Desirae Gwyne Sherwood Washington, 25, of Craigsville, Virginia died Monday, June 8, 2020 in Craigsville, Virginia.
She was born February 1, 1995 in Richmond, Virginia, the daughter of Rodney Ellis Sherwood, Jr. and Brenda Lee Garrett Sherwood.
Desirae was employed as an in home care CNA.
She was a member of Joyful Sound Church, the Craigsville Community Choir, and a loving mother and daughter.
In addition to her parents, Desirae is survived by her fiancé, Mitchell Thomas; 2 children, Grace Elizabeth Washington, Violet Noelle Washington; brother, Tucker James Lee Sherwood; sister, Cheyenne Lanea Sherwood; father of her children, Derrick Esmond Washington; special friends, Sarah Marks, Caitlin Sprouse, Kaitlyn Wegner; and many other close friends.
She was preceded in death by her great grandmother, Margaret Simmons.
A graveside service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, June 14, 2020 at Little River Church of the Brethren Cemetery with Pastor Mike Herring officiating. Due to limited parking, friends and family are encouraged to park at Joyful Sound Church and carpool to the cemetery. Please be at the church by 1:30 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Mitchell Thomas, Tucker Sherwood, Robert England, Shane Lilley, Matthew Loving, and John Sherwood.
Memorial contributions may be made to Craigsville Funeral Home or the funeral fund hosted by Joyful Sound Church to help with expenses. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that attendees bring a helium balloon to release at the graveside service.