Sean A. Washington, age 51, passed away on March 3, 2021. He was born in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Preceded in death by his stepfather David Barrett, grandmothers Barbara Johnson and Wilma Green.
He is survived by mother, Deborah Washington Barrett, father Anthony Bush children Tevaraus and Shanti Davis, La’Sean, Alijah and Aniya Washington and sisters Dawne Barrett, Shelona Holyfield, adopted brother Curtis Folson and half brothers and sisters. He also is survived by grandchildren, Kaliyah, Zavier, Kendall, Tevaraus, Jevaraus and Brayden Davis along with a host of loving and caring aunts, uncles and cousins.
He received a Le Cordon Bleu certificate in American dishes Soups and sauces in Pittsburgh, PA from 1992 to 1994. A true “foodie” he loved and appreciated everything involving food. He was an ardent collector of recipes and would be engaged quickly in conversations about food. He has worked at various 5 star restaurants and eateries throughout Columbus for more than 30 years as a grill/sautéed cook, sous chef, trainer, and kitchen manager at Cameron Mitchell restaurants, Bon-Vie, Paneras, Cosi’s Café just to name a few.
Poem - Kahlil Gibran - 1883-1931
…..Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts, For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls, For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams. You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you. For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday. You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth…..