|Birth: ||Mar. 11, 1963|
|Death: ||Jul. 28, 2011|
Antoine Kevin Dean, 48, of Evansville, was killed in a car accident in Laramie, Wyoming, on his way to a new job for Tesla Motors in Fremont, California on July 28, 2011.
He was born March 11, 1963 in Chicago, IL to Walter and Johnnie B. Dean. Antoine was the youngest child born to this union, just a two week old infant, when he was preceded in death by his mother, Johnnie B Dean. His father, Walter Dean also preceded him in death in 1964 and subsequently Antoine was raised by his grandmother Marie Moses who served as both his mother and father in Greenwood, MS.
Since Antoine was considerably younger than his siblings, Cornelia Dean/Ryan, Mattie Dean/Cook, Walter Dean and George Dean they also play a role in rearing young Antoine. Antoine's love for his family was obvious, especially for Marie Moses (Tea Momma) whom he took care of in her elder years until she passed away at 98 years old in 2003. Antoine was also preceded in death by his two sisters, Mattie Cook in 1995 and Cornelia Ryan in 1998; and sister-in-law, Crystal Kinamore.
Antoine Dean graduated from Greenwood High School.
Antoine served in the US Air Force for nine years. After serving in the military, Antoine returned to school and graduated from Mississippi Valley State at the top of his class. He was a Mason and was involved with the Big Brothers-Big Sisters Program, where he mentored his special little brother, Darius Taylor. He was a mentor to all children he came across and wanted them to always strive for excellence.
Antoine is survived by his wife of six years, Misty (Walker) Dean; daughters, LaDeidre Jackson, Tamika Dean, and LaTiffany Mukuro (Leslie); four grandchildren; brothers, George (Linda) and Walter (Mildred) Dean; brothers-in-law, Bobby Ryan, Cary Cook and Stacey Kinamore; special best friend, Jerry Hunn; and nieces and nephews.
Services will be 1:00 PM Saturday, August 6, 2011, at Alexander East Chapel, officiated by Rev. Bobby J. Robertson. Friends may visit Saturday from 12:00 to service time at the funeral home.
Condolences may be made online at www.AlexanderEastChapel.com.
Published in Courier Press on August 4, 2011
Alexander Memorial Park Cemetery
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Record added: Aug 04, 2011
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