August 23, 1963 - August 2, 2016
Steven Gregory Washington was born August 23, 1963 to the union of Frank Lee Washington and Joan M. Washington. He accepted Christ at a very early age and received his formal education in the St. Louis Public School System where both parents taught. Steven passed on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at Barnes West County Hospital after a lengthy bout with Pancreatic Cancer. Steven was a 1981 graduate of the Southwest High School of St. Louis. He attended the University of Missouri at Rolla, studying Engineering. He was a 25-year employee of the United States Postal Service [USPS] and worked at the downtown St. Louis Facility as a Postal Mail Handler. This is where he met his wife of fifteen years, the former Crystal Maxine Simmons. In July of 2000, at Crystal’s Maternal Grandmother’s Family Reunion at San Diego, California Steven [on bended knees in front of a crowd of nearly 200] proposed to the former Crystal M. Simmons. The couple married on June 17, 2001 with services held at the St. Louis Chase Park Plaza Hotel with their Great Uncle Dr. Richard E. Temple, Sr. presiding. Steven and his wife Crystal have been members of the Grace Church of Maryland Heights, MO since 2001. On May 11, 2010, the couple had their one and only child, Gabrielle Ariana Washington, a first grade student at O’Fallon, MO. Steven had a fascination with cars and enjoyed sports. Steven was an art lover; and an avid collector. He loved his immediate family and extended family and never missed a Family Reunion Event unless there was a dire conflict. He loved people and when he saw a need, he figured out how he could help. Steven was an organizer, a planner and paid strict attention to details in everything he accomplished. Steven’s girls: Mother-Joan, Wife-Crystal, Daughter-Gabrielle, Step-motherMary and Mother-In-Law-Ruby were the center of his universe. Steven was preceded in death by his Maternal grandparents, Wayne Babcock & Dorothy Schwartz Babcock and his Paternal grandparents, Clyde Washington & Althea Washington. Steven is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Crystal M. Washington; his daughter, Gabrielle [O’Fallon, MO]; his father, Frank Lee [Mary] Washington [Creve Coeur, MO]; his mother, Joan M. Washington [O’Fallon, MO]; one brother, Tyrone Washington [Creve Coeur, MO]; sister, Garie [Norman] Holman [Wildwood, MO]; In-Laws, Lacy [Ruby J.] Simmons [Florissant, MO]; grandmother, Mrs. Gertrude Jordan [Knoxville, TN]; uncles and aunts, James Babcock [St. Louis, MO], James E. [Bertha] Belk [Belleville, IL], Clyde [Olivia] Washington [North Carolina], Randall [Carolyn] Simmons [St Johns, MO], Dwight [Evelyn] Simmons [Decatur, IL], Rev. Reginald [Wealthie] Simmons, Sr., [Cahokia, IL], Rev. Dexter Jordan, Rev. Paul Jordan, Rev. James Jordan, Stevie Jordan, Robert Parris, [all of Knoxville], Jean Babcock [Florissant, MO], Bobbie [James] Allen [Knoxville], Maxine Tantype [Godfrey, IL]; Irma Jean Vickers [Katy, TX], Vanessa Ford [St. Louis, MO], Nadine Phillips [East St. Louis, IL]; Pauline [George] Washington [Swansea, IL], Claudine Belk-Hollingsworth [Fairview Heights, IL], Cynthia Stovall [Harry] Hollingsworth [Washington Park, IL] and Carolyn Belk [Donies Hart] [Washington Park, IL]; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, John [Colette] Masala of Bakersfield, CA, Carleton [Evelyn] Belk of Sacramento, CA, Cameron [Jackie] Belk of East St. Louis, IL, Trent [Cheryl] Sudduth of El Sobrante, CA, Det. Christopher [CeLace] Nelson of St. Peters, MO and Patrice Woods-Trustscott of Las Vegas, NV; great uncle, Dr. Richard E. [Ann] Temple, Sr. of Swansea, IL. He also leaves to mourn his passing two very special paternal cousins, Terrance Washington and Deon Washington, as well as a God-sister, Yvette Michael-Elgin; and a host of other cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives.
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