Mar 6, 2014 1:53 PM by MELISSA CANONE

Funeral arrangements for Pastor Donald R. Washington

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Good Hope Baptist Church for Pastor Donald R. Washington, 58, who died February 28, 2014 at Lafayette General Medical Center. Services will be conducted by Dr. Ricky E. Carter. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Friday, March 7, 2014, at St. James Baptist Church, where he was a pastor since 1990, from 12:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a Wake Service to begin at 6:30 p.m. Visitation will continue Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Good Hope Baptist Church from 7:00 a.m. until time of service.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Mary G. Washington; two daughters, Mauricha Washington-Smith of Killeen, Texas and Daquicha R. Washington of Lafayette; four grandchildren, Logan Dae Smith and Taylor D'Nae Smith, Caleb Donte' Washington and Destiny MyAngel Washington; one great grandson, Kameron Ray Rucker; his mother, Ms. Lizzie Jones-Washington; five brothers, Freddie (Glenda) Washington, Charles (Linda) Washington, Roosevelt Washington, Bobby Washington and Thurston Washington; two sisters, Delores (Eddie) Allen and Patsy (Irvin) Ward; one brothe-in-law, Lee Glands, Jr.; three sisters-in-law, Bonnie Washington, Irma Glands and Sandra Glands; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, friends and members of St. James Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his father, Freddie Washington, Sr.; his father-in-law, Lee Glands, Sr.; mother-in-law, Lillie S. Glands; sister-in-law, Marilyn G. Williams; brother-in-law, Leonard Glands.

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