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Curtis Junious Washington Sr. 

Curtis Junious Washington Sr. of 2008 Hickorywood Drive, transitioned on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021.

Born May 15, 1933, in Isle of Wight County, Curtis was the last surviving sibling of five brothers and four sisters born to the late Joshua and Elmira Johnson Washington.

Curtis retired as Supervisor Planning and Estimating from Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth after 38 years of employment. Curtis was one of the first Black managers in the Naval Yard. He also worked several years for CIBA Chemicals as a courier.

Curtis was predeceased by his wife of 58 years, Mary Artis Washington. He leaves to mourn his passing his children, Curtis J. Washington Jr. of Louisville, Ky., Jacqueline W. (late Tedlee) Hargrove of Chesapeake, Belinda (Aldrian) Godwin, Calvin (Jackie) Simmons, Larry (Vicki) Holiday all of Suffolk, Nichole Simmons of Smithfield, Marcus Artis of Washington, DC and Calcy Laverne Eason of Gates County, N.C.

Family visitation and public viewing will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday, March 8. The memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 9 th in Crocker Funeral Home Chapel. Due to COVID-19 restrictions immediate family only. Military rites to follow at 1 p.m. at Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery. Professional services with dignity have been entrusted to Crocker Funeral Home Inc.