Sanuel Lee Washington, aka "Peaches," was born on April 12, 1943 to Junius Elroy and Lela Reese Washington. He was the eighth and youngest child. He is preceded in death by his parents, four brothers; Elmo Thomas, Junius Elroy, Jr., William Earnest, Ollie Eugene, and one granddaughter, La Monica Penn.
Samuel attended the following schools in San Antonio: Booker T. Washington Elementary, Douglass Junior High, Phyllis Wheatley High, and graduated from St. Peter Claver Academy. He attended St. Philips College where he received a hospital orderly certificate.
Samuel professed his love for Jesus Christ at the age of twelve, and was baptized by the late Rev. J. L . Taylor, pastor of Union Baptist Church. He loved the church and at Canaan he was faithful in Sunday School in the Men's Bible Class, the Sanctuary Choir and Men's Chorus. He was consistent with his weekly tithes and offerings until the Lord called him home.
Samuel was married to Brenda Rogers, and to this union two children were born, Samuel Lee Washington, Jr. and Alicia Washington. Later in life he united with Rita Ward. Three children were a blessing to this union; Christopher, LaTricia and La Wanda. Rita preceded him in death.
Samuel was an avid sports fan. He enjoyed the Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Los Angeles Dodges and the San Antonio Spurs. He had a fantastic memory. He loved to tell jokes (just like his father.) Some of his favorites as he got older were: "When you get old, your mind breaks like pie crust;" "Don't fatten frogs for snakes;"... and "Don't worry about the mule going blind, just sit tight and hold that line." His favorite Bible scripture—Psalm 23; favorite song—"Heaven is My Goal."
Samuel leaves to cherish his memory: Five children—Samuel Jr. (Rebecca), Alicia, Christopher (Clarissa), LaTricia Plummer- Abram (Carlos), and LaWanda Duliepre (Carlos); 19 grandchildren and 2 great grandsons; one brother—Alvin Washington (Sandra); two sisters— Leola W. Wilkins and Alice E. Williams; one sister-in-law—Johnnie E. Washington; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and his Canaan family and friends.
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