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Florence Easterling Washington

Funeral services for Mrs. Florence Easterling Washington, age 93, Mt. Olive (Mt. Pleasant Community/Harmony Church Community) were held on March 28 at the Chapel at Reeves Funeral Home. Pastor John Lockett officiated the services. Interment was in the Washington Estate Cemetery. Reeves Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Washington passed away at her residence on March 24. She was a member of Harmony Missionary Baptist Church and Mt. Pleasant CME Church.

Honorary pallbearers were Dominic Washington, Ethan Franklin, Waylen Washington, and C. J. Stubbs.

Active pallbearers were Jesse Franklin, Jr., Marcus Franklin, Willis Davis, Christopher Stubbs, Jeric Franklin, and William Washington.

Mrs. Washington received her education from the public schools of Jefferson Davis and Covington Counties.

She was preceded in death by parent, Christian Easterling; husband, Edward Washington II; son, Edward Washington III; siblings, Etta, Floyd, Fannie Mae, Tressie, Ruby, Johnnie, Fred, Paul, Morse and Marvin.

Survivors include daughters, Marilyn Franklin (Jesse) of Columbia, Norma Davis (Willie) of Hattiesburg and Vickie Washington of Mt. Olive; two sons, Edwin Washington (Kathy) of  Sioux Falls, SD, and Burnice Washington (Laura) of Hattiesburg; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.