Funeral Service for Mr. L.C. "Boo-Main" Washington, of Oil City, Louisiana, will be held Saturday, August 11, 2018, at 11:00 am in the Chapel of Washington's & Smith's Paradise Funeral Home. Rev. Monroe Robinson officiating. Interment will follow in the Lake Zion Cemetery, Belcher, Louisiana. Open Visitation will be held Friday, August 10, 2018, from 11 am - 4pm, in the Chapel of Washington's & Smith's Paradise Funeral Home.
L.C. Washington, “Boo –Main” he was called, was born October 19, 1940, to the parents of General “Chippie” Washington, Sr. and Essie Gayle-Washington of Oil City, Louisiana. He united with the St. Joseph Baptist Church, Oil City, Louisiana, at an early age. He graduated from Herndon High School and later attended Grambling State University. L.C. was a worker and partner of Washington Brothers’ Groceries with his brother, Booker T. Washington, Sr.
L.C. was preceded in death by his parents: General Washington, Sr. and Essie Gayle-Washington; daughter: Charlene Spears, and all of his siblings: Gracie B. Washington, Annie B. Washington-Howard, Willie Mae “Priss” Washington-Smith, Adlena Washington-Ashley, Jim Joseph “Pee Wee” Washington, John L. Washington, Sr., Lee Jewel Washington, General “Boot” Washington, Jr., Matthew Washington, Leroy Washington, Sr., and Booker T. Washington, Sr.
He leaves to cherish his memories, two daughters: Gayle (Mark Nettles) Handy of Mansfield, Texas and Lawanda Godfrey of Shreveport, Louisiana; one sister-in-law: Syeludia Blankenship-Washington; one brother-in-law: Deacon Eugene Smith, and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
He truly loved his mother, Essie Gayle-Washington, and was her personal chauffeur when she needed to go somewhere. L.C. will be missed by all, especially quoting his scriptures and singing songs to anyone that came to visit. He was a loving and kind person that would give you his last. He will forever be known for how sharp he dressed and his laughter with the phrase, “Ain’t I’m Tough.”