Tony Gurell Page, Jr. opened his eyes and entered life on Thursday, June 18, 1992, at 10:30 PM. He was blessed to join a family already established, making him the youngest of three. He had the pleasure of attending Mary Silva and Mary Given’s private daycare at the age of five weeks old. He received all the extra love and care from his grandmother and great-great grandmother as he was the only baby in their care during the daytime hours.
Tony was educated in the Okaloosa and Santa Rosa County school districts until he relocated to Leon County, Tallahassee, FL with his maternal grandmother and grandfather. After a couple of years, he returned to Fort Walton and continued his education. Tony would continue this trend of living from his parents to his grandparents his entire life. He especially enjoyed living in Tallahassee because he knew his grandparents spoiled him as he was often reminded by his siblings and cousins. Tony was a loving boy who lived life to have fun and he never met a stranger. Everybody was his home girl or home boy. He willingly shared everything he had with others, often going without to give to a friend that was in need, even though he too needed it more. But just the same he had a temper that could bring out the worst in him. After calming down he would apologize and continue as if he had done nothing wrong. His joy always won our hearts back and we would continue to supply all his needs and wants.
Once Tony became an adult, he never got serious about a career, but managed to keep a job usually in fast food. Managing his diabetes, which should have been an important factor, was also not a top priority in his young life because in his mind he had all the time in the world. On Thursday, December 29, 2022, God closed his eyes to open no more at 10:30 AM.
Tony was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Annie Page, and loving aunt Joyce Ann Page Fountain.
Tony’s memories are left to be enjoyed by his loving mother, Lucille Silva (Derrick) Dixon, Milton, FL, his devoted father, Tony Gurell Page, Sr., Fort Walton Beach, FL, his maternal grandparents that he also called Mama and Daddy, Mary Brown Silva and James Allen Brown, Tallahassee, FL, two sisters, Aleshia Silva Baker, Georgia, and Ambrice Page, Milton, FL, four bonus siblings, Derek Andrew Dixon, Hampton, GA., Tyra Lynn Sargent, Fort Walton Beach, FL, Carl (Jamie) Sargent, Escondido, CA, and Erik John Dixon, Fort Walton Beach, FL, a god sister that he called his sister, Martika Harris, Milton, FL, four nieces, Erika Silva, Airel Silva, Aleyjah Raye, and Alayna Raye, Milton, FL, and two nephews, Keonta Silva and Jaden Page, Milton, FL, two bonus nephews Kyrie and Karter Flowers, Fort Walton Beach, FL, Four aunts, Tyra Mason, Jacksonville, FL, Toprina (Sheldon) Caines, Navarre, FL, Donna Page and Tammy Page, Fort Walton Beach, FL. Two bonus aunts, Tina (Daryl) Dixon, Houston TX, Rita Lynn Washington, Natchez, MS., Three uncles: Nico (Sandra) Silva, Puyallup, WA, Johnny Page, Enterprise, AL, and Lavon Page, Fort Walton Beach, FL. One bonus uncle, Gregory (Paulette) Dixon, Houston, TX. 6 great-aunts, Annie Ruth Jones, Fort Walton Beach, Cherry Cason, Montgomery, AL, Mildred (Bernard) Bogan and Linda McNabb, Fort Walton Beach, FL, Dr. Donna Silva Burnett, Wilkes Barre, PA, and Debora Silva Smith, Waldorf, MD. Three great-uncles, James Ellis (Mattie) Brown and Oscar Brazzell, Fort Walton Beach, FL, Ronnie Brown, Vernon, FL. Tony also had a host of cousins and friends that loved him dearly. He will truly be missed by all. His absence from this life has left a hole in our hearts that can never be filled.
“The Lord is my light and my salvation. Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life, of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, They stumbled and fell.” Psalm 27:1-2
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