Tony D. Schonter-Rice, age 35, resident of Toledo, Ohio, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, July 18, 2021, after a courageous battle with Multiple myeloma. Tony was born on May 16, 1986, to Andre Rice and Lori Schonter.
A “jack of all trades”, Tony was known to help anyone in need; whether it was fixing a car, mowing grass, or fixing something in the house, he would give his shirt off his back to help someone that needed it. Known as a momma’s boy, his family meant the world to him. He enjoyed and cherished his family, especially his nieces and nephews. Being around family was something that Tony looked forward too, especially the Fourth of July; he was able to make it one last time to shoot off fireworks with his family and friends. Tony will truly be missed by all who knew him.
“I love you and you know this, man…”
Those left to forever cherish his memory are, his mother, Lori Schonter; Father’s, Andre Rice Sr. and Ron Byram; sisters, Geri (Johnny) Thomas, Anique (Ryan) Davis; brothers, Andre Delawrence Rice Jr. and Delawrence Rice and Grandmother Emma Snead and Grandma Beverly Bird. Tony is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews; godson, Jacob Hackett and many family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his Grandmother Sharon Wilson, Grandpa Robert Bird, Grandparents, Laura and Albert Byram. Grandma Eddie Sue (Leroy) Rice and Grandfather Snead. Tony is also preceded in death by his 2 baby sisters, Kimberly Byram and Anna Rice. Tony is also preceded in death by a host of uncles, aunts and family and friends.
We would love to thank Hospice of Northwest Ohio for their compassion to Tony and his family.
Family and friends may gather at the Newcomer Funeral Home, on Friday, July 23, 2021, from 1:00 pm, with the funeral service beginning at 1:30 pm, with Pastor Roy Southerland officiating. Following the funeral service, visitation will continue until 8:00 pm. A memory or online condolence may be shared to the family by visiting www.NewcomerToledo.com.