CoronavirusCovid-19HBCUsObituarySports

HU’s PA Announcer Tony Lee Dies of Coronavirus Complications

Tony Lee, the official voice of Howard University sports who worked with the late Marion Barry to help create the Summer Youth Leadership Institute, died Jan. 4 due to COVID-19 complications, according to Howard’s Department of Athletics.

Lee spent 28 years teaching, mentoring, coaching, counseling and providing encouragement and leadership to young men and women. He served for the past two years as HU’s public address announcer following the death of legendary announcer Shellie Bower Jr. in December 2018.

The D.C. native stepped in and quickly established himself as the new “Voice of the Bison,” calling all home football, men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball games. In addition, he filled in for men’s and women’s swimming and diving meets, according to a statement released by Howard University.

The highlight of Lee’s tenure at Howard was his selection as the official PA announcer for the 2019 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference volleyball tournament.

Lee, an active member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., graduated in 1991 from Cheyney University of Pennsylvania after playing football for the school. In 2002, he was inducted into the university’s Athletics Hall of Fame.

A funeral service is scheduled for Thursday at Judah Temple AME Zion Church (14500 Mount Oak Road) in Bowie, Md. A public viewing will be held from 10 a.m. until noon and a private service will be streamed immediately after from noon until 1 p.m.

The service will be streamed on www.judahtemple.net, Facebook and YouTube.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Washington Informer Newspaper, 3117 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE, Washington, DC, 20032, http://www.washingtoninformer.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact

Back to top button

My News Matters to me - Washington Informer Donations

Be a Part of The Washington Informer Legacy

A donation of your choice empowers our journalists to continue the work to better inform, educate and empower you through technology and resources that you use.

Click Here Today to Support Black Press and be a part of the Legacy!

Subscribe today for free and be the first to have news and information delivered directly to your inbox.

Select list(s) to subscribe to


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Washington Informer Newspaper, 3117 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE, Washington, DC, 20032, http://www.washingtoninformer.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact

Adblock Detected

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker