(submitted by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)
Services for Eugene Washington will be held on Wednesday, January 9, 2013; 1:00 p.m. at Greater Saint James Baptist Church in Natchez, MS with Reverend Dandridge Brooks officiating. Burial in the Elgin Cemetery will follow.
Bateaste Memorial Funeral Home is providing services.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 from 5-7 p.m. at Bateaste Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. There will also be a Masonic Rite Ceremony Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. at Bateaste Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. The last viewing will take place an hour prior to services.
Mr. Washington was born November 8, 1950 in Natchez, MS, the son of David Lee and Mary Ella Washington. He was retired from International Paper Company and was an active member of Greater Saint James Baptist Church. He was also an active member of L.R. Paige Masonic Lodge #20.
He was preceeded in death by his parents and one brother, Joseph V. Washington, Sr.
Mr. Washington was survived by two daughters, Iris (Keith) Washington Myles of Vidalia, LA and Shanette L. Washington of Monroe, LA, his former wife, Theresa Demby Washington of Vidalia, LA, one grandson, Keith L. Myles, Jr. of Vidalia, LA, three brothers, Elijah (Evelyn) Washington of Columbus, Ohio, James A. (Elnora) Washington and Wesley (Gwendolyn) Washington both of Natchez, MS, a host a nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Pall Bearers will be his Masonic Brothers.