L J Washington
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Public Viewing

1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday, March 1, 2019
Whites Mortuary LLC
517 N Guignard Drive
Sumter, South Carolina, United States

Worship Experience

1:00 pm
Saturday, March 2, 2019
St. Paul Holiness Church
129 1/2 W. Moore Street
Sumter, South Carolina, United States

Interment Service

Christ Temple Sansbury Cemetery
757 E. Main Street
Timmonsville, South Carolina, United States

Obituary of L J Washington

L J Washington was born October 11, 1944 in Elliott, SC to the late Lucille Washington and Buster Dewitt.

He was educated in the public schools of Lee County and graduated from Mount Pleasant High School.

He accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Christ Temple Holiness Church in Timmonsville, SC, where he served as a member of the brotherhood, Male Chorus and Gospel Choir.

L J Washington was employed at Reeves Brothers for over thirty years. When L J had some free time, he enjoyed using that time by fishing, hunting, singing or playing his guitar, if he wasn’t doing those things, he spent time with his son, Harry repairing something, shopping or just spending quality time together.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Mae Fortune Washington; three sisters, Pastor Rosa Smith, Daisy Dewitt and Pearlie Mae Hart; three brothers, Leroy Dewitt, Shuler Dewitt and Shepard Washington

On Sunday, February 24, 2019, Mr. L J Washington transitioned peacefully in Wedgefield, SC.

L J Washington leaves to cherish his memory four daughters, Shirletha W. (Thomas) Abrams, Caretha Washington, Angelia Dinkins all of Sumter, SC and Danielle Washington of Bishopville, SC; three sons, Kennedy Washington of Sumter, SC, Anthony (Natasha) Washington of Pinewood, SC and Harry (Jennifer) Washington of Sumter, SC; forty-six grandchildren, fifty-six great grandchildren; seven sisters, Mary Bess of Darlington, SC, Pastor Dorothy Smith of Upper Marlboro, MD, Pastor Iola (Keith) Johnson of Bowie, MD, Ann (James) McFadden of Darlington, SC, Net Washington of Timmonsville, SC, Virginia Martin of Lamar, SC and Sister Davis of Sumter, SC; four brothers, Buster Dewitt, Jr. of Philadelphia, PA, Melvin (Renee) Dewitt of Washington, DC, Sammie (Pearline) Dewitt of Lynchburg, SC and Goldie Lee(Rosemary) Scarborough of Bishopville, SC; sister in law, Mary Washington; special friend, Bertha Rhodes and a host nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

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