ForeverMissed
Anthony Wayne Burks, third child of seven, born on April 28th, 1947 to the late Richard and Corrine Burks died on Thursday, January 7 2021.

Anthony, (Tony as he was called), completed his formal education in the early years at Dyer and Cummins Elementary Schools. Later, he attended Samuel Ach and Hughes High Schools.

His interests included watching NFL football games, track & field, listening to old school music and traveling. Other favorite hobbies were fishing for the ‘big one’ and body building which led to him being able to bench press 500 lbs. four times and do a clean and jerk of 275 lbs. with one arm. During his body building hay day, he even clinched the title of ‘Mr. Cincinnati’.

Tony followed the call of God when he was baptized in 1976 by Elder E. E. Cleveland. He and his son Tony Jr. attended church regularly. The following year, he met and married Catherine Jenkins and of that union was born Mark, Brian and April. Tony avidly studied the word of God and enjoyed Bible study and discussions. He devoted service to God as an elder and deacon.

With drive and determination, Tony could do anything that he put his mind to. People loved his smile and friendly nature. He obtained an Associate’s degree in Business from the University of Cincinnati. That allowed him to transition into Corporate America where he excelled and was promoted to management.

Anthony was preceded in death by his father Richard, mother Corrine and brother Joseph. He is survived by his four children, Anthony Jr, Mark Anthony, Brian Wayne (Jessica) and April (Charles) along with 9 grandchildren. His brothers James, Michael and Kenneth, sisters Ana Karim and Donna, and a host of loving nieces, nephews and cousins. Tony was a man full of life, love and humor. Rest in Jesus name until we meet again.

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Anthony Burks 73 years old, born on April 28, 1947 and passed away on January 7, 2021. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Ruth Bohonsuik on January 22, 2021
My name is Ruth. I am the oldest of all the Johnson cousins. I am so very sorry to hear of Tony’s untimely passing. He was a much loved person all his life. His enthusiasm and sincerity was always appreciated. He was so good hearted as is all his siblings.

The Burks are one of my first cousins. Aunt Corrine was our mother’s sister. My sisters and I had many, many happy memories with Tony and his siblings. At one time we lived in the same house. We lived in the upstairs apartment and the Burks lived on the main floor. We had many good times.I wish I had met Tony’s own family. What fine looking children. Their expressions on the video proved what a wonderful father and grandfather he was. I feel so proud of our Tony.

Now we all must be comforted by the hope from the Holy Scriptures. We pray for when soon God’s Kingdom will rule over the earth because Jesus Christ said in his Sermon on The Mount Matthew 5:5 that “The meek will inherit the earth.” In the meantime may we all be comforted by the Apostle Paul’s words at 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 May the God of all comfort, comfort us in all our tribulations so we can comfort others.

Maintain our hope, stay safe and keep your hope.

Ruth Bohonsuik née’ Judkins
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Posted by Donna Burks on January 20, 2021
The passing of my brother Tony will always leave a big hole in my heart. He was my traveling buddy, fishing partner, idea decorator, protector, cooking teacher and an overall funny person with a warm, infectious smile and personality. His family and his cousin family will miss him dearly.
Posted by Bobbie Lancaster on January 16, 2021
Tony was my first Cousin. I have always loved him. His family and mind we had some great times. We would always dance and there was always laughter. These pass years due to aging and sickness we don’t see one another as often as we would like. But Donna and Tony had a Barbcue for all of us first cousins. We had so much fun catching up with one anther. Also my oldest sister Ruth who lives in Canada talked with each one of Tony and all his family. She was so happy. I remember seeing Tony smiling and talking with all and making sure everyone had all they needed, Donna and Tony did just as their mother would have done. I am so happy we all had that time together. I will always love Our Tony.
Posted by Jessica Burks on January 14, 2021
Thank you for giving life, love, faith, and kindness to those you loved. That has been one of the greatest gifts I was given in knowing you Daddy Burks and becoming part of your family. The love you created has in turn blessed you with many grandchildren who love you. That legacy of love and kindness, fondness for laughter, good food, and bear hugs will always live on. Thank you for everything you did in love, and may God bless you in the resurrection to be restored and see renewal. In Christ our hope, our light never dies.

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Posted by Ruth Bohonsuik on January 22, 2021
My name is Ruth. I am the oldest of all the Johnson cousins. I am so very sorry to hear of Tony’s untimely passing. He was a much loved person all his life. His enthusiasm and sincerity was always appreciated. He was so good hearted as is all his siblings.

The Burks are one of my first cousins. Aunt Corrine was our mother’s sister. My sisters and I had many, many happy memories with Tony and his siblings. At one time we lived in the same house. We lived in the upstairs apartment and the Burks lived on the main floor. We had many good times.I wish I had met Tony’s own family. What fine looking children. Their expressions on the video proved what a wonderful father and grandfather he was. I feel so proud of our Tony.

Now we all must be comforted by the hope from the Holy Scriptures. We pray for when soon God’s Kingdom will rule over the earth because Jesus Christ said in his Sermon on The Mount Matthew 5:5 that “The meek will inherit the earth.” In the meantime may we all be comforted by the Apostle Paul’s words at 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 May the God of all comfort, comfort us in all our tribulations so we can comfort others.

Maintain our hope, stay safe and keep your hope.

Ruth Bohonsuik née’ Judkins
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Posted by Donna Burks on January 20, 2021
The passing of my brother Tony will always leave a big hole in my heart. He was my traveling buddy, fishing partner, idea decorator, protector, cooking teacher and an overall funny person with a warm, infectious smile and personality. His family and his cousin family will miss him dearly.
Posted by Bobbie Lancaster on January 16, 2021
Tony was my first Cousin. I have always loved him. His family and mind we had some great times. We would always dance and there was always laughter. These pass years due to aging and sickness we don’t see one another as often as we would like. But Donna and Tony had a Barbcue for all of us first cousins. We had so much fun catching up with one anther. Also my oldest sister Ruth who lives in Canada talked with each one of Tony and all his family. She was so happy. I remember seeing Tony smiling and talking with all and making sure everyone had all they needed, Donna and Tony did just as their mother would have done. I am so happy we all had that time together. I will always love Our Tony.
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Shared by Brian Burks on January 14, 2021
When I brought Jessica to meet my Dad he cooked us a meal. He showed us videos of family events, and we went through picture albums. Dad was laughing, and telling stories about my glory days. Dad was bold and he spoke his mind. I never had to wonder where I stood with him. His stature was not the only indicator of his faith. Dad loved God, and God loves him. My wife, children, and I love him and will miss him as well. His voice was like the ocean.