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WASHINGTON Garrett Alexander Washington departed this life on Friday, December 12, 2008 while visiting Charlotte, North Carolina. Garrett was born in Philadelphia, PA and grew up in Jacksonville, FL. He attended Bolles School, James Weldon Johnson Middle School, and was a 2000 graduate of Mandarin High School. He attended Queens College in Charlotte, North Carolina. Garrett enjoyed helping his mother Carol J. Alexander with her duties as director of the Ritz Theatre & LaVilla Museum. Garrett was preceded in death by his father, Alfonzo G. Washington in 2004. He is survived by his mother Carol, brothers Gibran and Akeem, spiritual brother Kevin Baker, half-brother, Alfonzo Jr., (Janie), half-sister Crystal. Also, Constance and Eldgridge Ragsdale, Philadelphia, Kya and Kenny McCants, Maryland, Nieces, Kenya and Alyce and Nephew, Alfonzo, III, Godmother Gail Hoffman, Philadelphia, George and Seretha Tinsley, Winter Haven, FL., George Tinsley Jr., Miami, Penni Tinsley, N.Y., He has a large extended family in Philadelphia and Charlotte, and many friends throughout the country. A Celebration of Life service will be held Thursday, December 18, 2008, 6 pm at Bethel Baptist Institutional Church. Funeral services will be held at 11 am in Philadelphia on Saturday, December 20th at Janes Memorial United Methodist Church, 47 E. Haines Street, Philadelphia, PA 19144. Viewing 9-11am. Garrett will be laid to rest with his father at the Fairview Cemetery, Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to: The Alfonzo G. Washington, Sr. African- American Leadership Foundation Fund, C/O The Jacksonville Community Foundation, 121 Forsyth Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32202. Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com
Published in the Florida Times-Union on Dec. 17, 2008
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