Bruce William Washington

Published 3:39 pm Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Bruce William Washington

August 5, 2019


Bruce William Washington, 62, of Bainbridge, Ga., was born in Bainbridge on June 28, 1957, to Alena Howard Sutton and Lonnie Washington. He passed away on August 5, 2019.

Bruce Attended Decatur County Schools and graduated from Bainbridge High School in 1975. As a teenager he worked at a local restaurant as a cook and also at Copeland Furniture Company. He attended Fort Valley State University. After deciding college wasn’t for him, he became employed by ITT United Plastic Division, then with Amoco Fabric and Fiber. He was later employed by Eddie Brinson Concrete Finishing Construction, Inc.

A Homegoing Service for Mr. Washington was held on Friday, August 9, 2019, at St. Paul M.B. Church, with Pastor John Wooden officiating. Interment followed at Jonas Lobe Cemetery with Ivey Howard, Otha Hunter, Lance Roberts, Andrew Howard, Edward Brinson, Eugene Bryant, Bruce Kelley and Paul Austinson serving as pallbearers.

Bruce was preceded in death by his father, Lonnie (Minnie) Washington; brother, Willie C. Brinson and brothers Lonnie Tyrone Washington, Michael Washington; and a devoted aunt who was like a mother, Brady Mae (William)Washington.

He leaves to cherish his memory, a devoted mother, Alena Howard Sutton; his loving daughter, Tawanna D. Washington (Alex); his granddaughter, Madison E.R. Washington; his brothers: Joseph Allen of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and Eddie (Alesia) Brinson of Bainbridge; his sisters: Gertrude (Charlie) Thompson of Lithonia, Ga. and Sharon Sutton of Macon, Ga.

He also leaves his brother, James (Kathy) Brown of Tampa, Fla.; sisters: Cynthia (Roland) Edward of Seaford, Del. and Delores (Dee) Washington of Tampa, Fla.; Cousins who were raised as siblings: Otha (Connie) Hunter, Charlie (Angelia) Howard, Brenda Cooper, Gwendlyn Washington, Geneva (Jamica) Bryant; a loving and devoted aunt Ethel (Mamie) Howard; a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and a special daughter-like love for Nikki Carter.

Bruton Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.