Lawrence Hayes Douglass, affectionately known as Larry or Doug, was born in Camden, New Jersey at West Jersey Hospital to Marlene Moody and Lawrence Douglass on November 20, 1955. After moving to Washington, DC at a young age, he was baptized at Trinidad Baptist Church. He graduated from McKinley Technology High School in 1975 where he ran track. He worked several jobs after high school, to include Dart Drug Store and later worked as a service agent for Budget Rent-a-car for a number of years.
He loved helping people whenever he could in whatever way he could. He was heavily involved with anything family related, such as visiting family out of town, organizing family reunions and so on. He would not hesitate to take a road trip to see family.
He coached football for a number of years for different boys and girls clubs, such as Bladensburg, KLM (Kettering/Largo/Mitchellville) in Maryland, as well as Hammer Down in North Carolina. He was Head Coach of the 2007 Championship winning 75lb developmental team. He loved to coach up kids that were just learning the game of football. He had a passion for all kinds of sports, but his favorite sports were basketball, football and especially track & field.
On Wednesday, October 14, 2020, he passed away in Washington, DC. Lawrence is preceded in death by his father Lawrence Douglass.
He is survived by his son Dante Douglass (Shondell), mother Marlene Douglass-Forrest, brothers Anthony “Tony” Douglass, Wesley “Chris” Douglass, William “Scott” Forrest, and sister Keya Douglass, grandson Quincy Douglass, as well as bonus son and daughter James Johnson and Vanessa Mills, Goddaughter Criste Dickson (Joshua), cousins, aunts, uncles and a host of nieces, nephews, and others who considered him a father figure, uncle, brother or very good friend.
Doug, you have the victory; no more pain; rest in heavenly peace by brother with our heavenly Father Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:53-54 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: Death is swallowed up in victory.
Condolences from Aunt Pearl and all of your Jersey Cousins. We loved you but GOD loved you best.