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Visitation

North Cleveland Cemetery
Saturday November 18th, 2017
12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Funeral Service

Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel
Saturday November 18th, 2017
1:00pm

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Earl Lamar Washington

Earl Washington, age 82, peacefully passed away, Wednesday, November 15, 2017, in Lexington KY.  He leaves behind Mercy, his loving wife of 28 years, son Karl (Lexington), son Paul (Atlanta), daughter-in law Laura, grandchildren Ethan, Graham, Zachary, and Sydney, siblings Laura (Charles) Dow, Travis (Faye), Doug (Gwen), sister-in-law Melba Washington, Sara (Eddy) Longale, and Edwin Washington. Earl was predeceased by his brother Ralph and parents Earl and Arbeth. 

 Earl was born in the Delta in Mississippi, a fertile area for influencing creative thought in various art forms including his passion for painting and music. He served in the US army for 3 years. After graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi with a PhD in Psychology, he worked for 20 years in Public Health Service, as a commissioned officer in the Bureau of Prisons.  A beloved man with an exemplary life story, he will be missed by many. 

 Services will be held in Cleveland Funeral Home in Cleveland, Mississippi. Visitation is at noon, followed by funeral services at 1:00 pm, on Saturday, November 18, 2017.

 The family would like to express their gratitude to the Caregivers at VA Home Health, Hospice at VA, and Best Friends, all in Lexington, KY. 


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Guestbook

May he Rest In Peace.

Chris Balducci Nov 20 2017 12:00 AM

Mercy and Karl, know that my prayers for Grace and Peace are with you all.

Scott Neal Nov 18 2017 12:00 AM

In Earl's own words: "Thank you, Lord, for all our gifts of nature and of grace. Help us to use them well."

Earl's wisdom reveals his love of God, his desire to responsibly use his God-given talents, and the great gratitude in his heart for the gift of compassion that God has given to us all. Now he is peacefully in the arms of our Heavenly Father. We are grateful for the moments he shared with us and the precious words imparted for our son, Liam.

Earl, we lovingly keep you in our hearts and sending prayers for the family you left behind.

The Thomas Family Nov 18 2017 12:00 AM

Memory eternal. I remember you painting a picture for my sixteenth birthday, now fifty-eight, I loved that painting of Olivia Newton John. B.O.P. family.

Thomas Delvizis Nov 18 2017 12:00 AM

My heartfelt Condolences to the whole Washington Family, Rest in peace my dear friend Earl...my prayers for you and to the love ones you left behind, Mercy & Karl...Hugs & Kisses...!

Philippines Nov 18 2017 12:00 AM

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A Dignity in White Pedestal Arrangement was sent on November 17, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. Love, The Kyrish Truck Center Family

Expression of Sympathy Nov 17 2017 12:00 AM

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A Fruit and Gourmet Basket was sent on November 17, 2017

To the Washington family : Earl was a great, loving brother and uncle-in-law. Distance may have part us, but his loving thoughts were near. His love for his family made us grateful. Earl will surely be missed. His truest art amongst many was his heart. Till me meet again.. The Albano/ Abela family

Expression of Sympathy Nov 17 2017 12:00 AM

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A Dignity in White Pedestal Arrangement was sent on November 17, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. Love, The Kyrish Truck Center Family

Expression of Sympathy Nov 17 2017 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathies and prayers with your family as you lay Earl to rest. Thoughts and prayers with you, Mercy.

Kristalyn Castle Nov 17 2017 12:00 AM

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A Fruit and Gourmet Basket was sent on November 17, 2017

To the Washington family : Earl was a great, loving brother and uncle-in-law. Distance may have part us, but his loving thoughts were near. His love for his family made us grateful. Earl will surely be missed. His truest art amongst many was his heart. Till me meet again.. The Albano/ Abela family

Expression of Sympathy Nov 17 2017 12:00 AM

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