Mast, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Expert Pistol Badge, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, and the Expert Rifle Badge. After a stellar military career, he was honorably discharged in 1992. His career as a Postal Clerk with the United States Postal Service began in January of 1994. Anthony was a diligent and respected part of his postal team for 26 years until he retired in April of 2020.

After retirement, he dedicated many hours to planting and maintaining a beautiful garden full of vegetables that he shared freely with his family and neighbors. He also enjoyed fishing, bowling, chess, dominos, and devouring books. One of his proud moments was the renovation of his beloved home. He was also the “go-to guy” for others that had homes needing a little TLC. The thing he enjoyed most was surrounding himself with family and bringing them together whenever he could. He attended reunions and parties for family and friends, both young and old. He was our patriarch. Anthony was a mentor and friend to many, and he was always there if you needed him. He was known to say, “To be the man, you gotta be the man.” and he was just that!

Anthony is preceded in death by his father W.M. Fields and father Samuel George Watkins.

Anthony is survived by his mothers; Glory Dean Watkins, and Shirley Mae Fields. Siblings; Kimberly Denice Byrd, Leigh Candy Fields, Samuel “Monty” Lamont Watkins, William Michael Fields, Akua Carl Watkins, Heather Cece Fields, and Ayanna Renee Watkins. Soulmate/BFF; Cheryl Beedles, Children; Anthony Beedles,(Casondra) Angela Smalley (Jaron), Ebony Resurreccion (Anthony), and Monique Beedles (Shamone). Grandchildren; DeNeil Smalley, Kingston Beedles, Jared Smalley, Aiden Smalley, Brooklyn Beedles, Elijah Resurreccion, Micah Smalley, and Ava Resurreccion, as well as a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

The family wishes to extend their sincerest gratitude to all the family and friends who brought food, sent well wishes, visited with the family, made monetary contributions, gave of their time and talents, and showed support during this most difficult time. We know how much he meant to us all, but it is a beautiful blessing to see how much his life & love touched all of you.

~Thank you, The Beedles Family~

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Services

Visitation: September 18, 2022 10:00 am - September 18, 2022 11:00 am

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046

770-277-4550

Funeral Service: September 18, 2022 11:00 am - September 18, 2022 12:00 pm

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046

770-277-4550

Georgia National Cemetery
1080 Scott Hudgens Dr.
Canton, GA 30114

770-479-9300

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  1. I worked with Anthony at the North Metro USPS facility in Duluth. Ga. He was the nicest coworker and always a gentleman. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. Anthony, I pray that you RIP.

  2. CandleImagePops , i guess this is where we say see you later . I can’t say thank you enough for being so amazing to me . I can’t thank Monique , Eb , Angie & ANTHONY enough for sharing such a human with me . Thank you for always rescuing me and my flat tires lol, the wisdom that you’ve poured into me and the i love you’s along with the safe hugs . Forever Superman in my eyes . Heaven couldn’t wait for you .

  3. CandleImageAnthony you have been heavily on my mind the last few months. I am still in disbelief. Rest in Heaven my friend. Always a gentleman and great sounding board. You will be missed dearly. Heartfelt condolences to the family at this time.

  4. Anthony thank you for All the hugs, laughs, and good conversations we had as being co-workers at the Post Office. I’m so grateful God let our paths cross. You are truly the definition of a Man. Thank you Anthony ❤️ R.I.H. you will truly be missed. My sincere condolences to your family.

  5. CandleImageI was so sorry to hear of Anthony’s passing. My condolences to the family. I understand how much it hurts when someone we love dies. However, “Among our most cherished blessings is our sure hope of deliverance from everything that causes us pain and distress. and we can be encouraged by God’s promise of a resurrection” Whatever hardships may come our way, Jehovah will not abandon us. . He never fails to be a “refuge and strength, a help that is readily found in times of distress.” (Ps. 46:1) Our keeping focused on such blessings will help us cope with even the most grievous ordeals.

  6. Ant i remember the many times at the post office in passing through your work station the meaningful talks we had but most of all i respected about you was the no-nonsense presence you demanded which brought about a “PEACE” in your space. Very few crossed that line. Bruh if only more people were made in your spirit. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY………ZACH

  7. It is hard to still accept the reality of this loss. To all the now grown children and Mom. I wish I could do more than send condolences and words. I wish I could be there, but if wishes were being granted I’d have no reason for these words. Anthony Beedles Sr. was one of the most amazing people I’ve known. He remained in absentia still my closest friend through every fiber, family. In the past few days I realized how many ways I depended on him. He remained solid, strong, moral, unshakeable, uncompromising and in this fight when we spoke, he was still every bit as amazing as he ever was. I wish there were words of comfort. He will remain the most loyal of men, the leader of the pack, and follower of nothing but his integrity, and courage. With his family always first! I will love him forever as every one of you do. I also know it couldn’t more different. May GOD grant peace, and strength swiftly. I send my love from all of us to you and your family.

  8. Greetings family,

    I relocated to GA to the Post Office with no family here and soon after our small group of transplants became family. Anthony was the big brother of our crew. He was also there for anyone who needed them. We laughed together, he was the shoulder when we cried, and he help guide me while raising a son as a single parent. He was the big brother that I never had. He will forever be missed😩

  9. CandleImageWe were stationed at Marine Barracks Rota Spain in the early 80’s and have remained friends ever since…..hard to believe 38 years have gone by. You will not be forgotten my brother “Beedles”. Condolences and prayers 🙏
    Semper Fi Marine!

  10. Anthony was a 1st. Class gentleman.
    I worked with him over 30 years at North Metro USPS started out on the LSM.
    When he see you struggle with an APC or anything is ALWAYS COME TO HELP.

    THE LORD IS CLOSE TO ALL WHO CALL ON HIM…Psalms 145:18

    BETTY BUTLER & Family

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