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Kentay Deshaw Washington

January 17, 1990 — March 12, 2020

Mr. Kentay Deshaw Washington was born January 17, 1990 in Saginaw, Michigan to Isaiah Smith and Barbara Doxie. God called his name to be with Him on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at the age of 30 years.

Kentay, lovingly called “Tay”, attended Saginaw Public Schools. He attended House of Prayer with his father and this is where Tay was baptized into the body of believers. He later joined New Generation Church. Without a doubt, Tay believed in God and was a man of strong faith. He would often say “I got faith in God.”

Tay enjoyed singing and basketball, but he especially enjoyed fishing with his father. He was always groomed with precision, clean-cut and well-dressed with a charming smile to match. He loved his family dearly, especially his parents and siblings. He will truly be missed by everyone that loved him.

Kentay was preceded in death by his grandparents, Louis and Eva Bell Washington, Red and Artisher Smith, Melvin Donald, Jr.; aunts, Margaret King, Mildred Smith, Artisher Smith Sr.; uncles, Walter Brown Jr., Tard Smith;; great aunt, Cornelius Maxwell; great-uncles, Howard Walker, Tard Walker, Clarance Washington.

He leaves to cherish his memory his loving parents, Isaiah (Ella) Smith and Barbara Doxie; grandmother, Annie Donald; sister, Saterra Simmons “Star”; brothers, Quention (Charesse) Doxie, Ervin (Donnika Stevenson) Washington; nieces, Quintasia Doxie, Jaquasia Doxie, Aniyah Washington, Khaleyah Watley; nephews, Damonte Doxie, Trinity Doxie, Quention Doxie Jr., Dominique Grice “DJ”; aunts, Emma Hawkins, Louise Donald, Delphine Donald, Janie (Gregory) DeMyers; Diane Holliman, Trenika (Donnie) Stevenson, Emma Donald; uncles, Channing (Carman) Washington, Lonnie Donald, Patrick Washington, Melvin Donald Sr., Dennis (Glenda) Donald; many other relatives and friends.

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