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Donald Ray Washington

Sept. 6, 1958 – Oct. 19, 2012

Let not your heart be troubled; ye believe in God, also believe in me.

NATCHEZ — Services for Donald Ray Washington, 54, of Natchez, who died Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul Baptist Church with the Rev. James Beverly officiating.

Burial will follow at the church cemetery under the direction of Robert D. Mackel and Sons Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday at the church.

Mr. Washington was born Sept. 6, 1958, in Natchez, the son of Dan Washington Sr. and Sue Willie Washington. He attended South Natchez High School.

Donald accepted Christ in 1968 and was baptized by the late Rev. T.H. Howard and joined the St. Paul Baptist Church family in Washington. He worked for B&B Painting and a number of other individuals.

Donald was truly a sportsman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and just about any outdoor sport activity. As with most sportsmen, he really stretched the truth on what he saw, what got away, how big it was or what he missed.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Darry J. Washington; maternal grandparents, Charlie and Josephine Hamilton; and paternal grandparents, Eddie and Estell Washington.

Survivors include his parents; three daughters, LaToya Washington and husband, Torus, of Atlanta, Kim Hill of Natchez and Don-Cha McGee of Bakersfield, Calif.; 14 grandchildren; Jaden and Thalier Washington of Atlanta, Elijah Hill, Emanuel Hill, Jeremiha Hill, Kalob Hill, Gabriell Hill, all of Natchez, Jasmine Poulan, Dayveonta McGee, Venobia Robinson, Matthew Delouth, Anaiah Delouth, Von-Cha Delouth and Archie Weir III, all Bakersfield; one sister, Ceola Washington of Natchez; four brothers, Eddie Washington and wife, Alica, of Denver, Colo., Dan Washington Jr. and wife, Cynthia, Larry J. Washington, Steve Washington, all of Natchez and Charles Washington of Stafford, Va.; and a number of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.