Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.
Gregory Earl Washington, son of the late Eddie Washington and Zulla Mae (Taylor) Washington was born in Buffalo, New York on Thursday, April 2, 1964.
Gregory attended Buffalo Public School, St. Ann's Catholic School, Seneca Vocational High School, Alfred State University, Buffalo State University and Trade School through the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. It was there where he found his passion. Gregory was an active Electrical Wireman Journeymen for over thirty combined years through local 41 in Buffalo, New York and upon relocating to Huntersville, North Carolina in 2009. He became a part of local 379 in Charlotte, North Carolina until he answered the call on January 24th, 2022, to receive his set of well - deserved Heavenly Wings.
Gregory was an avid reader and loved art, travel, playing basketball and shooting pool. In his teens and early twenties is when he did most of his draw ings . To date, as told, the mural he created on the walls of St . Ann's Catholic School, yet remain with author "unknown," because that was Gregory's handle. As an immediate response, Gregory was quick to voice "the importance or focus is not about who did what, just do it and get it done!" (With a stretched out REALLY). Going on to say Gregory was a true man of God accepting Christ into his life as his personal savior. Gregory always had a focus on being the truest example of what and who God called him to be. Understanding God is Love he tried to demonstrate that daily through his actions and conversations.
Gregory was married to his Best Friend and Partner for Life Serissa Washington or Black Pearl as he referenced her almost daily . They spent Thirty- Six years of togetherness hand in hand. Becoming recognized in matrimony under their faith beliefs, allowed them to share a silver (25) year Anniversary in August 2021 .
Gregory was the father of one child, Shakia Moshinique Washington, his pride and joy, A.K.A his "STAR" as he referenced her from birth up until their last conversation on January 24th, 2022. They referred to each other as "that's my twin."
Gregory was preceded in death by his Father Eddie Washington, his very special uncle Nathan Washington Jr., Grandmother Mattie Lou Taylor ("his heart" is how he referenced her and would always say she taught him how to eat exotic), and Great Grandmother Azular Dill (she taught him not to take no mess).
Gregory leaves to cherish his loving wife Serissa Washington , daughter Shakia Moshinque Washington, Mother Zulla Mae (Taylor) Washington ("Mother Dear'' is how he referenced her), Five Sisters: Joyce Ann Washington, Denise Washington, Eugenia Washington, Mary Wilson and Adria (Kevin) Tate.
In-Laws that he deemed his Brothers and Sisters in Love - Marvin (JoAnn) Gibbs, DD (Tonya) Gibbs, Tossy (Charles) Harris, Mother in Love "Sadie Lady" as he referred and Father in Love Mr. JG Gibbs as he referred.
A Host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins . Three Goddaughters and one Godson and many friends.
A Letter to you dad:
Here we are gathered to honor your life, but you're not here to flash that smile, nod that head and say "wooow" or "really." This is hard to write, but I can hear you saying, "You got it kid!" So dad, I'm going to do my best to have this. The first time we met in the physical realm you asked me "Shakia, why your face look like a star?" Not even realizing you were the galaxy. I'm grateful Dad! Grateful that God chose you, a King, to be my earthly father and teacher through this journey of life. You are so rigid and strong. There is no doubt in my mind that you are one of God's greatest and strongest soldiers. You were my protector and shield from the evils of this world. I appreciate you for that because I found strength in knowing I had you, my dad! The love that you gave mom and I daily never went unnoticed. You made sure we knew. I'm not completely sure how to adjust to this new normal without you here, but I do know if you were around you would tell me, "Oooh child, things are going to get easier." I find comfort in knowing with God that 's possible. I Love You more than all the words in all the books in the whole wide world. To infinity and beyond wild thang, to infinity and beyond.....
P.S. I can hear you now saying you better know it! (And that I do dad.}
P.S.S. That tuxedo ain't even know it could be worn that well. Ya look goodT and you still owe mom that dance......................... Challenge!!!
Your "Star" - Daughter, Shakia Moshinique Washington
A Homegoing Celebration will be held on Tuesday, February 1, 2022, 1:30 P.M., at Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home of Huntersville. The family will receive friends from 12:30 - 1:30 P.M., prior to the service. Interment will follow the service at Beatties Ford Memorial Gardens, 11201 Beatties Ford Road, Huntersville. Family and Friends will fellowship in the Dining Area at Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home immediately following the interment.
The Washington family would like to express gratitude for all the Love received whether it was a phone call, text message, email, card, flower etc. We thank you for loving Gregory and for loving us.