John Christopher Washington , a Music producer, Recording Artist, & Actor, passed unexpectedly on morning of Thursday July 8th 2021, at the age of 50.
John (better known as Knucklehead 'Big Knuck) is survived by his children, Keiani Miller, Dante Washington, Caleb Rodriguez, Demetrius Zecca, & Simone Biggers; his mother, Lanell Washington; his siblings, Adrian Earl, Phyliss Lundquist ( husband) Lee Lundquist, Bennie Washington(wife) Amee Washington, SathWashington (wife) Shuana,Washington, Edwin Berg Sr. And God Sisters; Janette Nicole Peak, and Janell Morrow(husband) Luke Morrow. He is predeceased by his fathers and grandparents.
Born in Jackson, Mississippi, on December 25th, 1970 and was raised in Chicago, Illinois to Lanell Washington and Farris Adam’s, and was raised by his Adoptive Father Bennie Washington Sr. Chris Grew up on the South Side of Chicago always having a passion and hunger for Music. From the harmonies of the quartet his father was once in, to the melodic tones of his mother singing , Music has always ran through Chris’s blood. Chris then followed his older brother Bennie to Tacoma, WA where he attended Foss High School. In his adulthood Chris traveled back and forth between Canada, B.C. and Bellingham, WA which became his permanent home until he moved to California. Chris’s love and knowledge for music flourished. He joined his first music group in Tacoma WA called DCP, then once he moved to Bellingham starters another group called M1 Pose. Chris then solidified himself as A Music producer and Independent Music Artists By starting his own Label called All Purpose Productions, and changing his stage name to from Slice to the now popularly known Knucklehead Banga. Traveling back and fourth between Bellingham, WA and Los Angels, CA. In 2018, Knuck signed his first Major record deal with Heritage Music Group, distributed through Universal.
The 2020 release of his first single “Rise” showcased his amazing talents and his intentions to bring light into a time of uncertainty. His collaboration with Faith Evans on her single “Right Now” provides another example of Knucksdetermination to spread positivity through his music.
Chris’s legacy will continue to live on through that of his children. Not only his love for music, but his ability to light up a room with his infectious smile, positivity, and laugh. He will be greatly missed.
Celebration of life 11 AM, Friday July 23, 2021 at
Life Center Church 1717 So. Union Tacoma, WA 98405. Services Scott Funeral Home Tacoma.