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In Remembrance
Anthony "Coach Wash" Washington
Fields Johnson Family Mortuary

Anthony "Coach Wash" WashingtonAnthony "Coach Wash" Washington 52, fought a courageous battle, and was called home by our Heavenly Father on Wednesday, October 20, 2010. 

Anthony was born in Galveston, TX to James , Sr. and  Johnnie Mae Howard Washington.  He was a member of Shiloh A.M.E. Church.  Anthony graduated from Ball High School, with the "class of 1976".  Anthony was well known as a coach and mentor for GISD for 33 years, he also worked for Galveston Recreation Center, until his retirement in September 2010.   He loved coaching a variety of sports, especially football, teaching students to swim, refereeing basketball games, attending High School football games, and watching College and NFL football games.  Coach Wash had a smile that would light up a room.  He will continue to be loved and missed by many.

Anthony was preceded in death by his mother, Rev. Johnnie Mae Washington; brother, Arthur Washington; and granddaughter Alre'ona Hart.  He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Joy Washington; father, James Washington, Sr.; sons, Rodrick Matthews, Anthony Washington II, Tyreese Washington; daughters, Sharonda Williams, Tracy Nelson, Sharrise Cotton (TJ), Latrice Walker, April Johnson; brothers, James , Jr., and  Albert Washington; sisters, Brenda (Henry) Washington, Sheila (Calvin) Watkins, and Marilyn Felix; seven grandchildren; one great grandchild; special friends, Shelia Smith-Brown, Yvette Rittenhouse, Lawrence Thomas, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

The family will be receiving friends on Friday, October 29, 2010, from 6-8PM at Jerusalem Baptist Church.  A service celebrating the life of Anthony will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 30, 2010, also at the Jerusalem church, Rev.  A.S. Johnson, Pastor; Rev. E. R. Johnson, officiating, and Rev. K. W. Tillmon, Eulogist.  Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery in Galveston.   

The family would like to extend a special thank you to GISD and the Galveston Community, Dr. M. Wills of UTMB and the Oncology Clinical Staff, and UTMB TDJC. 

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