On Feb. 26, 2018, Leroy Washington left this earthly home to be with the Lord.

He was born on Oct. 24, 1941, in Sumter, to the late Ella Webb Washington and Darius Washington. Leroy attended Congruity School and Church. In 1958, he moved to Baltimore and began working as a brick mason for 40 years. In Baltimore, he attended Faith Temple Church, until he returned to Sumter and reunited with the Congruity Presbyterian Church family. In 1996, he married the love of his life, Yvonne Dutton. They were married for 22 years. Leroy was the devoted father of eight children.

Leroy leaves to mourn his passing: his wife, Yvonne Washington; his children, Wanda, Aundrey, Rodney, Kevin (Twanada), Lisa, Tray, Tiffany Washington and Dousel Gold (Rosa); 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Washington; one aunt, Dareatha Anderson; a special little friend, Elly boo; and a host of nieces, nephews and favorite cousins.

Public viewing will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. today at Job's Mortuary.

Mr. Washington will be placed in the church at 11 a.m. on Saturday for viewing until the hour of service.

Funeral services will be held at noon on Saturday at Congruity Presbyterian Church, 3750 Congruity Road, Gable, SC 29051 with the Rev. Alonzo Washington officiating. Interment will follow at Congruity Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the home, 60 Albert Spears Drive, Sumter, SC 29150.

Job's Mortuary Inc., 312 S. Main St., Sumter, is in charge of arrangements.

Online memorials may be sent to the family at jobsmortuary@sc.rr.com or visit us on the web at www.jobsmortuary.net.