Leonard Charles Washington

December 6, 1958October 9, 2020
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Leonard Charles Washington passed away on October 9, 2020 at the age of 61. Leonard was born in Hollandale, Mississippi on December 6, 1958.

Leonard was a simple man. He was private and protective of his family. He enjoyed traveling and watching old western movies. Leonard was very passionate about the things he loved.

Leonard leaves behind his wife of ten years, Stephanie Morris Washington; parents, Booker T. (Bertha) Allison, and Shirley Washington Sidney; children, Roberta Edwards and Deveron Washington; stepchildren, Nakiya (Lamar) Gourdine and Tyree (LaTonya) Barbour; nine grandchildren; siblings, Geraldine Jones, Joyce (Nash) Carter, Janice Washington, and Burl (Trina) Washington; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and loved ones. He was preceded in death by his brother, Larry Washington, and stepfather Gene Sidney.

A celebration of Leonard’s life will be held on Saturday, October 24th at 11am at Sechrest Funeral Service with Reggie King officiating. A drive through repass will be held at Spirit and Truth Worship Center following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Spirit and Truth Worship Center, 209 Rockspring Rd, High Point, NC 27262.


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Leonard Charles Washington

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Tiffany Sylvester

October 23, 2020

Our Beloved Uncle Leonard -

It broke our hearts to lose you,
but you never went alone,
for a part of us went with you,
the day God took you home.

A million times we missed you,
A million times we cried,
If love could have saved you,
you would never have passed.

To the grave, you travel,
Our flowers placed with care,
No one knows the heartache,
as we turn to leave you there.

If tears could build a stairway,
and memories could make a lane,
we would walk right up to heaven,
and bring you home again.

We love you, Uncle Leonard,
sleep well in heaven with the angels.

~Tiffany R. Sylvester

Uncle Leonard, a wonderful uncle, one who never really grew old and had a smile that was made of sunshine. You will forever be remembered for your heart of gold, words of wisdom, and your debonair & suave good looks.

While we are saddened, you were taken too soon from us; we take solace in knowing you are no longer in pain or suffering.

Thank you for the beautiful family memories and, of course, the nicknames you gave me as a baby, "Tippy Toes" & "Tip."

Love always,
Tiffany & Shaun Sylvester

Margurite Lewis

October 22, 2020

The day of the memorial service will be so bitter sweet. When we last saw you and sis, We didn't want to think about it being the last time. It hurt to see you in pain, you are better now in heaven pain free. We are going to miss our trips to Ocean City, Las Vegas, and the favorite place New Orleans. We will see each other again, always loved. RIP Brother In Love (James)

Shelia Moore Allison

October 20, 2020

My Brother
I will truly miss you..
Love You Always
Your Sister:

Charles Jackson

October 20, 2020

I am Leonard’s brother ,Charles . We grew up around a lot of love and care . I am still trying to make this a reality that Leonard is gone . I am going to miss our conversation together.
My prayers are with his wife and family.
Although he has moved to HEAVENS address. He will be missed on this side . REST EASY BROTHER WE WILL MEET AGAIN .❤️

Lawanda Smith

October 20, 2020

Talking with my cool and handsome nephew was always a treat for me. Our family chain has been broken again and right now nothing seems the same.....but as we leave this world one by one our family chain will link again.
Stephanie thank you so much for everything you have done for my nephew. I really appreciate you. I hope it helps to know that others are thinking of you and praying for you. The power of prayer helps our soul heal from the pain. Let the Lord wrap his arms around you and take care of you while you grieve. I thank God for the times you Leonard and I shared ....and the memories we made in person and on the phone. I like to think of Leonard as still living in the hearts of those he loved and touched. He was loved so very much. With sympathy & Love.
Aunt Lawanda

Joan Compton

October 19, 2020

Stephanie, since I read about Leonard I have been praying daily for peace for you. I know God was and is still with you through all of this. Even though I did not see you and Leonard often, having you two as neighbors made me feel safe and comfortable. I will miss his sweet smile and his
“Hey Joan, how you doin’ ?” when he would see me. God bless you and all of the family.
Love and prayers, Joan Compton

Traci Clanton

October 18, 2020

Leonard we have had some times over the years. I was able to share my 50th birthday with you and you shared your 60th with me. You will never know how much our dance meant in that moment but I will never forget that special time we got to share. I am sad to know that you are gone, but I am thankful to have another Angel looking after me. If I know nothing I know that you were my Sisters Soul Mate and I thank you for the love and joy you brought into her life. Rest in Heaven Brother in Law.

Stephanie Washington

October 15, 2020

When our journey began, I was your friend, then your confidant, then your wife, then your caregiver, now your widow.

We have grown so much in our relationship with each other and our faith in God.

There was not a day that went by that we did not say “I appreciate you, I love you”

Our travels throughout the US, the Caribbean, Mexico and Puerto Rico, had us seeing places for the first time together. We have shared many firsts. Your infectious smile always made my body warm.

I will not love another man the way I love you. I thank you for sharing your name with me, and I am thrilled you chose to "box - as opposed to throwing rocks”.

As you begin your new journey without me, there are no better arms to embrace you than the arms of God. Rest in Paradise, Puff. Love you always, Step.

Sue Banks

October 14, 2020

Although Leonard and i never met in person and only talked via telephone, I feel like I knew him all my life. I guess that goes to show the kind of good man he was. I prayed for you to beat this and spend another 20 years with the love of your life Stephanie, but GOD had other plans. He fought the fight but no more pain and suffering. My sincerest condolences to my best friend for life Stephanie Morris Washington, love you beyond the sky.

Reginald King

October 13, 2020

My fondest memories of Leonard are the Sundays he would come to church. He always greeted me with a smile and handshake but what I remember most are the boots he wore. He looked sharp in his boots. I am going to miss him but I thank God for the pleasure of meeting Leonard.

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