WILLIAMSBURG - Anthony Michael Bland, 26, passed away on Monday, May 20, 2013, in James City County, Virginia. Anthony's life began on October 27, 1986, in Del Rio, Texas. He graduated from Hampton High School with an International Baccalaureate Diploma. He was also a member of the Wrestling Team and Cross Country Team. He was a former student at both Rochester Institute of Technology, in New York and Thomas Nelson Community College, in Virginia. Anthony was an amazing artist, chess player, and computer programmer. Anthony will be remembered for his warm smile, his love of chess, and his desire to learn new things. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Leo Jackson. He leaves to cherish his blessed memories, his mother, Pamela Bland Frazier; his step-father, Darryle Frazier; his father, Scott Jackson; his step-mother, Shelly Jackson; his siblings, André, Nicholas, Marshall, Chloe, Gabriella and Brooke; his grandparents, Raymond and Linda Bland and Ruthy Jackson; his aunts and uncles, Ian and Angel Bland, Eric Bland, Annette Stearne, Sidney Jackson, Melanee Armstrong Jackson, and Leona Jackson; and a host of other extended family and friends. A funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in Whiting's Chapel. Mr. Bland may be viewed and the family will receive friends only on Wednesday, beginning at 12:00 noon, until the hour of his service. Professional service entrusted to the staff of Whiting's Funeral Home, 7005 Pocahontas Trail, Williamsburg, Virginia. 757-229-3011.