Rochester: Jamaar was born on Monday, June 9, 1980 in Rochester, NY. Jamaar received Jesus as his Savior at an early age at The Greater Adams Street Church of God by Faith under Dr. & Mrs. David C. Rourk. Throughout Jamaar's life he went through many transitions, but he always remembered the God and faith of his youth. In 2007, he became a member of Victorious Living Christian Life Center under the leadership of Deacon Michael & Pastor Barbara JP Thomas (Mom).
Jamaar loved sports. He played football several years for the Southwest Colts, this is where he received his nickname "Pee-wee", a name that was shortened to "P" as he became an adult. As a member of the Colts his small size, big heart, and determination was the beginning of Jamaar winning numerous athletic awards. Jamaar also proudly wore the #5 as a member of the Wilson Magnet High School Wildcats. In 1994 he was awarded the "Most Valuable Athlete of the Year Award". Jamaar volunteered faithfully at The Rochester Family Mission and eventually became an employee for the Mission's environmental services.
He was pre-deceased by his brother Michael Anthony Washington II, uncle Steve Washington, grandfather Willie Mack and his great-grandparents Eleanor Singleton and Ceola (Mattie) Washington.
Jamaar leaves to treasure his memory and legacy of love … His Fiancé: Monique Hopson; seven children: Amari Washington, Travis Rutley, Ian Florence, Jamaar Washington Jr., Jamaya Washington, JaNyla Washington and Azmhire Rollins; father: Michael (Sherri) Washington I; mother: Pastor Barbara JP (Michael) Thomas; two brothers: Warren (Sara) Meeks Jr., Sherod Salmon; four sisters: Shana Washington, Michelle Washington, Chanelle Washington, and Alexis Thomas; five nephews: Johnathan, Jaydon, Jasiri, Sean and Jahmeir; four nieces: Sari, Aunyx, Meya, Mi'Kayla; grandparents: Mortess Washington, Alfred (Gladys) Pitts, David (Dorothy) Singleton and Dorothy Ellis; and a host of other family and special friends. Jamaar was called home by his Savior, Our Lord Jesus Christ on November 27, 2012.
Calling Hours: Saturday, December 8, 2012, 9:30am
Home Going Service: December 8, 2012, 11:00am. Both calling hours and home going service will be held at The Greater Adams Street Church of God by Faith, 230 Adams Street, Rochester, NY 14608. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made "In honor of Jamaar Washington" to the Rochester Family Mission, Youth Department, 388 Tremont Street, Rochester, NY 14608. Reference: Regency Funeral Chapel.
Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on Dec. 6, 2012