Tony Strange
September 3, 1958  -  July 14, 2018

Tony Strange

Mt. Gilead Baptist Church
700 S. Summit St.
Roswell, NM  88203
Thursday, July 19, 2018
5:00 to 7:00 PM
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Memorial Services
First Church of the Nazarene
501 N Sycamore Ave
Roswell, NM  88203
Friday, July 20, 2018
1:00 PM
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South Park Cemetery
3101 S. Main
Roswell, NM  88203
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STRANGE, TONY RAY Visitation for Tony Ray Strange age 59, of Roswell, NM will be 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thursday, July 19, 2018 at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church. A Funeral Service will be at 1:00 PM, Friday, July 20, 2018 at First Church of the Nazarene.

Tony was born September 3, 1958. Parents are Howard Strange and Era B. Patton (Strange) and Alvorn Clifton. He was a lifelong member Mt. Gilead Baptist Church and loved the Lord; Tony was part of People’s First, Tabosa Development, Mi Villa, Catering Services and was a helper of anyone in need, Tony never met a stranger.

Tony is preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, a brother, numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.

Tony is survived by his wife, Almetra Strange of the family home; son, Dontrell Moore of Albuquerque, NM; daughter, Lisa D. McLean of Houston, TX; Pappa Joe and Momma Alice Hicks of Roswell, NM; brother, Reginald Brown of Austin, TX; sisters, Margaree Oliver of Atlanta, GA, Betty Clifton Brooks (Johnny) of Albuquerque, NM, Willemina Clifton of Mesa, AZ; grandchild, JaLisa McLean; God Children, LayDayjha McDonald and K’Andre Harris; special “sisters”, Georgia Bassinger (Victor) of Roswell, NM, Virginia Duran of Sherman, TX.

Pallbearers will be Robert Hickman, Santiago Segovia, Ernest Buckham, Tracy Harris, Floyd Bell, Frank Terrell, Louis Viscarrando. Honorary Pallbearers will be Mr. Olive State Men, Mt. Gilead Men and Nephews.

Family would like to thank the First Church of the Nazarene.


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  1. Carol Riggs
    Las Vegas, NV

    Tony your God given musical talent and voice will be greatly missed. Tony and I went to Roswell High School back in the '70's, and when I would come home to visit my parents and see him in Church we would laugh and reminisce about all the fun we had while traveling with RHS band. Prayers to Almetra and family on your loss, Heaven now has a very special Angel.

  2. Marvin Walker
    Clovis, NM

    My heart hurts for my. good friend of Christ, who was always there for me, when I needed to talk to him about anything, I don't understand, how missed out on the home going of a dear friend of mine, and true man of God has went home to Rip, so soon I love you Deacon Tony,, you're in God's hands now

  3. Pastor Thomas E. & Sis. Mary C. Ford
    Artesia,, NM

    Dear Almetra, our thoughts and prayers are with you. We love you and we loved Tony so much. If you need us please call us. May God bless and keep you in His care.

  4. Bahati Myhelatu Ansari
    Albuquerque, NM

    Condolenses to the family. My prayers are with you.

  5. Ineatha Gay
    Roswell, NM

    My condolences to the family of Mr. Tony Strange, I've only met him a few times, he was a very kind man, he was always willing and ready to play the piano when he attended other church functions.

  6. Lois Harmon
    Lake Jackson, TX

    My deepest condolences to Tony's family and friends. Tony was a rare individual. Kind and gentle to all, and always had a smile for those he met. He brightened my day every time I saw him.

  7. Jeff Linnear
    Sugar Land, TX

    My brother in Christ! Your time here was spent helping and doing God’s work! What an amazing person! I will miss our weekly talks. It is my privilege to have know you! God and your numerous friends will keep your family! Until we meet again! Love you! Rev J Keith Linnear

  8. Verna Brown White
    Roswell, NM

    I met and knew it Tony at a very young age even before he became part of my extended family. Tony was someone that was Jack of all trades when it came down to music. I will miss so much hearing is awesome piano playing because he had a special way of playing the piano that mostly every one that went to different Church programs. May the memories of Tony will never be forgotten from among all of his friends, family and all the people he worked with. May he forer REST IN PEACE. We will all miss you.

