Kenneth L. Washington
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Kenneth L. Washington

Rochester Hills - Kenneth Lee Washington. Born December 19, 1949 in Washington D.C. Passed away on April 9, 2021, at age 71 in Rochester Hills, MI. He retired as Regional Manager of General Motors Minority Dealer Development in 2009. He loved basketball and was a member of the Masters Basketball Association as they traveled to Chicago, Buffalo, Florida, Utah, and Toronto. Ken was also an avid golfer. Ken graduated from Eastern High School in Washington, D.C. He was an Alumnus of Hampton University in Virginia and earned an MBA from Southern Illinois University. Ken served as president of the Washington-Bannister-Brock Family Reunion. Spending time with his family and friends was dear to his heart. He was the loving husband of Edna Maria Washington, dear father of Kenneth (K.J.) Washington, Jr., as well as Michelle (Lenox) McKenzie, Meghan (James) Desy, and the late Markis Washington. Cherished grandfather of Lennox III "Lee" and Matthew McKenzie. Brothers: Darrie, Norman and Albert. Preceded in death by his father Lee Washington and mother Frances (Thomasson) Washington. Survived by aunts, cousins, family, and friends. Visitation is Sunday, April 18th from 3:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Potere-Modetz Funeral Home, 339 Walnut Blvd., Rochester, MI 48307, 248.651.8137. Private interment will be held on Monday, April 19th at 2:00 p.m. at Mount Avon Cemetery, 400 6th St., Rochester, MI. Please share memories and leave condolences on Ken's online guestbook at www.modetzfuneralhomes.com.






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Published in The Detroit News & Detroit Free Press from Apr. 13 to Apr. 15, 2021.
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April 20, 2021
Kenny was good friend and classmate from Eastern High School in Washington D.C. My deepest sympathy goes out to his family. He loved basketball and swimming.
Leonard Hudson
Friend
April 19, 2021
Kenny, was on the swim team with me at Hampton Institute and during that period of our lives we shared some fond memories. During swim season (October - March) we practiced every day and enjoyed a fantastic bond as members of our own swim team brotherhood. He was a strong swimmer that won many races in various strokes. Kenny liked the trips to other colleges for competitions. He especially enjoyed locking arms and singing our Alma Mater at the opponent's pool, after we had a fantastic swim meet win. May Kenny Rest in Peace with his Bright Smile and Warm Spirit! Your teammate "G W" Whiting
Gregory W Whiting
Friend
April 18, 2021
My deepest sympathy goes out Kenny's family. We grew up together in Washington, D.C. We were classmates at Eastern High School in Washington D.C. also He was true friend a great person.
Leonard(Bo)Hudson
Classmate
April 18, 2021
World- wind Swim Club
Kenny and Jerome in front row.
Jerome Brocks
Friend
April 17, 2021
Jerome Brocks
Friend
April 17, 2021
Kenny diving.
Jerome Brocks
Friend
April 17, 2021
Kenny and Jerome at Rosedale Swimming Pool.
Jerome Brocks
Friend
April 17, 2021
Kenny Washington, Charles Frazier, and Jerome Brocks, ages 12 and 13 I think. Rosedale swimming pool in Washington, DC.
Jerome Brocks
Friend
April 17, 2021
To the family my deepest sympathy, you've lost a husband father and brother and I've lost a great brother and best friend and we will miss him greatly. But the memories will last for ever in my heart. GOD BLESS YOU.
Kenneth Irby
Friend
April 15, 2021
My name is Jerome Brocks, native Washingtonian, 71 years old. Kenny and I were childhood friends. It was Kenny Washington, Charles Frazier, and Jerome Brocks. We were children swimming in the neighborhood swimming pool, Rosedale swimming pool 18th and E St., Northeast Washington DC. We swam at the pool every summer and looked forward to participating in the end-of-the-year program titled a water show. I am so sorry and sad to hear that Kenny is gone now. Our friend Charles Frazier is also gone now. I did not know that Kenny left Washington after college and moved to another state. I would love to talk to his wife and children and show them pictures of Kenny, Charles and I when we were 13 years old. My phone number is 301-885-1020. God bless the Washington family.
Jerome Brocks
Friend
April 15, 2021
Kenny was my classmate at Hampton University. I remember his prowess at swimming and as an all around good guy. Condolences to his family. Rest In Peace Kenny
Jackie Rogers
Classmate
April 15, 2021
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April 14, 2021
Really a nice man. Always a gentleman and a dedicated worker.
marcia mcGee
Coworker
April 14, 2021
My condolences to the Ken Washington family. Ken was a wonderful coworker and help to many. Patricia Roberts
Patricia Roberts
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