Mr. Washington was a native of Houston, TX and a resident of Lafayette. He was a graduate of Booker T. High School in Houston, TX and received his Bachelor’s Degree from Texas State University with a double major in Business and Political Science. He was employed with the Lafayette Police Department for five years, was a Construction Contractor with his own company for ten years, was a Railroad Engineer in Houston for many years, played music at St. Paul’s Church for over twenty years, was a keyboard musician with Baby Oceans of Soul Musical Group and worked in lawn care for five years. He was a loving and giving man who never met a stranger. He loved horses and was an avid horseman.
Survivors include his devoted wife of thirty one years, Sharon Guillory Washington of Lafayette; one daughter, Dyonna Pinnock and her husband, Durrell, Sr., of Garland, TX; two step-sons, Allison Jacques Sabine, Jr. and his wife, Tamara, of Port Allen and Shawn Alexander Sabine and his wife, Marcella, of Baton Rouge; one step-daughter, Cherrie Claiborne and her companion, Mark Adams, of Lafayette; one sister, Roslyn Burton and her husband, Larry, Sr. of Houston, TX; two grandchildren, Franchesca Pinnock and Durrell Pinnock, Jr.; six step-grandchildren, Joel Claiborne, Jayden M. Adams, Lauren Sabine, Allison Sabine, III, Oliver Jackson and Jesse Sabine; a special cousin, Chasity Madena of Lafayette; three nephews, Larry Burton, Jr., Wanis Burton, Sr. and his wife, Pheadra, and Tristan Burton all of Houston, TX; and his goddaughter, Christine Jordan of Houston, TX.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Wanis J. Washington, Sr. and Lorena T. Senegal Washington.