September 7, 2013
Columbus, GA- Antwon DeShone Whitehead, 15, died Saturday, September 7, 2013. A Funeral Service will be conducted at 1:30pm on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at the George Washington Carver High School Auditorium, 3100 8th Street, Columbus, Rev. Daryl Stover, officiating according to the Charles E. Huff's International Funeral Home. Interment will be held in Evergreen Memorial Park. Viewing will be held on today from 2:00pm-6:00pm at the funeral home located at 927-5th Avenue, Columbus, GA 31901.
Antwon DeShone Whitehead was born March 6, 1998 in Columbus, GA to LaToya Whitehead and Delrico Evans. At the age of three, a kind and loving father Edward J. Johnson enter his life. Antwon was truly a joy to his parents. Antwon will be greatly missed by everyone that knew him. He was the kind of young man that anyone would be proud to call son, grandson and friend.
He was educated in the private and public schools of Muscogee County. During his elementary school years he was consistently an honor roll student. While at East Columbus Magnet Academy he continued to achieve academic excellence. He was an outstanding athlete participating in basketball, football, track and soccer. His eighth grade year, he was named Athlete of Year and MVP of the 2011 Loretta Cobb Annual Basketball Tournament. He entered G.W. Carver High School during the 2011-2012 school year. As a freshman he started on the Varsity Basketball Team as a Center and Strong Forward. Antwon received special recognition from President Barack Obama for his academic accomplishments. He was a member of The National Society of High School Scholars.
Antwon was an avid lover of sports and enjoyed shooting hoops with his younger brother Ja'Quez. He played with the Atlanta Express AAU and Georgia Wildcats Basketball Teams. He was a D1 (Division One) college basketball prospect. His aspirations were to attend Duke University to become a Math teacher. His hobbies included listening to music and playing 2K13.
Antwon was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Bennie and Jessie Whitehead. His survivors include his parents, La Toya Whitehead and Edward Johnson; one brother, Ja' Quez Johnson; one sister, Tyreonna Whitehead; grandparents, Donnie and Valencia Hill and Jackie Little; five uncles, Bennie Whitehead, Jr., Ret. SFC Danny Whitehead, Alfred Whitehead (Stephanie), Donnie Hill, Jr. and Leatron Hill (Twanna); ten aunts, Latonia Whitehead, Sylvia Whitehead-Mitchell (Ret. SFC Fred Mitchell), Kimberely Whitehead-Bowen (Jimmy), Karen Whitehead-Keyton (Jerome), Belinda Whitehead (Mark), Keishia Whitehead-Hawk (Kenneth), Kenetra Whitehead-Banks, Shanita Whitehead (Teto), Phoenicia Hill, Donneka Hawkins, Great Aunt Delores Bethel and a host of cousins and friends.