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Obituary - Merrell C. Washington

Merrell C. Washington

Date of Passing: April 24th, 2017

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Merrell C. Washington has entered his place of rest on Monday, April 24, 2017. He was the son of the late Nina Washington and Herbert Freeman. Merrell was a US Army veteran of WW II, was a member of the American Legion Post #229 and was retired from A & P Supermarket. He was predeceased by his wife, Iona; son, Gerald; and daughter, Wendy. Merrell is survived by five sons, Merrell R. (Wander) of Rocky Mount, NC, Robert and James (Stephanie) of Summerville, SC, and Donald (Barbara) and Gary of Utica; and six daughters, Sheila and Margo of Atlanta, GA, Karen and Leona of Utica, Gail of Clifton, NJ, and Cheryl (Albert) of Las Vegas, NV; 34 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; and 8 great-great grandchildren. A calling hour will be held Friday from 10-11 AM at the Dimbleby, Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral Home, 1123 Court at York Street, Utica, followed by his funeral at 11 AM with Rev. Robert E. Williams officiating and Eulogy by Evangelist Gary Washington, followed by Military Honors. Interment will be in New Forest Cemetery. The family wishes to say thank you to the staff of Focus Rehab and to all that have given support through prayers, calls and texts. They would also like to extend a special thank you to Latessa Brown, Sheila Boyd and the American Legion Post #229. Funeral arrangements are with the Bentz Funeral Service, Inc., New Hartford.


I would like to extend my condolences to the Washington family.....whom I have known practically all my life...I would just like to say God Bless you help you and keep you in your time of need
Ed Blackshear