February 23, 2024

In Loving Memory of Chrissy Anthony: A Tribute to Sea Island Shrimp House Co-founder

It is with heavy hearts and deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Chrissy Anthony, the beloved co-founder of Sea Island Shrimp House. Chrissy’s inspiring journey came to an end after a valiant and courageous battle against cancer. She was the heart and guiding light of the iconic seafood restaurant, leaving an indelible mark on both the establishment and the community it serves.

Chrissy, along with her husband Dan Anthony and longtime friend Henry Reed, played a pivotal role in shaping Sea Island Shrimp House into a cherished culinary destination. Her legacy extends far beyond the recipes that originated in her kitchen; it encompasses the warmth, dedication, and sense of community that defined Sea Island Shrimp House.

CEO of Sea Island and the youngest son of the Anthony family, Barclay Anthony, expressed his sentiments on the profound loss: “My mom was the matriarch of our family and our company. She loved us all deeply and really was a mother to so many. I am proud to be her son and to honor her legacy every day. For 50 years, you could count on seeing her at the hostess stand at Rector on Friday nights, with her beautiful smile, greeting every guest and making their experience a memorable one. She will be greatly missed but would want us not to be sad but to celebrate her life.”

Chrissy’s dedication to Sea Island Shrimp House and the San Antonio community was unwavering. Her welcoming presence at the hostess stand, marked by her radiant smile, became a fixture at the Rector location on Friday nights. Her commitment to ensuring every guest had a memorable experience defined the restaurant’s ethos.

As Sea Island Shrimp House mourns the loss of a visionary leader, the team remains committed to preserving Chrissy Anthony’s legacy. The restaurant will continue to uphold the high standards she set, honoring her memory through the exceptional service and culinary delights that have become synonymous with Sea Island Shrimp House.

In this time of grief, the thoughts and condolences of the Sea Island Shrimp House family go out to the Anthony family. The impact of Chrissy’s kindness, resilience, and love will endure as a source of inspiration for generations to come.

Details regarding memorial services and ways to honor Chrissy Anthony’s memory will be shared with the community in the coming days. May she rest in peace, and may her spirit continue to live on in the hearts of those she touched.

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