August 31, 1990 ~ November 9, 2022

Born in: Breese, Illinois
Resided in: Mulberry Grove, Illinois

Jesse Allen Anthony, 32, of Mulberry Grove, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at HSHS Holy Family Hospital in Greenville.

Jesse was born August 31, 1990, in Breese, the son of Rex Allen and Jody Lynn (Beard) Anthony.  He loved fishing, riding four wheelers, and he especially loved his daughter, Emmalynn, who survives him.

Jesse is also survived by his father and stepmother, Rex and Karen Anthony of Greenville; sister, Katie (husband, Cameron) Modesitt of Jamestown; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Jody Lynn Anthony; paternal grandparents, William “Clem” and Della Lee Anthony; and maternal grandmother, Mary Koontz.

Private family ceremonies will be held.

Memorial contributions may be made to: The Simple Room, 405 Franklin Ave, Greenville, IL 62246, or First Christian Church, 1100 Killarney Dr, Greenville, IL 62246.

The family has entrusted Assalley-Young Funeral Home in Greenville with ceremonies.

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Jesse Allen Anthony's name.

First Christian Church of Greenville

1100 Killarney Dr
Greenville, IL

The Simple Room

405 Franklin Ave
Greenville, IL

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  1. Light a CandleSo sorry to hear of Jesse passing. Our thoughts & prayers w/ the family @ this difficult time. Jess always showed the upmost respect when we seen him.. fly high RIP Jesse!

  2. Rex, I’m thinking of you at this sad time. I know your heart is breaking. I pray you will find peace in sweet memories. Our prayers go out for both you and your family.

  3. Light a CandleRest easy my best friends love u and will miss u every day my brother 😥😥.prayers to his family and my deep contolansis to you rex and Karen.

  4. Light a CandleI’m so very sorry for your loss. Jesse was an amazing person who touched a lot of lives. He was my best friend and the love my heart holds for him will never stop.

  5. Light a CandleJesse I’m sitting here crying and thinking of the words to say how much you will be missed and everybody loves you for who you are The Lovable goof and a really good friend. I will miss you bro

  6. Light a CandleFly high brother keep a look out for us from up above. Save me a spot at the fishing hole I know you found already.

  7. Oh Jesse this is so sad you were so young and had such a long life to go with that beautiful baby girl. My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family and friends. You are now with your Momma again and Grandma Mary. Watch over all those who love you. From the day I met you, you always knew how to put a smile on everyone’s face. You will definitely be missed. Love you always bub!

  8. Jesse, gosh I can’t believe this. Such a young and amazing soul gone to soon. We had some amazing childhood memories that I’ll forever cherish. Fly high my friend. Love you ❤️

  9. Light a CandleMy heart is so broken for Jesse Anthony I will miss u so much u was so part of our family for so long my deepest sympathy and condolences to the family

  10. Light a CandleJesse …

    I will miss your upbeat personality. I know you are in paradise now. Prayers to your family and your sweet daughter.

  11. Light a CandleYou was definitely one of a kind and a great person. You had one heck of a personality and always knew how to make people smile. Fly high Jesse❤️

  12. Light a CandleRip Jesse rest easy brotha sorry ur loss much to young and he always clowned and joked around but was one of the most soild people I’ve ever met fly high jesse

  13. I’m so lost for words still! I’m still in shock! I love and miss you so much already Jesse!! You’ll forever hold a huge piece of my heart! Rest easy I love you so much!!

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