Loyide "Peanut" Washington

December 7, 2023
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Loyide "Peanut" Washington Obituary


Loyide Lorenzo Washington, affectionately referred to as “Peanut”, enjoyed life to the fullest. He entered into eternal rest on December 7, 2023, at the age of 75.

Peanut was born on July 21, 1948, to the late Robert Lee Washington Sr. and Louella Washington in Emporia, VA.  He joined the US Army February 29, 1968, where he took pride in bravely fighting for his country in the Vietnam War. After his tenure in the Army, Peanut studied and became a master mechanic.  For 10+ years he was employed by JCPenney Auto Shop. Firestone was where he continued to enjoy his passion in working on automobiles, once JCPenney closed their automotive shop for good. Peanut possessed a great deal of confidence in the work that he performed on vehicles. Many called on him to help with their vehicle issues and questions. 

Peanut was a man who loved and cared for family. He was the son, brother, uncle and cousin that was at every function no matter where it was located.  Many can attest to always seeing him smile and in good spirits. Peanut loved traveling, fishing, crabbing and most of all cooking. In October 1968, he married Jacquelyn Washington and their union produced two daughters, Stephanie & Erica. Years after their separation, Peanut met Sabrina Harris and their union allowed them to introduce two daughters to the world, Kanesha & Shavonn. Peanut was a great listener and a truly knowledgeable man.  He thoroughly enjoyed a good laugh.  His love for family and friends is what made all the difference in him leaving a lasting mark on the hearts those who met him.  

Peanut is now reunited with his beloved parents, Robert Lee Washington Sr. and Louella Washington; brother, Robert Lee Washington Jr.; sister, Clementine Trotter; brother, Michael Washington; brother, Tony Washington; sister-in-law, Abby Washington; brother-in-law, Allen Cuffee Sr; and granddaughter, Kennedi Lee Davis, who preceded him in death.

Loved ones he leaves to cherish his memories are his wife Jacquelyn Washington; four daughters, Stephanie Woods (Tommy Woods), Erica Jenkins, Kanesha Washington, and Shavonn Bland (Oran Bland); godson, Micoley Langley; nine grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; his  siblings, Wesley J. Washington (the late Abby Washington), Anner Sue Mayfield (Donnell Mayfield), Gay Garris, Angeline Cuffee (the late Allen Cuffee Sr.), Jeremiah Washington (Serena Washington), Christopher Washington, Gilda Washington, Abie Washington; brother-in-law Tyrone Trotter (the late Clementine Trotter); two aunts, Omelia Fenner and Shirley Street; one uncle, Herman Jenkins. He also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. May his memory live on in our hearts as we continue to celebrate the life of a man who lived, laughed, and loved each day with a smile.

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December 17, 2023

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Keith Matthews Funeral Home
5665 E. Virginia Beach Blvd.
Norfolk, VA 23502

Funeral Service
December 18, 2023

11:00 AM
New Calvary Baptist Church
800 E. Virginia Beach Blvd.
Norfolk, Virginia 23504


Albert G. Horton Veterans Cemetery
5310 Milners Rd.
Suffolk, VA 23434


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