Samuel L. Washington Sr.

Published 12:01 am Friday, September 4, 2015

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May 20, 1933 – Aug. 27, 2015

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NATCHEZ — Services for coach Samuel L. Washington Sr., 82, of Natchez, who died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2015, at his residence, will be 1 p.m. Saturday at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Dwight Greene officiating.

Burial will be 10 a.m. Monday at the Natchez National Cemetery under the direction of Concordia Funeral Home in Ferriday.

Visitation will be 5:30 p.m. today at Fourth Street Church of Christ in Natchez.

Mr. Washington was born May 20, 1933, in Hattiesburg, the son of James and Myrtis Andrews Washington.

He was a retired teacher, coach and referee. He was also a member of Fourth Street Church of Christ.

Mr. Washington was also a U.S. Army veteran.

Other interests include having served on the leadership committee at Fourth Street Church, a graduate of Alcorn A&M College, did further studies at Mississippi State, taught, coached and refereed football, basketball, baseball and softball in the Jefferson County School District, received Coach of the Year Award 26 times and coached an all-star team.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, James Washington; one sister, Dorothy Jackson; and three grandchildren, Randy Foster Jr., Dwight Washington and Jimese Calip.

Survivors include his wife, Gladys Powers Washington; four sons, Sa’Mel Washington of Natchez, Tredell Washington and wife, Lorraine, Cedric Washington and wife, Felicia, and Samuel Washington Jr. and wife, Jasmine, all of Dallas; six daughters, Sharina Washington of Natchez, Ashley Dixon and husband, Marshall, of Wichita, Kan., Cynthia Calip, Jayceline Reed and husband, Casey, Hattie Anderson and husband, Lamar, and Mickie Scott and husband, Rickey, all of Dallas; three sisters, Myrtis Harris of Clarksdale, Lelia Washington and Delilah Farve, both of California; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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