Lawrence Anthony Windham was born on August 19, 1966 to Gloria Windham and Lawrence Spradley
Jr. in New Brunswick, NJ. Although he was named after his Dad, at a very early age he gained the
nickname Tony, which was short for his middle name, Anthony.
He lived most of his younger years in Piscataway, NJ (The Heights) and attended the Piscataway
Township School Systems before moving to New Brunswick, NJ and attending New Brunswick High
School. After High School, Tony spent a brief time in the United States Army.
Tony was preceded in death by his younger sister Patricia Mosley Adams whom everyone knew as
“Trish”, his Maternal Grandparents Breely Sr & Mary Windham, his Paternal Grandparents Lawrence
Spradley Sr & Dorothy Tribble, his Paternal Uncle Ronald Jackson and his Nephew Warren Jaquan
Tony leaves to cherish in loving memories his mother Gloria Windham (Carl) of Deltona FL, his father
Lawrence Spradley Jr (Gail) of Somerset, NJ, his siblings Tammy Windham-Jackson (Maurice) of
Piscataway, NJ, Teesha Stout of Richmond, VA, Gianni Spradley of North Brunswick, NJ and Joshua
Spradley of Somerset, NJ. Maternal Uncles Henry Windham (Patty) of Spring, TX, Breely Windham Jr
(Ann) of Somerset, NJ, Frank Windham of Stone Mountain, GA, Charles Windham (Cheryl) of Stone
Mountain, GA, and Ernest Windham (Shelly) of Burlington, NJ. Maternal Aunts Donna Windham-
Carswell of Dallas, GA and Valerie Windham-Gordon of Murfreesboro, TN. Paternal Uncles Dennis
Brown Sr of West Orange, NJ and Vincent Spradley (Kim) of Gilbert, AZ. Paternal Aunts, Francine
Roberts (Ed) of Austin, TX, Sharon Jackson of Plainfield, NJ and Ivy Almond (Curtis) of Columbus, OH.
Two nephews, Maurice Jackson II of Piscataway, NJ and Samuel Adams V of Virginia Beach, VA. Three
nieces E’Toya Jackson of Piscataway, NJ, La’Niyah Bradley of Virginia Beach, VA and Jaylah Adams of
Easton, PA. And a host of other relatives and friends.
If you knew Tony well, you knew his life story. He basically lived life on his own terms. So, who are we
Tony will truly be missed. He was a real character and always knew how to make you laugh. He always
liked to be stylish in his dress and was a natural when it came to academics. Tony enjoyed watching the
Knicks play basketball and he was a good B-Ball player himself. Because of his love for Disc Jockey
(DJ’ing) he gained the nickname “Scratch” for “cutting” and “scratchin” on the turntables. Some years
later he picked up a few other nicknames “True”, Lateef or LA for short. Whether you knew him as
Tony, Scratch,True, Lateef or LA he would always leave you laughing with his sense of humor.