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Willie Tyrone “Tony” Middlebrook, 69, of Palatka, FL was born on March 16, 1950 in Hastings, Florida to Willie Ben Middlebrook and Doretha P. Middlebrook.  Willie was a lifelong resident of Putnam, St. John’s and Duval Counties.  He was a graduate of Hastings High School’s class of 1968 where he participated in varsity sports.  Willie would go on to matriculate at Florida A&M University and studied Elementary Education. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1975.  Willie was a member of the Masons. Tony held the distinction of being a World Ranked Chess player and having been profiled in several publications for his prowess in mastering the game.  On Monday, March 18, 2019 Willie “Tony” Middlebrook transitioned from labor to reward in Jacksonville, FL. 

Tony was preceded in death by his Father, Willie B. Middlebrook.

Willie survivals are his Children, Kurstan (Amber) Middlebrook; Grandchildren, Kurstan Tyrone Middlebrook Jr.; Mother, Doretha P. Middlebrook; Siblings, Diane Middlebrook, Sharon Crowell, Dorothea Whitten, Rodney Middlebrook, and Darryl Middlebrook; Paternal Aunt, Jessie Felder; Maternal Aunt, Martha Austin; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and love ones.

The Homegoing Celebration will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2018 at the Lord’s Temple City of Refuge, Bishop Thomas Cave III, Pastor.  The viewing will be Monday, March 25, 2019 at Coleman’s Mortuary Family Chapel from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.  The Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery.

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  • Monday, March 18, 2019
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Coleman's FH
  • Thursday, March 21, 2019
    Deepest Heartfelt Sympathy.
    ~ Hortensia Jackson   Miramar, FL
  • Sunday, March 24, 2019
    Sending the family my heartfelt sympathy and prayers.
    ~ Shelby E. Jack   Hastings, FL
  • Sunday, March 24, 2019
    Sending the family my heartfelt sympathy and prayers.
    ~ Shelby E. Jack   Hastings, FL
  • Sunday, March 24, 2019
    Sending the family our sympathy and love to comfort your heart and ours. With our love and God’s Blessing,the graduating class of 1968. Rita Evans
    ~ Theresia Evans-Logan   Aberdeen, MD
  • Thursday, March 21, 2019
    To my family: TENDERLY, may time heal your sorrow GENTLY, my friends ease your pain SOFTLY, may peace replace heartaches, and may warmest memories remain. Cousin Tony will be missed. Much love to you all.
    ~ Alfreda & J.R. Evans   West Palm Beach, FL
  • Sunday, March 24, 2019
    My condolences to the Family. God Bless and keep you in this time of Bereavement. 🙏🏽
    ~ Della Cue   North Augusta, SC