Ernest Washington, 61, passed into eternal rest on Friday, July 2, 2021. He was born in 1959 in New York City to George and the late Martha Washington. He was the eldest of his siblings, Carol Owusu, Marlene Denny, Susan Washington and Charlene Washington.
Ernest was raised in Elliston, Virginia where he was a four-sport athlete at Shawsville High. He matriculated to James Madison University where he became a record-setting track athlete, graduated with a degree in management information systems, and met Beryl Washington (married 1984). The two were blessed with Cherelle and Ernest II, the joys of his life.
Ernest was immensely loved by his children, family and friends. A man of strong faith and values, Ernest was a role model. He was incredibly reliable and often gave his support, time or donations to those in need. His passing was unexpected, but there’s no uncertainty that his determination, joyful spirit and zest for life will reside in the hearts of those close to him.
His Celebration of Life will be held at Simpson Funeral Home Chapel, on Monday, July 12, 2021 at 1 p.m. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time.
Simpson Funeral Home
5160 Peters Creek Road