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Richard Washington
Aug 20, 1966 to Dec 23, 2018


Richard Washington, 52, transitioned into eternity on Sunday, December 23, 2018 at Palmetto Health Toumey Hospital, Sumter. Born August 20, 1966, in Sumter County, Richard was educated in the Sumter School District, however, he realized that his passion was in making repairs and taking on projects with his hands, that’s how he became known for being the “Jack of all Trades”, so he ended his secondary education to join the workforce. Richard championed a long 23 year career with Florence Concrete in Sumter as a load operator, concrete driver and boiler watcher. He also shared some years of employment with the City of Sumter. Richard had a power packed personality. He was known for his smile and his infectious laughter. He had an affinity for motorcycles and high speed vehicles. With his love for music, outdoor grilling, speedy cars and motorcycles, it was destiny that led Richard to join the Thunderguard Motorcycle Club. Richard’s ministry was in helping those who could not help themselves. He leaves to cherish his memories: four children, Syleeta Nicole Washington (Nicholas) of Sumter, Richard Lee Boone of Rock Hill, Forrest Dominic Washington and Nialah Washington of Sumter, also reared in the home and viewed as a son, Tyrone Williams; his mother, Mattie Washington Boone; his fiancé, Sandra Thomas; four grandchildren; seven siblings, George Washington (Martha), Mary Lynn Eddy (Tony), Booker T. Washington III (Jeannie) of New Castle, DEL, Rickey Govan of New York, Ernestine Govan, Roberta Govan and Roleasha Wilson of Columbia; a host of cousins, other relatives and friends. The family is receiving relatives and friends at the home, 24 Logan Street, Sumter. Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 29, 2018, 11 a. m. from the Union Station A. M. E. Church, 945 South Main Street, Sumter, with the Rev. Donna Jackson, pastor of Pine Hill A. M. E. Church, officiating, eulogist. The Remains will be placed in the church at 10 a. m. The funeral procession will leave the home at 10:30 a. m. Burial will be in the Bradford Cemetery, Sumter.
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