|The Reverend Charles L. Washington died November 3, 1988 at Baton Rouge Medical Center at age 60. He was a native of Mississippi and a Louisiana resident for 36 years. At the time of his death, he was pastor of Scott United Methodist Church, Port Allen, La., and Shiloh United Methodist Church, Maringouin, LA.
Charles received a B.S. degree in Health and Physical Education and Recreation from the University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois; a Master’s of Health and Physical Education degree from Southern University, Baton Rouge; and a Master’s of Divinity from Perkins School of Theology, Dallas, Texas. For over twenty years, “Wash” was employed as teacher, head coach, and Athletic Director at Louisiana Training Institute.
Brother Washington was a veteran of the U.S. Army. His military training includes Basic and Advanced Officer courses, Fort Lee, Virginia, teaching experiences at the Command and General Staff Officers School of Military Tactics, Fort Leavenworth, Ks.
Prior to coming to the Port Allen Charge, Rev. Washington served churches in Natchito-ches, Alexandria and Pineville.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Bertha Baldwin Washington; parents, Rev, and Mrs. William Marcus Washington; a brother, Attorney W. Wilbert Washington and a sister, Rose Ethel Knight, a Social Worker.
He is survived by two sons, Charles Jr. and Kenneth; one daughter, Jeanetta Washington Dunlap; two daughters-in-law, one son-in-law, three grandchildren, a stepmother; Dorothy Washington, an aunt Minnie Bates, several nieces, several nephews and other relatives and friends.
Rev. Washington was funeralized November 9, 1988 at Camphor Memorial United Methodist Church with Superintendent Kirby A. Vining Officiating, assisted by Reverends Moses T. Jackson, Sr. and Freddie C. Henderson, Sr.
|Source: Journal Louisiana Conference, 1989, p.187 By Moses T. Jackson, Sr.|