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,; daughter, Lisa 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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