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Alfred Leonard Washington

August 25, 1961 ~ March 6, 2022 (age 60)


Alfred “Al” Leonard Washington was born August 25, 1961 in New Orleans, LA to the union of the late Dr. Leonard S. Washington and Earlena J. Washington. Al was preceded in death by his sister Valeria O. Washington. Al was a graduate of Marion Abrasom High School, Class of 1979. Memorial services will be held Saturday, March 19, 2022 beginning at 1:00 PM ET at Broad Street Church of Christ in Phenix City, Alabama. A second memorial service will held Saturday, March 26, 2022 beginning at 1:00 PM at 7114 Haynes Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana 70126.

He attended Southern University and Dillard University in New Orleans, Louisiana and the University of Louisiana in Lafayette, LA. In December of 1987, Al enlisted into the United States Navy and served as an Inventory Specialist assigned to the USS Missouri serving during Operation Desert Storm. Being in the Navy allowed Alfred to travel the world and at this time he took up the hobby of photography. He photographed and displayed his beautiful pictures at various ports of call such as San Francisco, Australia and New Zealand. Upon ending his tour of duty with the Navy, Al moved back to New Orleans and began to pursue his favorite past time of taking pictures at social events and family gatherings.

He began a career employment as a surgical medical technician for the Veterans Administration Hospital in New Orleans.

When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005, he evacuated to Alexandria, Louisiana with his mother and extended family. He continued his employment with the Veterans Administration Hospital in Pineville, LA. Shortly thereafter, he accepted a transfer to the Veterans Administration Hospital in Dallas, Texas. He returned to New Orleans in 2010 and continued his position at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in New Orleans until he retired in January 2021.

Shortly after retiring, Al moved to Columbus, GA to be nearer to his brother, Alvin. Upon his arrival in Columbus, Al became a member of Broad Street Church of Phenix City, Alabama. Al was a former member of Crescent City Church Of Christ In New Orleans, Louisiana.

Al loved to listen to music, taking pictures, and family gatherings. His other favorite pastime was watching football games and he could recall the stats of players and various football teams. He also loved music and his favorite musical groups were Earth, Wind & Fire and Incognito.

Al is survived by his brother Alvin William Washington (Crystal) niece, Tiffany Dabbs (Charlotte) Munich, Germany nephew Troy Washington, great- nephews, Amir Washington of Columbus, Ga. and Triston Dabbs, of Munich, Germany, aunts, Debra J. Oatis and Cheryl Jones; uncles Julius C., Aubrey L., and Kenneth Jones; cousins Tanyelle, Amelia and Zoe Gaskew, Gabrielle and Denver Moore, Amber, Chanan and Caylin Mitchell of New Orleans, Louisiana. He is preceded in death by his uncles Lonnie “Pop” Oatis, Jr. and Danny H. Rachal of New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Memorial Service
March 19, 2022

1:00 PM
Broad Street Church of Christ
1213 Broad Street
Phenix City, AL 36867

Memorial Service
March 26, 2022

1:00 PM
Crescent City Church of Christ
7114 Haynes Boulevard
New Orleans, LA 70126

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