George Thomas Washington passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at home surrounded by family.
George was born March 6, 1947 in Boyle, MS. to George M. and Sarah (Jones) Washington. He moved to the coast from Yazoo City as a young boy. He was a 1966 Graduate of Moss Point High School. In the eighth grade a young lady caught his eye, Virginia Hudson and this relationship was one that would last. They were married on July 9, 1966. Together they would raise four children, Lisa, Tammy, Michael and Peggy.
George had many jobs throughout his life. He started working as the age of 15, delivering newspapers in his yellow convertible throughout Moss Point. He worked through high school at a full-service gas station in Pascagoula and as a school bus driver for the Moss Point School System. After High school he worked for: The International Paper Co, worked in Construction, a door to door milk man for Barber Milk Co. in Mobile, Al, A delivery driver for Colonial Bread Co. in Biloxi, MS, Southland Oil in Yazoo City, MS, The Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, MS, Mississippi Chemical in Pascagoula, MS, and also farmed soybean and peas. He dedicated 26 years of service to Chevron Refinery (Pascagoula, MS) working in maintenance and planning. He retired in December of 2007.
George was a member of the First Baptist Church Vancleave in Vancleave, MS. He was ordained as a deacon while attending Wade Baptist Church in Wade, MS. He also formally served as the RA director for the Jackson County Baptist Association.
George was a family man who enjoyed and loved his children, and then came the grandchildren. These grands stole a place in his heart he didn’t know he had. George enjoyed hunting, fishing, farming, excavating, and mechanics. In the past few years after he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, he continued to enjoy these hobbies, and spending time with his grandkids every chance he got. He especially loved spending time at the ballpark watching his grandson, Easton, play baseball.
He is preceded in death by his parents; and is survived by his wife of 54 years, Virginia Rose Hudson Washington of Vancleave, MS; children, Lisa Comeaux (Eric) of Vancleave; Tammy Posey (Hugh) of Nashville, TN, Michael T. Washington (Modesta) and Peggy Pylate (Chad) all of Vancleave; siblings, Lucille Milner (Herman) of Yazoo City, MS, Shirley Ford of Indiana, Betty Brinkman, Carol Henderson, (Kenneth) and Marvin Washington all of Grand Bay, AL. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren, Alis Comeaux, Justin Comeaux, Devin Posey (Stevie), Deston Posey, Drake Posey, Blaine Carroll, Levi Washington, Jase Washington, Jadyn Pylate and Easton Pylate; 4 great -grandchildren, Aidan, Carolyn, Willow and Summer.
The family would like to send a special thanks to Robert & Eileene Breland and David Lee Mohr for your love, support and friendship to George throughout his illness. We would also like to express our appreciation to Hospice of Light for their attentive care during his final days.
Visitation will be held Sunday March 15th at First Baptist Church of Vancleave from 6-8 pm. Funeral Service will be at First Baptist Church of Vancleave, Monday, March 16th at 11:00am with visitation one hour prior to service. Bro. Donnie Guy and Bro Brent Parker will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Shiloh Cemetery in Vancleave. Serving as pallbearers will be Tim Noble, Darrell Roberts, Larry Hammonds, Winston Lee, Kenneth E. Henderson Jr, and Chad Pylate. Robert Breland and David Lee Mohr will serve as honorary pallbearers. Condolences may be expressed online at www.obryantokeefe.com
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