Anthony Dalton “Tony” Mattina II. Aka, “Mr. Biloxi”, a lifelong resident of Biloxi, MS, left his earthly home on August 22, 2022, at the age of 58.
Tony was a beloved son, father, brother, uncle, and friend, but his favorite title of all was Paw Paw. He was born to Anthony and Patricia Mattina in Biloxi, MS on December 2, 1963. Born the oldest of four children. His formative years were spent enjoying all that life had to offer with his friends at Biloxi High School in the graduating class of 1982-83.
Tony is proceeded in death by his paternal grandparents, Dalton and Francis Mattina, and his maternal grandparents Orey and Marie Gilder all of Biloxi, MS.
He is survived by his loving parents, Anthony and Patricia Mattina; his brother, Mark Mattina (Stacey); and his sisters,Dena Mattina Dennison (Shaun), and Alicia Mattina; his former wife, Debbie; his four children, son, Mark Scott (Annie), son, Anthony Dalton III, (Candy), son Charlton, daughter Savannah, the love of his life, Nikki Robbins; his grandchildren; Luca, Mia, Dalton, Victoria and Emma; his nieces and nephews; Samantha Jernigan, Hailee Anglada, Lacee Mattina, Sundee Mattina, Mark Anthony Mattina, Shaun Dennison, Dayton Dennison, Tristan Pearson, Brodie Pearson, and great nieces and nephews; Kyson Mattina Waits, Emi Pham, Zaiden Nicholson, Cruz Nicholson, Arya Wearing and Rowan Wearing and many other family members and friends.
Tony was an advertising consultant at Knight Printing Company in Biloxi until he was deputized under Sheriff, Larkin Smith, and worked many security details while in that position. He also worked security for the Biloxi Port Commission, security at North Park Shopping Mall in Ridgeland, MS and at the Upstairs Downstairs in Biloxi, MS, a family-owned business. He found his true calling in the kitchen. He loved to cook and serve his guests. As a former restaurant owner, he was known for his famous po-boys and gumbo. When he wasn’t in the kitchen, he loved music. He sang beautifully and recorded some of his favorite songs over the years. He had a love for many things, but his favorite thing to do in the world, was to spend time with his grandchildren.
His presence will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure to know him, and we all take comfort in knowing that the Lord welcomed his son Tony home with open arms as the angels danced and trumpets were playing one of his favorite songs, If I could dream by Elvis Presley.
Until we meet again, may God bless you as he blessed me — Elvis Presley
On Saturday, August 27, 2022, a visitation for friends will be held from 9:00a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial is Celebrated at 11:00 a.m.at St. Michael Catholic Church in Biloxi. A procession to The Biloxi City Cemetery will immediately follow. A gathering for friends and family will be held at St. Michael Catholic Church Parish Hall immediately following interment.
In Lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to your local post of American Legion.
The Riemann Family Funeral Home, 13872 Lemoyne Blvd., in West Jackson County is proudly serving the Mattina family. Share memories, condolences and photos at www.riemannfamily.com