But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” – Matthew 19:14 Leilani PenelopeRose “Penny” Washington boarded her flight to earth May 14, 2020, at 12:14a.m. The precious cargo was delivered to Lawonna Taraneka Hamilton and Devonte Dewayne Washington, Sr., at Rapides Medical Center for Women and Children in Alexandria, LA. Penny was happy and full of life. She loved playing outside getting dirty. She also loved to bathe and prance in front of the mirror. She was probably admiring her natural beauty.
On September 22, 2021, at approximately 6:40p.m. at Ochsner LSU in Shreveport, LA, Penny’s flight landed in heaven. Our darling went to be with the angels above where there is nothing but happiness, joy, and love. Gone from the world so full of strife, back to God who gave her life. But rejoice that God chose our sweet flower for his own and has taken her back to his heavenly home.
She leaves to cherish precious memories: her mother and father Lawonna Taraneka Hamilton and Devonte Dewayne Washington, Sr., two brothers Devonte Dewayne Washington, Jr. and Levi La’Terrian Washington and one sister Za’Nyra Monique Washington all of Natchitoches, LA.
Also cherish her memories are grandparents: Rodrick Hamilton (Azizah), Lawanda Hamilton (Mae); Jerry Bell, and Lega Washington (John).
Great grandparents: Pearlie Hamilton, Leon Hamilton, Amelia Anderson, Dora Allcutt (Joe), Alex Washington, sr., Lucy James and preceding her in death Aniya Renae Washington.
God Parents: Gladys Braxton and Jerry Bell. A special aunt Rachel Bell. A special uncle Alex Washington, and a host of other aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
“And we wept that one so lovely should have a life so brief” Claim your bags, Penny!