Tony Lee Stutts, 28 of Skokie Illinois, passed away suddenly on Wednesday August 23, 1989 at the home of his mother in Davidson North Carolina while visiting on vacation. His passing came due to a cardiac arrhythmia which was caused by a previously undiagnosed hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Born Wednesday June 7, 1961 in Mooresville North Carolina, the son of William Lee Stutts and Jennie Stutts Wilson, nee Self. He grew up in North Carolina and became a floral designer in the Charlotte area. After meeting his companion, Roland Weis, in 1985 in Charlotte, the two moved to Chicagoland, first settling in Wilmette Illinois and then in Skokie Illinois. He continued his career as a floral designer with the Preston's Florist in Evanston Illinois and also worked occasionally at the Wm.H.Scott Funeral Home in Wilmette, assisting as a wake attendant. He loved caring for his new home in Skokie, his collection of unicorns, and enjoyed traveling and exploring new places. He came back to visit North Carolina many times after his move to the Chicago area, particularly for the birth of his brother Wayne's children, Brandy and Kyle. He was a proud uncle and had suggested the name Kyle after the friend whom had introduced Tony Lee to Roland. His favorite vacation trip was when he went to Europe, visiting the small towns in the German state of Bavaria, its wonderous castles and the mountains of Austria. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his stepfather, Howard Wilson, brothers Wayne and Billy Stutts, stepbrother Vincent "Ben" Wilson, all of Davidson, and maternal grandfather, Jack Self of Supply North Carolina. Services were held at 3:00 pm on Saturday August 26, 1989 at the Cornelius Foursquare Church with the Reverend Glen Burris officiating and delivering a message of Tony Lee's homecoming. Interment in Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery in Cornelius.
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