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Andrew Washington

September 28, 1972 - November 24, 2021

Andrew “Drew” Thomas Washington, 49, of Forest, Virginia, passed away on Wednesday November 24, 2021. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to the late Thelma “Tee/Nita” Wayne.

Andrew loved his family, The Philadelphia Eagles, cooking, smoking cigars with friends and most of all TRASH TALKING.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 20 years, Ericka Washington; two daughters, Brianna and Breah; one son, Brennan; His loving Aunt Mary “Mur Mur” Wayne.

A memorial service with be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, December 4, 2021, at Scott Zion Baptist Church.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

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So sorry to hear of his passing we were good friends in high school. Praying for his family.

Posted by Belinda Parrish on December 28, 2021

I just want to say I’m sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of meeting him on my floor imu. All he talked about was the love for his wife and children. I know he is in a better place.

Posted by Lakena Scott on December 9, 2021

We have known each other most of our lives. We grew up in the same church, went through all 12 grades together. Our moms were good friends as well. Although we haven't seen each other regularly since we became adults, it was still live and respect when we connected a few years ago.. I still have fond memories of him. Sending prayers of love and comfort to his family. Rest well in the Savior's arms, friend.

Posted by Jared Deane on December 6, 2021

Drew was a great friend and union brother I always would run into him at Sam's club with my wife his cart full of ribs he would always do his best to try and embarrass me in front of my wife I truly loved talking mess with him. May GOD send the comforter to his family and friends he will be missed dearly

Posted by Kenneth cyrus on December 4, 2021

Drew was just not a friend but a Union Brother that really cared about his fellow co-workers. He provided leadership and would bring a level headed approach to any issue that would arise. He will be missed on multiple levels and we all send your love to the family.

Posted by Charles Mann on December 4, 2021

I met Drew my first day at Flowserve he’s actually the one who let me in the building and directed me to where I need to go. While waiting on my supervisor he started talking and offered me breakfast and that day is when I found out he was a diehard Eagles fan. He stayed talking trash and joking daily. He’d always say “Don’t let this gray hair fool you”. You definitely knew when he was in the building he’d make his way around to speak to everyone and always handed out popsicles on hot days to the entire plant. He’d always offer you food and drinks. He was definitely one of a kind and will he missed by many. My prayers are with the family. May God comfort you during this time and the days to come.

Posted by Mike Barbour on December 3, 2021

Drew was a special person. My son was a co-worker of Drew for five years, and when I would visit the facility to see my son, Drew always came out to greet me. Even though I am older with gray hair, he would always say -- "Hi young lady". He and my son were always debating issues, and he surely was a father figure while my son worked at Flowserve. I will always remember him. It saddens me that he has passed on, but I am sure he has earned his angel wings.

Posted by Jeanne Chicca on December 3, 2021

There are so many thoughts and memories I have of Drew being a co-worker at Flowserve. He was a good person. He would always greet you with a smile and pleasant conversation. He made himself the go-to person for slices of bread, fruit, popsicles, etc. You never had to worry about breakfast or lunch. Drew, we love and miss you dearly. My heart goes out to the family. GOD BLESS YOU!

Posted by Maddie Lewis Pritchett on December 1, 2021

I am so shocked to hear of Andrew's passing. I will remember him as a devoted son, father and nephew. He will be missed.

Posted by Malvina Sandidge-Penn on December 1, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. It was a joy to work with Drew and I will never forget his smile and noise talking he brought to work with him each and every time the Eagles played the Redskins. He will be greatly missed by his Flowserve Family. "FLY LIKE AN EAGLE" God Bless

Posted by VALERIE BROWN on December 1, 2021

So sorry to hear the news about Drew’s passing. We know that he’s in a better place now though.

Posted by Ed and Km Steuart on November 30, 2021

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