Rory Washington, son of Janine Johnson and
Larry Washington, was born on February 5, 1973 in Baltimore, Maryland.
He departed this life suddenly on September 1,2019.
He attended Baltimore city public schools and won a scholarship to the
prestigious Gilman School in the 6th grade. He continued his education in
the Job Corp, where he received his GED and Carpentry Certification.
Rory was a practicing devout Muslim, He wrote and spoke fluent Arabic. He
was known as Raheem to his Muslim brothers and sisters. Rory loved to read
and write. He had the soul and spirit of an artist. He was a big sports fan of
all the Maryland teams.
Rory married his beloved Annette Kittrell on July 27, 2019 in a religious
Annette recalled Rory often expressing his love and pride for his sons and
his granddaughter. When he spoke of his mother and sister it was obvious
they shared a special bond. Rory loved his sister and his nephews. When
Rory talked about his mother he would say she taught him how to cook,
dress, be respectful and so much more. He would say he could feel his
mother's love through his struggles and no matter the circumstance, she was
his constant. He could always count on her. He admired her strength and
loved her deeply.
Rory loved to show off his humorous side. Making us laugh until we cried.
Intelligent, funny, humble, modest are some words that describe Rory. His
nephews were like sons to him, his cousins were more like brothers and
sisters. Family was everything to him. Rory will be sincerely missed by
Rory leaves to mourn: his wife, Annette; mother, Janine Johnson; father,
Larry Washington; stepfather, Charles Foster; sister, Jocelyn Johnson;
grandmother, Detroit Washington; his sons, Darius, Daquan, Daeshon,
Deneal, Raheem and Kylique; his only granddaughter, Madison; his neph-
ews, Lamarge Jr., Martez and Arden; special friends, Pam, Celena, Veroni-
ca, Kyra and Charlene; and a host of aunts, uncles cousins and friends.
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