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Alton Louis Washington

03/09/1972 – 03/05/2023


Obituary For Alton Louis Washington

Greetings Metropolitan Family,

Please keep Dr. Alton M. and Mrs. Kathleen Washington and their family lifted in your prayers in the passing of their beloved son, Mr. Alton Louis Washington, who passed on Sunday, March 5, 2023. Alton was a former member of Metropolitan and served in the Usher Ministry, prior to moving to the Hampton, VA area. The final arrangements are below.

Final arrangements for Mr. Alton Louis Washington:

Homegoing Service:
Thursday, March 9, 2023
Wake: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon
Service: 12:00 Noon
Vincent Funeral Home
9923 Pocahontas Trail
Providence Forge, VA 23140
Phone: (804) 966-7075

Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery
9100 Liberty Church Road
Charles City, VA 23030

Alton Louis Washington, 50, of Hampton, VA passed away unexpectedly, Sunday, March 5, 2023.

Alton entered this world on March 9, 1972, to parents, Rev. Alton M. Washington and Mrs. Kathleen S. Washington, and siblings, Dwayne Mason Washington (deceased) and Crystal C. Washington. He graduated from Princess Anne High School in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He completed his course work for a Bachelors Degree in business administration at Strayer University. He had a long career in retail management at Wilson’s Leather and Nordstrom. His most recent position was with GEICO Insurance.

He accepted Christ at an early age, and received baptism at Metropolitan Baptist Church, Washington, D.C. As an expression of his faith, he served in the usher’s ministry there. When Alton returned to the Hampton Roads area, he became a member of Grove Baptist Church in Portsmouth, VA.

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  • 05/22/2023

    Randomly looking up people I knew from my past, and so sorry to hear of Altons passing. Though I only worked with him for a year give or take, I found him to be kind, fair, approachable as a manager. He assisted in moving me from Estee Lauder after 3 dedicated yrs, then and as the manager, though ultimately working for a toxic beast of an AE (H.B.) at the time, to a more pleasant, reasonable position at Chanel…White Plains may not have been his perfect match, but he persevered. My experience with him was limited however good. And that swift change was crucial. So thank you Alton. I do not forget that act of kindness, but more , he knew my dedication and hard work…Sometimes the better people go first sadly and well, Gods children know how the rest goes…RIP Alton, I did not know you long or well, but u facilitated well needed meaningful change that was circa 2008 that made a difference in my life at the time. God bless his family and friends. Warm Regards, Rebecca Chernicki….and if I do recall correctly most of tbe gals liked his easy going nature…As a survivor I give credit where credit is due, and always have…RIP Alton

  • 03/20/2023

    We send our prayers and condolences to the Washington family from the Crump family. We are so sorry for your loss and we are praying that God will give you the strength and comfort you all need at this time with our love Eugene and Judy Crump

    Eugene and Judy Crump – March 07, 2023 at 09:55 PM

  • 03/20/2023

    Alton’s infectious smile, warm personality and kind heart will be forever missed. He always radiated positive energy that lit up any room he walked into. His friendship and laughter will truly be missed. Alton, your legacy will continue to inspire us to love more, and to cherish every moment we have with those we hold dear. Rest in peace, my friend.

    C K Evans – March 07, 2023 at 10:02 PM

  • 03/20/2023

    Alton and Kathleen, may God give you peace of mine and serenity during your time of sorrow. We want you to know that you are in our prayers and have our deepest condolences. May God bless you and your family. Gary & Sharon Bowman

    Gary Bowman – March 07, 2023 at 09:10 PM

  • 03/20/2023

    Dr & Mrs.Washington,
    Our Sincerest condolences at this difficult time you have our deepest sympathy and unwavering support. Wishing you peace comfort, and lots of love at this time of sorrow. Our Hearts go out to you all at this difficult time. Love Flossie, William, Jacqueline & Mckinzey

    Jacqueline Harper – March 07, 2023 at 12:48 PM

  • 03/20/2023

    Alton was one of my employees at Nordstrom Rack. He lit up the room every time he walked into a room. He helped mentor me to be the leader I am today. Thank you Alton. You are already dearly missed.

    Victoria Kelley – March 07, 2023 at 02:49 PM

  • 03/20/2023

    Dr. & Mrs. Washington I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. I know our God is always there for us. May my prayers of comfort help to bring you peace.

    Marilyn Crump & Family – March 07, 2023 at 03:30 PM

  • 03/20/2023

    To Mr and Mrs my heart goes out to you love on one another his wings was ready but our hearts won’t love you both.

    Robin Bradby and Minns family – March 07, 2023 at 06:52 PM

  • 03/20/2023

    Dr. and Mrs. Washington and Crystal, My deepest Condolences to you and the entire Washington Family. Alton and I went to high school together, reconnected at a choir rehearsal in our late 30’s and last year mourned another friend’s passing together. Alton was one of a kind. We may not have talked often but when we did it was as if no time had separated us. My heart truly goes out to you all. May the Peace of God be with you and keep you during this time of bereavement.

    Dionne Wright – March 07, 2023 at 04:03 PM

  • 03/20/2023

    Alton you will truly be missed “When I come to the end of my journey and I travel my last weary mile. Just forget If you can that I ever frowned and remember only the smiles”. My deepest Condolences to the Washington Family.

