Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 27, 2013, at Mercy Seat M.B. Church in Gunnison with Rev. Levon Jackson officiating. Burial will follow in Morning Star Cemetery in Gunnison.
Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2013, at Byas Funeral Home in Shelby.
Survivors include his wife, Eliza Washington; sons, James Davis, Jerome Washington and Percy Benson; daughters, Faith Washington, Carolyn Washington, Shawanna Sutton, Debbie Washington, Mattie Benson-Thompson, Loretta Benson and Tina Benson; sister, Hattie Washington; brothers, Willie Washington and Tommy Washington; a host of grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.