July 20, 1928 ~ March 5, 2009
Katherine Frances Washington was born on July 20, 1928 to the late Lional Brazelton Sr. and Juanita Braxelton. From this union she was the second child of four children. Katherine accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age. Her brothers Lional Brazelton, Edwin J. Brazelton, and sister Marion Brazelton preceded her in death.
Katherine was raised in Los Angeles, California and received her first formal education within the Los Angeles Unified School District and graduated from Jefferson High School. She met and married Jack Charles Alston, Sr. (deceased). To this union were born two children, Jack Jr. and Kathleen. They later divorced, and she met and married Lester McCullen Washington (deceased). To this union were born two children, Stephen and Leslie.
Katherine helped build the family business known as Washington and Sons Trucking Corporation. She was a loyal, dedicated and loving partner for over 40 years Katherine was known for going out of her way and doing whatever she could to help the business be successful. She and Miss T (her dog) would get up in the middle of the night to greet other drivers as they would come in from their deliveries. She always had a word of encouragement to all who would listen. She was an inspiration to all.
She was great cook and known for her famous pineapple upside down cake and potato salad (in her green bowl). Katherine, also know as Kat, has made a mark that can never be erased from our lives. She was a dedicated sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend. She was affectionately known as "Gramer" to her grandchildren.
On Thursday, March 5, 2009 and Angel of Mercy stopped by her bedside, gave her a call, and Gramer answered. She moved from labor to reward.
Katherine leaves a permanent imprint of memories and love upon the hearts of her four loving children, Jack C. Alston, Jr. (Judith), Kathleen Williams (Larry), Stephen Washington (D.Denise), and Leslie Polk (James)' her brother Samuel Brazelton' her grandchildren, Brian (Shirley), Jacqueline, Monique, Kisha (Todd), Darreon, Stephanie (Aaron), Stephen a.k.a. Stevie; great grandchildren, Carmen, Hillory, Bryce, Hailey, Brockton, and Kailei a.ka. Boots, and a host of other relatives and dear friends.
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