    Kevin L. Spence – March 07, 2023 at 05:50 PM

  • 03/20/2023

    Sincerest sympathies to Dr. and Mrs. Washington and family. We pray that God gives you peace that surpasses all understanding during this trying time.

    Warren and JoAnne Bell – March 07, 2023 at 08:22 PM

  • 03/20/2023

    Rev Sheila Crump lit a candle in memory of Alton Louis Washington

    rev sheila crump – March 07, 2023 at 08:51 PM

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    renea carr – March 07, 2023 at 10:13 PM

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    Lafayette K Smith (Metropolitan Baptist) lit a candle in memory of Alton Louis Washington

    Lafayette K Smith (Metropolitan Baptist) – March 07, 2023 at 11:42 PM

  • 03/20/2023

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    Bruce Cutler – March 08, 2023 at 07:00 AM

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    Zina Jackson Jones – March 08, 2023 at 08:28 AM

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    Sherman Cotton lit a candle in memory of Alton Louis Washington

    Sherman Cotton – March 08, 2023 at 11:01 AM

  • 03/20/2023

    Garnice Taylor lit a candle in memory of Alton Louis Washington

    Garnice Taylor – March 08, 2023 at 11:26 AM

  • 03/20/2023

    My sincere condolences to the Washington Family on the loss of Alton. May you find comfort as well as peace knowing that your beloved son, brother, uncle and friend is with the Lord. We will certainly miss his smile, kindness, friendship and love.

    James Conyers – March 08, 2023 at 11:31 AM

  • 03/20/2023

    I was fortunate to work with both Alton and Crystal while at Nordstrom in Norfolk. Alton and I shared words of encouragement and affirmation as we maneuvered in our roles there. My condolences to the family, close friends and all who had the pleasure to know Alton. 🙏

    Janea Gunn – March 08, 2023 at 01:08 PM

  • 03/20/2023

    Lafayette K Smith (Metropolitan Baptist lit a candle in memory of Alton Louis Washington

    Lafayette K Smith (Metropolitan Baptist – March 08, 2023 at 04:27 PM

  • 03/20/2023

    My utmost condolences to the Washington family. It was a true blessing to know Alton. He was a true gentleman; always had a smile on his face and offered a warm embrace. Alton, your physical presence will be missed, but your spirit shines on.

    Sylvia – March 08, 2023 at 04:50 PM

  • 03/20/2023

    Rick Brown lit a candle in memory of Alton Louis Washington

    Rick Brown – March 08, 2023 at 05:02 PM

  • 03/20/2023

    OMG my heart is broken Alton was always a nice guy always made me feel welcome and missed every time I would see him, indeed a bright light has gone out. I loved you but God loved you more rest in peace.

    Steven Gethers – March 08, 2023 at 07:07 PM

  • 03/20/2023

    Charlotte Taylor lit a candle in memory of Alton Louis Washington

    Charlotte Taylor – March 08, 2023 at 09:35 PM

  • 03/20/2023

    I will always remember our fun cosmetic days at Nordstrom Macarthur.You always told me to choose my battles when I would have a bad day.You always had a positive attitude and helpful to me.I am so sorry I missed you at the Nordstrom Rack last week when I asked for you.I will miss you.My condolences to your family.

    Charlotte Taylor – March 08, 2023 at 09:43 PM

  • 03/20/2023

    Eugene And Judy Crump lit a candle in memory of Alton Louis Washington

    Eugene and Judy Crump – March 08, 2023 at 09:58 PM

  • 03/20/2023

    My condolences to the Washington family

    Sharon Cooper – March 09, 2023 at 08:47 AM

  • 03/20/2023

    I met Alton when I moved to Virginia in 2010 he was my daughter Rasheka Williams best friend and he was like a son to me that I never had every time I saw him he always had a great spirit he was so kind and soft spoken just a heart of gold imma miss you Alton RIP 😭😭

    Sharon Cooper – March 09, 2023 at 08:47 AM

  • 03/20/2023

    Muriel Hedgepeth lit a candle in memory of Alton Louis Washington

    Muriel Hedgepeth – March 09, 2023 at 08:13 AM

  • 03/20/2023

    RIP Alton my ❤ hurts you touch so many lives when your beautiful spirt and a great man of God I love you but God love you more my adopted son my condolences to the Washington family 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

    Sharon Cooper – March 09, 2023 at 09:10 AM

  • 03/20/2023

    My condolences to the family! Yhatta Holloway

    Yhatta Holloway – March 09, 2023 at 09:24 AM

  • 03/20/2023

    My condolences to the family! Prayers to you all for comfort during this time.

    Cephas Cotman, Jr – March 09, 2023 at 02:11 PM

  • 03/20/2023

    Felicia Brown lit a candle in memory of Alton Louis Washington

    Felicia Brown – March 09, 2023 at 09:59 PM

  • 03/20/2023

    Zoey lit a candle in memory of Alton Louis Washington

    Zoey – March 10, 2023 at 11:17 PM

  • 03/20/2023

    Rev. and Mrs. Washington:

    My sincere condolences to you and your family. May the peace of God sustain and keep you.

    Rev. Alfreda Lewis – March 13, 2023 at 02:46 PM

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