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Joseph Dennis Washington, age 59, passed away on August 27, 2020 at 3:25 AM in Lawrenceville, GA.
Joseph was born on August 11, 1961, in Chicago, IL to Naomi Ruth Boone Patten.
Joseph attended Olive-Harvey College in Chicago, IL for a short time and later enrolled at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, IL, where he double majored and received bachelor’s degrees in Finance and Public Administration. He completed his master’s degree course work in business administration at St. Xavier University in Chicago, IL and also served as a member of the U.S. Army Reserve.
Joseph’s 30-plus year career within the banking, financial services and technology industries included varying roles with major Fortune 500 companies, such as General Motors, Chase Bank, American Express, GE, Deloitte and numerous others.
Joseph was preceded in death by his mother, Naomi. He leaves to cherish precious memories, his wife of 15 years, Karen Buckley Washington; two sons, Kory Marshall (Charneia) and James Washington both of Georgia, one daughter, Destiny Chandler of Texas; four sisters, Karen Willis, Clarise Flowers (Joseph) and Sherice Engram (James) of Illinois and Diane Washington of Indiana; two brothers, Donald Washington (Pam) and Frank Patten (Kristin) of Illinois; one newly discovered brother, Sean Williams (Christina) of Nevada; and a host of aunts, uncles, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, godchildren and friends.
A celebration of Joseph’s life will be held from 1:00-3:00 PM. on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at Tim Stewart Funeral Home Lawrenceville Chapel, 300 Simonton Road, SW, Lawrenceville, GA 30046.