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John Earl Washington

03/18/1953 - 09/08/2020

Obituary for John Earl Washington

Funeral services will be Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 1:00 p.m., Autumn Woods Cemetery, 4000 W. Northside Drive, Jackson, MS 39209.

John Earl Washington was born in Vaughn, Mississippi to Warren and Claretha Shelton Washington. He was the 7th child among 12 siblings. John is known for his wit, humor and strong personality, often making someone laugh whether friend or stranger.

He was a longtime member of St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church of Jackson, Mississippi, and was not hesitant to share his faith. He loved his St. Luke’s family.

He united in Holy Matrimony to Bessie Jacobs Washington and to this union two daughters, Erika Washington Depriest (Robert) and Sonia Elise Washington, were born. He had one grandson, Jonathon Rashad Depriest.

His father, mother and oldest brother, Warren, Jr., preceded him in death. He is survived by four brothers, Earl (Viola), Eddie (Betty/deceased), Theotis (LaPearl), and Nathaniel (Julia) all of Jackson, Mississippi, and six sisters, Velma (Amos), Mary Alice (Aaron), Christine (David/deceased), Abbie (Johnny), Mae (Lester) all of Jackson, Mississippi, and Mary Elizabeth (Tony) of Hiram Georgia.

He leaves to mourn a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members, friends, in-laws, and associates.

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