Londale Petty (affectionately known as Lon Dz or Pure Dee Z), was born April 23rdin Tacoma, Washington.
He began his education with the Tacoma Public School District. At an early age he relocated to Spanaway, Washington where he attended the Bethel School District and achieved his diploma, graduating class of 2000 Spanaway High School.
After graduation Londale ventured to Killeen, Texas to be with family (where he was certain that he’d become an official Dallas Cowboy). Shortly after his return to Tacoma he began an apprenticeship program at the Bremerton Naval Shipyard where he became employed as a painter. He decided to pursue higher education at which point he became a student at Phoenix University (Tacoma Campus) all the while maintaining his income as a warehouse employee. As we all know Londale was fond of greenery and the vegetation of the earth which landed him in his “sweet spot”. The canibus industry. He excelled in and mastered the art of “Budtending”
Londale had an unbreakable bond with his two brothers Lenny Jr. and Lavelle Sr.. He was 8 yrs old when Takia Murphy became a part of their family. He so loved spending time with his siblings.
Along with his family, Londale attended Lively Hope Church Of God in Christ. It was at this time with the guidance, support and supervision of his parents, He accepted Christ into his heart at a very young age. He was active In the children’s choir and Sunday school.
As a child He was a proud member of the Tacoma Boxing club. He enjoyed being surrounded by his friends and family and could be found on any given day doing a podcast with his cousin Toby. He was well known for his pick ups (tennis shoes)
He was well known and will forever be remembered by his infectious smile. That beautiful smile grew to full capacity when Leona Harper entered his life and for more than 10 yrs they created a phenomenal love story. Together they cultivated a relationship that was admired by many. It is safe to say that she was his biggest fan, support and apple of his eye. They embraced the word “togetherness” and complimented each other well. Their chemistry was impeccable. On behalf of our family…. Leona, we say Thank You.
Londale was a great listener and was a voice of reason for many of his friends. He had a forgiving heart and a wonderful sense of humor. He was respectful to his elders and always remained humble no matter what. He honored his parents and when the pandemic hit, he made sure that his great aunt and uncle had fruit and a case of water. This speaks volumes and is a huge compliment as it relates to the way Londale and his siblings were raised. Lenny Sr. and Darlene we salute you.
Londale is proceeded in death by his brother Rashid Petty. Paternal grandparents Willie and Bessie Petty. Maternal grandparents Vertisel and Celia Lee Issacc. Uncles Don Petty and Benji Isaac. Aunt Laura Saulsberry and cousin Aretha Petty.
Londale is survived by his loving parents father – Lenny (Pam) Petty Sr., mother Darlene (Walter) Whitson. Two Brothers Lenny Lee (Dominique) Petty Jr. and Lavelle Petty Sr. One Sister Takia Murphy. Nephews Jonas, Julian, and Lavelle Jr. Nieces Tiara and Malia. Uncles Willie Joe Petty Jr. and Lonnie Petty, Leroy (Sandra) Jackson, Vertisel Isaac, William Isaac, and Robert (Antoinette) Isaac Sr. Aunts Ann Mumford, Yvonne Williams, and Cynthia (Michael Sr.) Moore.
Londale leaves a host of relatives and friends. A legacy of love, kindness, generosity and laughter for those who knew him to forever.
Viewing: Monday July 19th, 4pm-7pm at Shiloh Baptist Church
Funeral: Tuesday July 20th, 11am at Shiloh Baptist Church
Repass: Immediately after funeral. 2pm Oasis of Hope 1937 S G St, Tacoma, WA 98405.