  9. RoseMarie Baumann
    Roswell, NM

    David and I are so very sad for you, Almetra.
    We love you.

  10. Debbie Gorham

    A friend, a brother forever. Tony will be missed and not forgotten. Roswell's loss, Heaven's gain.

  11. Voncile King
    Carlsbad, NM

    My dear brother Tony thank you for all the encouragement you gave especially during my mother's surgery. You prayed me through, thank you. Sis Almetra thank you for sharing him with us


    One of the best!!

  13. Betty A. Halliburton
    El Paso, TX

    Tony, you were so good to my Mom, Elven Parker. You were always cooking for church joyful and sad occasions. You could play the piano for joyful times. I will miss you.

  14. Lucy K Russell
    Roswell, NM

    Fly high with the angels Tony. We will miss you. Love you !

  15. Gena Sterling
    Roswell, NM

    You were one the most kind and patient persons I have ever known. I missed your big smile. Now at the fair, your smiling face will be missed too.

  16. Queen Shelton

    I will miss my music partner. He will always be in my heart. It meant so much to me when he came to Odessa iMarch to help us celebrate our 1st yyear at Pilgrim Rest Bapt. Church, Odessa. Thank you Mrs. Almetra StranStrange for sharing such a beautiful soul. On behalf of Pastor Shelton and the Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church, we extend our deepest condolences to the family. May God Bless you and Keep you is our prayer for you.

  17. Monica Patterson
    Roswell, NM

    Im really going to miss Tony he was a good person and he was a joy to be around and he was always so loving and caring to everyone he worked with in tobosa and he was a joy to have in people first and he always made me laugh and knew how to make me smile when I was sad or depressed I'm really going to miss ya Tony may you rest with the angels until we meet again I love u and I'll miss you Tony u will be in my heart forever and ever I'll always remember all the things u did for me love always ur pal Monica Patterson.

  18. Rachel Aguilar
    Roswell, NM

    Such a wonderful person. He loved the Lord, Wife , Family. He also had a special place in his heart for individuals with disabilities. He will be missed.

  19. Joyce Bolden
    Humble, TX

    I'd like to extend my deepest condolences to the family of Tony and let you know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. May the grace of God be with you today and forever. He will always be missed

  20. Sophia Tidwell

    The day I heard this unbelievable news about Tony just really has not sinked in as of yet...But I know you are a Angel with some style...I will miss that face and your visits and our talks.😭💜You would always ask me about my son....And someone who just cared for others all the time and any Day....I will truly miss him(you) until we meet again and until then see you later....My thoughts and prayers with the Strange Family...

  21. Sophia Tidwell
    Roswell, NM

    I just can't believe the news I received Tony.😭I will miss you just everything about you.. You coming to the shop for visit and just to talk about life... And your amazing style.But I know you are a angel with some style.And can you please tell my Grandma I said hi.😭My thoughts and prayers to the Strange Family....God Bless.

  22. Leticia Perez (Mendoza)
    Roswell, NM

    My deepest condolences go out to the Strange family. Tony was a true Angel that was full of LOVE, KINDNESS and INSPIRATIONAL to everyone who knew or met him. Tony will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

  23. Ina (Faye) Tillman
    Wichita, KS

    I'm sorry to hear the lost of my brother,friend,advisor and spiritual confidant. He will be greatly missed. Almeta keep your hand in God's and he will direct all of your pathways.
    Love Faye Tillman

  24. Monica Patterson
    Roswell, NM

    I am really going to miss Tony he was a great guy and he was always very dedicated to helping the individuals in tobosa and he was always helping us with the food for our people first meetings and he had a good heart and was always willing to help the individuals with anything they needed help with he was always very loving and caring about every individual in tobosa and I am really going to miss him very much he was a really awesome staff and he will ve greatly missed love Monica Patterson

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