Story-A life well lived
Sullivan Montgomery Jr. was born in St Louis Missouri on 02/21/1947 to Leomia and Sullivan Montgomery. He is the 2nd oldest child and the big brother to the rest of his 11 siblings. A lifelong learner, he was a product of Garfield High School, in Seattle, WA. and earned his high school diploma from Patterson High School in Ceres, CA in 1966. Shortly after successful completion of his education, he was drafted into the United States Military, Army Branch, where he served for this Country from 1968 receiving his honorable discharge in 1971.
His life was forever enriched when he joined in union with his beloved wife and best friend Claudell Armstead. Their partnership reared two daughters Savina and Quiana, who joined their son Quaid. Ultimately producing 5 grandchildren, whom he was very proud.
Sully was a pillar in his family and that extended to his community. To his family, he had a personal connection with all his siblings, cousins, and friends! His legacy includes connecting to people through conversations, mentorship, and sharing of his delicious food! He was the genius behind The One Stop Suicide Burger and his famous Louisiana style gumbo that he sold at the Evergreen State Fair. Anything he cooked, you could be sure it was made in love and it would be food for your soul. In addition to his entrepreneurship his love for cooking and entertaining at his home brought him much joy.
Here to celebrate his life, legacy, and teachings are his loving wife Claudell, son Quaid, daughters Savina (Robert) and Quiana (David); grandchildren Leland, Jordan, Deonte’, Relijah, and Ethan. Siblings Mildred, Harvey (Nancy), Walter (Pacine), George, Floyd (Wanda), Florence (Shawn), Raymond (Trudy), Charles (Trasey), Felicia (Tommie), Henry, and John. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family, and friends. His light lives on through all of us. Sully lived his best life, as a tribute to his legacy, he would want you to live yours!
Please visit https://bonneywatson.com/obituary/sullivan-montgomery-jr/ to view his online obituary and guestbook. Due to COVID19 Pandemic and social distancing restrictions, a larger celebration of life and legacy will be scheduled when we can all come together in his honor.