Robert Douglas Washington, Sr.

Born: Mon., Dec. 5, 1927
Died: Wed., May 29, 2019


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Fri., Jun. 07, 2019
Location: Lantz Funeral Home Inc.

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Fri., Jun. 07, 2019
Location: Lantz Funeral Home Inc.

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Robert Douglas Washington Sr. was the second of three children born to the late McKinley Washington Sr. and Mildred Collins-Washington on December 5, 1927, in Kosciusko, Mississippi.

As a young man, Robert moved from Mississippi to Detroit, MI in 1937 where he met and married the love of his life, Dolores J. Hart and together they had three children: Colette, Robert Jr, and Lisa. 


Robert (Bob) retired from Ford Motor Company and moved to Lake Lynn, PA in 1980, where he and his wife built a home and enjoyed a full life surrounded by friends and family.  He was known for being a steadfast and devoted friend to all who knew him.  Bob loved serving the Lord and was an active member of United Baptist Church and sang in the Voices of Love Choir.  His hobbies included fishing, camping, landscaping, hunting and entertaining. Above all, he loved spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Dolores J. Hart-Washington, son Robert D. Washington Jr,; daughterLisa A. Washington (Winfrey) ;great grandson Santiago Smith, and two brothers George Washington and McKinley Washington Jr.

Left to cherish his memories are: His loving daughter Colette J. Jackson (Butch Jackson) and son-in-law Albert Winfrey; ten grandchildren: Juan Washington, JanayaBlack (Rockey Black), Jason Smith (Maria Smith), JaNieceFoxx (Jermaine Foxx), Brandon Washington, Chad Washington, Terrin Jackson, Kendall Washington, AleeshaMoore (De-Von Moore), and Aaliyah Winfrey; Fifteen great grandchildren: DeShawndre Black, Devon Washington, Javion Smith, MaKinlee Black, Kalissa Washington, Arianna Foxx, Elijah Washington, Jeremiah Washington, Brayden Foxx, Beya Smith, Aundrea Moore, Da-Von Moore Jr, Juan Washington Jr, Augustus Winfrey, and Ella Moore; nephew Marc Washington, long-time family friend DamitaJones, and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. 

After a long battle with dementia and more recent heart trouble, Bob went home to be with the Lord on May 29th, 2019. He was the greatly loved patriarch of his family and will be greatly missed. His favorite phrase “Give God the Praise” is befitting of his transition as it has allowed him to be reunited with his beloved wife. 

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St. Paul’s AME Church
   Posted Mon June 03, 2019
To The Family of Robert Douglas Washington, Sr.;

There isn’t any way to prepare for the loss of a family member. Suddenly, the loved one you had always turned to is gone. In the quiet moments when the hurt is hard to bear, may love become your shelter and may the beauty of memories become comfort.

You have the condolences of the members of St. Paul’s A.M.E. Church as you make your way through this passage. It won’t be easy, but you can rely on the support of all your friends and church family. May you be filled with faith and hope even in the midst of inescapable grief, and find comfort in and with each other. Robert will be missed by everyone.

Words cannot adequately express our sympathy, but know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Robert must have been a remarkable person. Just look around at his family and friends that are here to celebrate his life and his Home Going service.

“Don’t’ weep at my grave, for I am not there,
Ive a date with a butterfly to dance in the air.
I’ll be singing in the sunshine, wild and free,
Playing tag with the wind, while I’m waiting for thee”

In His Service Always,

Rev. Alfred L. Thompson, Jr.
And the members of St. Paul’s A.M.E. Church

Deborah and Claude McFarlane
   Posted Thu June 06, 2019
Dear Family,

Words truly can not express our emotions for you in this time of sorrow. Know that our thoughts are with you even though we are unable to physically be present. We do rejoice that “Bob and Dee” are now home together again. We will always remember the times spent together on that hillside....a home filled with love, joy and warmth.

Deborah and Claude

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