Antion Posey, who was called “Posey” by many of his friends
and “Antion” by most of his family, lived a short but
full life. While gracing us all with his presence, he brought smiles,
laughter, and companionship to those who loved him.
was a special person who did not realize how many hearts he touched.
He exemplified many of the qualities of his late grandfather, Harry
G. Posey of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, who practiced law in Chicago
for forty years. Like his grandfather, Demetrius was not driven
to achieve wealth or fame, but rather with extending his good graces
to help people in their lives.
Demetrius spent his early childhood with his grand parents, Harry
and Mattie Posey, his Uncle Kenny, and this mother, Mary Denise
Posey. Demetrius spent every summer in California from the age of
three with his aunt and uncle, Renée and Lavester Williams,
who became his surrogate parents and their sons, Josean and Demarcio,
who became his surrogate brothers.
the age of nine, Renee insisted that Demetrius come to live permanently
with her and her family in California. It was in California where
Renee and Lavester took on the legal, but not adoptive, measures
of caring for Demetrius. Demetrius treated everyone with love and
respect and had a special ability to make those around him happy.
Demetrius has been greatly missed since his passing
on March 22, 2003. We can only wish and pray that others are as
fortunate as we have been to know someone so special.