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Earl Lamar Washington

d. November 15, 2017

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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Service Schedule

Past Services


Saturday, November 18, 2017

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

North Cleveland Cemetery

N Bayou Rd, Cleveland, MS

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Funeral Service

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel

3463 Hwy 8, Cleveland, MS 38732

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