Our beloved son, father, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend, Antonio Demond Rincher “Tuff Tone”, was called home to be with the Lord on Friday, December 7, 2012. He was blessed to see 23 beautiful years of life. Antonio was born October 25, 1989 in Saginaw, Michigan to LaSharda Peoples-Rincher and James Berry.
Antonio was a life-long resident of Saginaw, Michigan. He attended Arthur Hill High School. Antonio completed his GED program and was currently attending Delta College to pursue a career in architecture. He was a member of New Zion Valley Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of his grandfather, Pastor John Rincher. In his spare time he enjoyed football, basketball, drawing, dancing and singing. “Tuff Tone” loved to joke with his family and friends. He especially enjoyed joking with his daughter Arianna. His daughters found comfort in their dad by resting on his chest to sleep at night. Antonio was definitely a great father who will be missed. The love of his life was his mother. He loved her for being a single, strong hearted mother who raised him to be a dedicated strong family man. Also sharing his heart was his grandmother “grams”. Antonio would always say, “You know you love me”.
He leaves to cherish his memory two daughters, Arianna Braddock and Azaria Rincher; two sons, Antonio Rincher Jr. and Vincent Barrea; his parents, LaSharda Peoples-Rincher, James Berry; grandparents, Linda Collins “Grammy”, Pastor John Rincher, Alma Berry, Detroit, Michigan, Freddie Blackmon; two sisters, Dasha Wesby, Crystal (Michael) Nash, both of Saginaw, Michigan; six brothers, Edward Christopher III, Calvion Rincher, Mark Wallace, Alvin Harrison, Joseph Carter Jr., Andre Tinsley; two nieces, Janelle Payton Christopher, Carnary Rincher; one nephew, Edward Christopher; six aunts, Lula Haynes, Sequila Young, LaKisha (Charles) Collins, Andrea (Twan) Collins, Brittany Jones, Kimberly (James) Clark; three uncles, Lorenzo (Heather) Collins, John Rincher, both of Saginaw, Michigan, Terrence (Adrein) Young, Grand Rapids, Michigan; many other relatives and friends including special cousins L.C. Haynes, Demond Haynes, Robert Collins, Deon Haynes, Sabrina (Derrick) Williams, Santoya Hardy, Kenya Collins, Mark Wallace Jr., Darrell Harris Jr., Frankie Cirilo “Red”, Demetrian McCummen, Emilio Florez.
Antonio was preceded in death by his brother, Jason Howard Dunbar; grandparents, Freddie L. Young and Addie B. Young; great-grandmothers, Lula and Stacy Collins; uncles, Fredrick B. Young, William Collins; aunts, Zenobia Bownes, Sandra Collins; cousins, Trishelle Williams, Ronnie Clemmons, Lasonya Collins.
A special thanks to Lula Haynes, Santoya Hardy and New Zion Valley Missionary Baptist Church.