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Tyler “Boss” Nathaniel Washington 

On Thursday, July 23, 2015, Tyler “Boss” Nathaniel Washington began his transition to his eternal resting place. Tyler was born January 8, 1993 at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Maryland.  He was the only child born to Brenda Lee Gray and the late Thomas “Big Jack” Nathaniel Washington. Tyler was employed with Safeway Inc. since 2011.  He was also employed with the Maryland Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program (VEIP) until the time of death.  Tyler was affectionately known as “Boss”.  He was a person with a very warm and caring heart.  He was the apple of his mother’s eye.  Being an only child, he was very spoiled.  He’d want this or that and even though he and his mother went back and forth everyone knew Tyler would get what he wanted. At an early age, Tyler discovered his love for motorcycles, dirt bikes and fishing.  This love was born from the times that he spent doing these things with his father.  As a young boy, you could find Tyler working on bicycles, as he grew older he began to ride motorcycles and he would work on those as well.  His friends would often call on “Boss” to work on their bikes.  He had a gift for fixing things.  You could guarantee that if there was a race, of any type, at Budds Creek or Capitol Raceway that “Boss” would be there.  Anyone who knew Tyler, knew that his bike was one of his greatest joys.  He also enjoyed fishing, whether he was fishing off the pier or on the charter boat in Solomon’s Island with his family and friends. Tyler also had a flair for fashion.  He loved buying clothes, hats and tennis shoes. Unbelievable as it may seem, Tyler had a knack for cooking.  He thought he was the chef of the house.  Often making dishes and almost forcing everyone to try it! His greatest joy and blessing to him, was the birth of his daughter, London.  Even though he came into fatherhood as a young man, Tyler instantly bonded with his daughter.  They had good times together, whether he was giving her a bath, teaching her educational things, playing video games, going to amusement parks or teaching her how to ride the PV-50 dirt bike he had bought her.  No matter what they were doing, it was a wonderful time for the both of them. He also loved Sunday Fun day’s spending time with his family at his grandmother’s house.  Whether he was enjoying one of his favorite dishes, liver, that his grandmother had prepared for him, playing cards or just shooting the breeze, he so enjoyed those times.  Tyler was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Nathaniel Washington and grandfathers Wallace Bernard Dent and Thomas William Butler.
Tyler leaves his cherished memories with his mother, Brenda Lee Gray; stepfather, Jerald Gross; daughter, London Ja Kaiya; devoted friend Cierra Blyther; grandmothers Doris Mae Gray and Helen Washington.  Step grandmothers Amelia Dent and Margaret Gross and step grandfather Joseph Robinson.  Aunts Sylvia Yates (Charles), Charlene Perry, Jantyse Gray, Twila Latson, Pamela Baker and Carissa Butler.  Uncles Charles (Gale) and Corness Gray, Joseph Estep, Caudell Washington (Belinda), Patrick Butler, Wallace, Derrick (Karen) and Ganzie Dent and Herman Washington; stepsister Vanessa Gross; godparents John and Marie Fenwick; god sister Alaya Snowden; god brother TaeJon Gray  and a host of other relatives and friends.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday July 29, 2015 at the Adams Funeral Home Chapel 20605 Aquasco Road Aquasco, Maryland from 4-8 p.m.  Visitation will continue on Thursday July 30, 2015 at the Ark of Safety Christian Church  9402 Marlboro Pike, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 from 10:00 a.m. until services 11:00 a.m.  Interment Heritage Cemetery Waldorf, Maryland.