October 7, 1949 - May 19, 2021
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23000 Rockside Rd.
Bedford Heights, OH 44146
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Thursday 5/27, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Calhoun Funeral Home Rockside Road
23000 Rockside Rd.
Bedford Heights, OH 44146
440-232-9758 | Map
Friday 5/28, 11:00 am

Dr. Charles Alvin Washington was born in Gary, Indiana to Wilson and Doretha Washington on October 7, 1949.  He departed this world on May 19,2021 after a very brief and sudden, unknown illness. Dr. Washington graduated from Tolleston High School class of ’68.  He attended Indiana University, Bloomington where he acquired his Bachelor’s degree inContinue Reading

Aaron Washington left a message on August 12, 2021:
In memory of Dr. CHARLES ALVIN WASHINGTON, Aaron Washington lit a candle
Margaret Washington left a message on June 18, 2021:
My husband was the closest person to God who loved me unconditionally. He forgave all my faults and was patient and long-suffering as I worked through my issues. He saw in me “ a diamond in the rough” and knew he would marry me at the tender age of 15. He was a true gift from God, and the love we had for each other will never be rivaled. God blessed us with 50.9 years of marriage and 57 years of knowing one another. The shock of his untimely death befuddles me and our two children, and the void he leaves will never be filled on this side of the grave. Rest well my love; you’ve earned sweet rest with our God in your heavenly home. We will love you forever more. Your loving wife, Margaret (and Alex and Rachel) Washington Your loving wife, Margaret
Minister Martha S Dulaney left a message on May 31, 2021:
Dearest Sis Margaret and family, you have my deepest condolences, prayers and love💜 May The Peace and Comforting of God rest upon you and your family. Lean not to your understanding, but lean on God and trust Him to direct your path, Amen Minister Martha S Dulaney✝️❤️💜
The Luonuansuu Family left a message on May 29, 2021:
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers at this time of loss.
JoAnn Wimbley Alcox left a message on May 28, 2021:
As we celebrate the legacy of another love one, we remember all the others that awaits him.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Carlis Dawson-Smith left a message on May 28, 2021:
The Dawson Family sends our condolences. Rest In Peace. Cousin Charles, a good and faithful servant. JJ, Alyne, Carlis, Connie, Melonny and Sandy.
Beverly Armstrong left a message on May 28, 2021:
Heartfelt condolences to Margaret, Rachel, Alex and families on the sudden loss of Charles. I am so honored I got to know him and share some fun times and memories together. He was on of the most genuine persons I have ever known! His love for his family was a true testament to his devotion and pride. His legacy will live on in the hearts and lives of all who him and were touched by his spirit. You will be greatly missed Charles. RIP knowing your labor has and will bring forth much fruit for generations to come.
Renee Anderson left a message on May 28, 2021:
In memory of Dr. CHARLES ALVIN WASHINGTON, Renee Anderson lit a candle
Rich & Rita Kashdan left a message on May 28, 2021:
We will always cherish the fun times and interesting conversations we've had with Charles. He will always be in our hearts; may he Rest In Peace.
Ovella & Hubert McIntyre left a message on May 28, 2021:
Our prayers are with you and your family.
Alyne Dawson-Washington and Sisters left a message on May 27, 2021:
To the entire Washington Family: Cousin Dr. Charles' extraordinary academic accomplishments and his contributions to various communities are indicative of this awesome man of God... job well done, sir! To Margaret and children: he led an awesome life and leaves a legacy for you to pass on for generations to come. To my cousins: Calvin, Joe, Aaron, Adrian, Maurice, Delcina, and Gail: may his memories permeate your hearts today, tomorrow, and forever.. We love you!!!! ~The Dawson Sisters
Dr. Elaine Patrick left a message on May 27, 2021:
May God comfort you and your family. It was always a blessing spending time with you and Dr. Charles. Please know that you're in my thoughts and prayers. The scripture reminds us to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Surely, Charles is with the Lord.
Darlene of AAA left a message on May 27, 2021:
Dearest Margaret, I'm so sorry for your loss. We will miss Charles here at AAA. Denise and I always look forward to seeing the two of you come in our office. I just want you to know you are in our prayers and know that the man above will take care of him and help you heal as well. Jill even sends a condolences as well. Prayers to the whole family.
Valerie Wise Burrell left a message on May 27, 2021:
Margaret, You and Charles are part of my growing up memories on Taney Street. I knew Charles from second grade. His sudden death reminds me of the importance of letting my loved ones know of their place in my heart. I am so grateful that you and Charles had those many years together. May you be comforted in the love you shared but also strengthened in the blessed hope found in Jesus. In Christ's love, Valerie
Cathy Washington Ford left a message on May 27, 2021:
Cousin Charles, I only met once in MS because I frequented his mom on various occasions. His mom taught me a lot with wonderful conversation. Charles, I hate to hear of anyone passing from their earthly life but I know we must because this life isn't our final destination. I've already prayed to our Heavenly Father to receive you unto His Kingdom when I heard of your passing....therefore, I know you are truly at rest. Like I said, I didn't know you well, but I'm so grateful God does & he blessed you to brighten all our lives as you traveled through it. Rest in Eternal slumber until we truly meet. Lovingly, your cousin Cathy.
May Proctor left a message on May 26, 2021:
I’m gonna really miss u Unk. I have 40 plus memories to replay over and over in my mind but I know to be absent from the body is to be present with the lord. As Grandaddy, Walter and Grandma went home to glory before you I’m reminded of 1st. Timothy 6:6-16, you have fought the good fight of faith and ur seat was ready to be filled. I know I’ll see you again one day.
January Zickefoose left a message on May 26, 2021:
My thoughts and prayers to the Washington family.
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Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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