On Friday, April 16, 2021, Girous Hawattus Peguese loving father, grandfather and dear friend passed away at the age of 90, less than one month short of his 91st birthday.
Joe, as he was known to his friends, was born on May 14, 1930 in Chesterfield, SC, but lived most of his life in Washington, DC. On May 12, 1952 Joe married Constance Morton. They raised one son, Kevin Broadus.
Joe served two years in the Quarter Master Division in England during the Korean War. Upon his return he would go to work for Safeway, where he would retire in 1995 after 45 years.
Joe loved to have a good time, he enjoyed going to the casino and would play his numbers (588 and 606) daily. Every two years you could find Joe driving a new Cadillac, his love for Cadillacs truly ran deep. He would often tell the story of his son crashing one, his favorite story to tell his grandkids. Joe loved to tell stories about Kevin, whether it was his recent accomplishments or the time he begged him for new shoes and a new bike.
Joe was known for his infections smile, work ethic and giving nature; but also for his love for black and white TV (Sanford and Son and Cowboy Movies were his favorite) and eating fried fish. He was, finally and above all else, a man who loved his family, and we in turn will miss him profoundly.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Alex and Prudence Pegues, siblings; Tora Sturdivant, Mattie Hayes, Eliza Chambers, Jerushia Pegues, Gloria Lott, Opril Williams, James Pegues, Alonzo Pegues, and Linwood Pegues; wife Constance Peguese.
Joe is survived by his son Kevin Broadus (Belinda); his four grandchildren Nicol, Milan, Paris and Kevin Jr.; two great-grandchildren Amarah and Brayden; long time friend and companion Jeanette Montgomery; loving cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
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