Gravesite services for Mr. Walter Lee Washington, 67, Mount Olive, MS (formerly of Camden, MS) were held on Thursday, November 12, 2020, at 11a.m. from Zionell CME Church Cemetery. Reverend Eddie L. Cole, Sr., was the officiant. Reeves Funeral Home, Inc., Mount Olive, MS was in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Washington passed away at Forrest General Hospital, Hattiesburg, MS on November 8, 2020.
Active pallbearers were Osagie Powell, Timothy Craft, Julian Washington, Kerwin Tatum, Marcus Tatum, and Mainard Winn.
Honorary pallbearers were W. O. Craft, Charles Winn, Archie Smith, Trudy Washington, W. C. Smith, and Jerry Cox.
Flower bearers were family and friends.
Mr. Washington joined Mt. Zion Baptist Church at an early age and later joined Zionell CME Church after moving to Mount Olive. He was a graduate of Velma Jackson School, Camden, MS. He retired from Sanderson Farms, Collins, MS.
Mr. Washington was preceded in death by his parents, Bennie J. and Rosie Washington; daughter, Sharunda Rochelle Washington; sister, Joe Rudy Boyd; brothers, Lonnie Washington and Danny Washington.
Survivors include his wife, Gwenn Tatum Washington; siblings, Trudy Washington, Mt. Olive, Curtis Washington and Margie Boyd, Pickens, MS, Wilie Washington and Shelby Washington, Camden, MS, and Shirley Washington, Atlanta, GA; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, friends, and special cousins, Tommy Leavy and Marcus Tatum.