Anthony Blake McElrath, 66, of Kingston Drive, Kannapolis, NC gained his heavenly wings on Sunday, September 15, at Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC
He was born April 10, 1953 in Morganton, NC, to the late Fred McElrath, Sr. and the late Addie Connelly McElrath.
Anthony was educated in the Morganton Schools and was a 1971 graduate of Morganton High School; he continued his education at Evans College and Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. He retired from the United States Postal Service in 2012 and was the CEO/Owner of Memories By Anthony Photography Studio in Concord, NC. Anthony attended First Missionary Baptist Church of Concord, NC where he formerly served on the Usher Board, Trustee Committee and as a Production Team Leader.
Services will be held Saturday, September 21, at First Missionary Baptist Church 59 Chestnut Drive, SW, Concord, NC. Visitation will be 12:00 – 1:00 PM with funeral services at 1:00 PM. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Fred McElrath, Jr.
Those left to cherish fond memories include: his wife, Cynthia D. McElrath of the home; two daughters, Antiffia McElrath of Greer, SC, Vontriece McElrath-Flowe of Concord, NC; son, Emmanuel Avery of Morganton, NC; two grandchildren, Anthony Flowe and Kendall Flowe both of Concord; three sisters, Angela McElrath of Burlington, NC, Sharon McElrath, Karon McElrath both of Greensboro, NC; two brothers, Jeffery McElrath (Diane) of Morganton, NC, Trench McElrath of Las Vegas, NV; sister-in-law, Stephanie McElrath of Morganton, NC and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.