Prince Anthony Adejuyi Ogunmokun, 64, of Lanham, Maryland, passed away on November 21, 2021, while surrounded by his loving family. Anthony was born on January 08, 1957 in Ilesha in Osun State, Nigeria. He is predeceased by his parents, Jacob Ade Ogunmokun and Beatrice Bolajoko Ogunmokun (Nigeria) and late sister, Adekunbi Ogunmokun (Nigeria).
Survivors include his daughters, Bridgette Ogunmokun (Maryland), Brittany Ogunmokun (United States Air Force, South Carolina), and Briana Ogunmokun (Maryland). He is also survived by his sisters, Adepeju Adetola James (Nigeria), Adefisayo Ajayi (Nigeria), and Modupe Ogunmokun (Nigeria) along with his ex-wife/mother of his children, Arnitha Bell (Maryland). He is also survived by his partner (Yvette Dowtin), a host of nieces, nephews, friends, godchildren and other relatives that loved him.
Anthony was a Christian and a member of Central Baptist Church in Bladensburg, MD. He attended West London College in London, England and received an Associates of Arts in Computer Studies. He also received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of District of Columbia in Washington, DC. He served as an enlisted member of the United States Army Reserves for 8 years as a Medical Specialist and obtained his Sharpshooter badge. He was one of the founding members of the Baltimore/Washington Metro Chapter of Egbe Omo Obokun of Ijesaland and was a progressive thinker with a focus on meaningful impact through service.
Anthony was brilliant, very sharp, and a logical thinker. Some knew him as the "Great Debater" and the "Health Guru." He loved to spend his free time jogging (in his sandals), playing table tennis (UNDEFEATED), soccer, and anything related to IT (Information Technology). He was especially passionate about Citrix and Virtualization. He supported the following organizations: IBM, Kaiser Permanente, CSC, Bell-Atlantic, Fannie Mae, NASA, NARA, and FTC. His professional certifications included: VCP_ VMware Professional; CCA_ Citrix Certified Administrator – Windows/UNIX; CCP-AD_ Citrix Certified Professional- Virtualization-2014; CCP-M_ Citrix Certified Professional- Mobility-2014; CCP-N_ Citrix Certified Professional- NetScaler- 2013; CCNA_ Cisco Certified Network Associate & Professional; CCNP_ Cisco Certified Network Professional; MCP_ Microsoft Certified Product Specialist – Server & Workstation; WSAS_ Certified IBM – WebSphere 6.0 Software/WPS 5.0; FSNSP_ Fortinet System Network Professional; FCNSA_ Fortinet Network System Administrator; and IBM Cloud Certification_ Foundation; SEC +_ Security Plus Certified.
He was an advocate of self-management over time management. He was a self-starter who was always looking for an opportunity to learn something new, never denying an educational opportunity. He was truly a life-long learner and lived by the mantra: work hard, play harder. He was strong-minded, yet, the silent type whose presence commanded a room. He was very jovial in nature.
He enjoyed artists such as Nina Simone and Wale. He also enjoyed Nigerian music, Jazz, Classical, and Disco; he had a varied and eclectic taste. He loved reading because he believed reading is the cheapest way to travel. It takes you where nobody else can for free and it is safe, no documentation required. Some books he referenced often were Think and Grow Rich and The Power of Now.
The Viewing will be on December 4, 2021 at Beall Funeral Home from 10am-11:00am and the service will be 11:00am-12:00pm. Interment will follow the service at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Annapolis, MD.