Gerald Keith Washington was born on July 6, 1970 in Queens, New York as the only son to Kenneth and Anita Washington. Gerald was raised in the Queensbridge Houses in Long Island City, Queens, New York along with his older sister, Sherita Washington. Gerald married his long time love, Gina Marie Still on August 21, 1999 but began their courtship in late 1993. They started their family in New York City but later raised their three sons: Gerald Jr., Justin, and Jaylen in Loganville, Gwinnett, Georgia. Affectionately known as Jay Jay, Jay Budda, or just Budda to many that knew him with an unmistakable laugh, Gerald was an unwavering fan of the New York Knicks basketball team. His favorite basketball player was Bernard Taylor. He was an avid sports fan following all of the updates in basketball and football. Gerald was employed with Gwinnett Medical Center for 14 years until taking disability in 2015. Gerald also loved vacationing at the beach and intended to travel more internationally. After a long illness, Gerald quietly transitioned to Eternal Life surrounded by his loving family and friends on November 12, 2017 in Snellville, Gwinnett, Georgia. To cherish his memories, Gerald is survived by his wife: Gina Marie Still-Washington; three sons: Gerald K. Washington Jr., Justin E. Washington, and Jaylen A. Washington; his parents: Kenneth & Anita Washington; one sister: Sherita Washington; mother-in-law: Charlotte Drinkard; sisters-in-law: Lisa (Michael) Wilson and Deidre (David) Willingham; brother-in-law: Dario Still; and best friends that he considered brothers: Anthony Clarke (cousin), Elliot Banks, Richard Moultrie, Reginald Rhodes, and Timothy Ballard. Gerald was loved by a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and so many friends from childhood to adulthood. Dearly missed by all who knew and loved him, a private viewing will take place on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 5-7 p.m. and a memorial service on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 6 p.m. All ceremonies will be held at Wages & Sons Funeral Homes and Crematories located at 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, Georgia. In lieu of flowers, donation can be made in memory of Gerald Keith Washington to Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation 1755 N Brown Rd #100 Lawrenceville, GA 30043

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  1. It’s hard when losing a loved one but John 5:25 helps us to appreciate that soon we will be reunited with our loved ones again my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

  2. Gina & Family,

    My deepest sympathy for your loss. Praying your strength as you go through. RIP Cousin-in-Law Gerald Keith Washington.

  3. To one of my brother’s best friends from childhood who I only knew as Buddha never knowing his real name and I becoming good friends with his sister Sherita later in my adult life. I got the opportunity to bond with his mom and dad several years ago at their home. We had a great time sharing memories playing cards and laughing. His mom told me she adored my brother Tjader. I was sadden at first when I seen the post on Facebook. I had just ask Sherita how buddah was doing. But now I know he is at peace once I spoke to Sherita. All I could do was remember all of the times Buddha shared with my brothers and all of the rest of the 40 busters. He will truly be missed. Praying going out to his wife, children, mom, dad, my girl Sherita and his entire family.

  4. My thoughts and prayers are with you Gina and family. My heart is very heavy. You are and angle and you will be missed. (RIP Gerald ) no more suffering.

  5. To Gina Marie and Family, I send you my heartfelt condolences on the loss of Gerald aka Budda. May God give you and your boys comfort during your difficult time. There are no words that will make it “better”, though I hope the caring words of others will fill you with a tiny bit of joy. With love I send this to you. You are in my prayers.

  6. I extend my deepest sympathies to you and your family. May the soul of your husband/father be at peace with our Heavenly Father.

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