General William Washington, Sr. departed this life on Tuesday, February 16, 2010, at High Point Regional Hospital at the age of 78. "Jimmy" and "Uncle Jimmy" as family and friends knew him was born in High Point, NC on November 5, 1931, a son of the late Claude Washington, Sr., and Inez James Washington.
Jimmy was an active member of New Bethel Baptist Church, where he served on the Trustee Board, Men's Chorus, Young Adult Choir, Men's Christian Fellowship and the Sunday School Department until his health declined. He was married ti the former Rebecca Strickland and from this union four children were born. In addition to his parents, four sisters, Queen Moore, Alma Chandler, Bannie Washington and Mary Stricklan; two brothers, Fred Washington and Claude Washington, Jr, preceded him in death.
Surviving to cherish precious memories include his loving and devoted wife of 53 years, Rebecca S. Washington of the home; daughter, Pamela (Rod Davis) Washington of Charlotte, NC; three sons, general (Geneva) Washington, Jr of Matthews, NC, Reginald Washington and Ligon (LaDonna) Washington all of High Point, NC; nine grandchildren, one great-grandson; sister, Lucille Anderson of High Point, NC and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.