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Private Funeral service for Mr. Alphonso Romeo Washington will be conducted 3:00 PM Saturday, May 2, 2020 at J.O & Annette Smith Memorial Chapel, 307 S. Johns St., Florence, SC. Interment will follow 1:00 PM Monday, May 4, 2020 in Florence National Cemetery, directed by Smith Funeral Home of Florence, LLC.
Mr. Alphonso Romeo Washington was born in Darlington, South Carolina on March 12, 1944, to the late Freddie Washington and Willie Mae Johnson. After a brief illness, he departed this life on Monday April 27, 2020 at McLeod Regional Medical Center, Florence, South Carolina.
Alphonso known as “Buddy” was a 1964 graduate of Mayo High School in Darlington, South Carolina. Shortly after graduation, he was drafted in the United States Army, and served in Vietnam as a Radio Operator. During his tours, he went to Alaska, Tokyo, Japan, and several international countries.
After returning home from the Army, he married a classmate and friend, Carolyn Fleming. To this union, two daughters were born. On January 17, 2020, Alphonso and Carolyn celebrated 51 years of marital bliss.
Alphonso was employed at Florence General Hospital for several years as the “Head Orderly,” after which he was employed at Florence County Disability and Special Needs as a Supervisor for 35 years.
Alphonso was a member of House of God Keith Dominion Church for over 30 years.
In addition to his parents, Alphonso was preceded in death by one sister, Deloris Jordan of Darlington, South Carolina.
Alphonso leaves to cherish his precious memories; his wife, Carolyn Fleming Washington of the home; five daughters, Shelia Graham of Baltimore, Maryland, Gwendolyn Cosom of Florence, South Carolina, Altonya Renee’ Washington of Davidson, North Carolina, LaWanda Jenean Washington of Florence, South Carolina, and Latonya “Stacie” Stuckey Davis (Jeremy) of North Las Vegas, Nevada; three sons, Alphonso Washington, Jr. (Sandy) of Hartsville, South Carolina, Wayne Stuckey (LaShana) of Florence, South Carolina, and David Stuckey (Brittney) of Raleigh, North Carolina; 13 grandchildren; and 1 great grandchild; two brothers, Carlton Washington and Eric Washington both of Brooklyn, New York; one brother-in-law, Hazel Alzona Fleming of Cheraw, South Carolina; two sisters-in-law, Mary Elizabeth Robbins of Bronx, New York and Marie Fleming (Cleveland) of Merritt Island, Florida; one nephew, Carlton Jordan of Washington, District of Columbia; a special friend, Louise Samuel Mitchell of New Jersey; and a host of nephews; nieces; other relatives; and friends.
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