The trumpet sounded for another Angel. On Tuesday, August 17, 2021, Lawrence Oliver Washington, Jr., 54, of Bethlehem, Georgia, formerly of Henderson, Kentucky, went home to be with God.
Lawrence was born November 27, 1966, in Henderson, Kentucky, to Lawrence O. Washington, Sr., and Helen Harshaw Washington. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Henderson, Kentucky, where he was baptized by the Reverend Harry Walker and where he worked faithfully under the leadership of the Reverend Adrian Brooks for many years prior to relocating to Louisville, Kentucky.
Lawrence was a 1985 graduate of Henderson County Senior High School, where he played basketball and football and ran track. He received his Barber and Cosmetology License from Roy’s of Louisville Beauty Academy in Louisville, Kentucky. Lawrence was also an entrepreneur. He was the co-owner of L & H Coin Laundry in both Henderson, Kentucky, and Lexington, Kentucky, and had a thriving landscaping design and consulting business. He had a passion for creating beautiful ponds, water gardens, fire pits, patios, and walkways. Lawrence was a Team Leader at PepsiCo Frito-Lay in Lawrenceville, Georgia, where he had worked for the last 25 years. He enjoyed traveling and fishing but most of all spending time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence O. Washington, Sr.; his brother, Urey Lee Washington; his sister, Helena Washington; his maternal grandmother, Ola Mae Thomas; his maternal grandfather, Bennie Harshaw, Sr.; and his paternal grandmother, Fannie Washington.
Survivors include his daughter, Amari Washington Fellows (Devin) of Nabb, Indiana; his mother, Helen Washington of Bethlehem, Georgia; three sisters, Shelia Crumbie (Tyron), Denise Washington, and April Washington, all of Lexington, Kentucky; his fiancée, DiAnna Noland of Bethlehem, Georgia; two grandchildren, Gauge and Lennox Fellows; two nieces, Ashley Beatty (Dustin) and MaryHelen Mulvey; two nephews, Lavin Carter and Ahmad (Ajay) Wearren, Jr.; and a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, August 27, 2021, at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home. Pastor Elijah Collins, Jr., of New Jerusalem Baptist Church in Snellville, Georgia, will officiate. Burial will be in Fernwood Cemetery.
A walkthrough visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time Friday, August 27, 2021, at the funeral home.
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