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Re: [IL] 2 Gun Pete aka Sylvester Washington

My name is Gwendolyn Washington-Casey
and I am a cousin of Sylvester Washington. I too am trying to find out information on
Sylvester Washington. My memory of him was in 1971 I was only 9 years old. My mother was going in this building on 40th and michigan, which I learn later was Unity Funeral Parlor. I ask my mother could I go with her she said no, because she knew how I fear the dead but in asking her again she agreed to let me go. I thought this was a blessing because I would have never knew this man. I walked in and in front was a coffin with a light brown man laying in it. I trembled but was shock when I saw the ribbon with gold letters that said "Sylvester Washington"
I ask my mother who was this man with my last name she claim my cousin. I'm 48 now and it still haunts me about this man. I learned through the years that my great grandfather "Odie Washington" and Syvester father were brothers. Yvette I would love to share information with you, please email me

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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