Felton Washington, Sr. was born on January 5, 1917 in McColl, South Carolina, to the late Mr. Cary and Mrs. Bazella Cole Washington. Felton departed this life on Sunday, March 8th at the home in McColl, SC.
At an early age he accepted Jesus as his Savior and was a dedicated lifelong member of Fletcher Grove Missionary Baptist Church where he was ordained as a Deacon under the leadership of Reverend J.P. Pankey. He was later honored and served as Chairman of the Deacon Board Emeritus. Felton also served and participated in Sunday school and B.T.U. (Baptist Training Union), Bible Study, Missionary, Church Choirs, Men's Ministry, and supported all church ministries. He was recognized as the Father of the Church.
Felton attended the public school system in McColl, SC. He retired from Scotland Plant in Wagram NC. He had a great love for serving the Lord and enjoyed gardening. He was a devoted husband and his greatest passion was his family.
He was joined in matrimony to Margie Ree Moore, who preceded him in death. They were blessed with twelve children, two preceded him in death: twins, Billy Washington and Betty Waddell-Wilkie.
He loved singing gospel music and was the last original member of the Four Shadows of McColl, S.C., singing for many years on the WBSC Sunday morning program. He traveled to many churches, near and far, spreading the good news of Jesus Christ through song. Although he formally retired singing with the Four Shadows in November 2007, he faithfully continued supporting the group until his health no longer allowed him to.
He leaves to cherish his memory; children: Robert (Alberta) Washington of Bennettsville, SC, Bridgett Washington of Medford, NY, Irene (Neville) Bacchus of Bronx, NY, Elbert Washington of Charlotte, NC, Beazetta (William) Liles, Vernell Leach, Felton Lee (Lorene) Washington, Randolph Washington, and Evelyn (James) McInnis all of McColl, SC, Michael (Cynthia) Washington of Laurinburg, NC, and Dolly Washington of Charlotte, NC; one daughter-in-law: Rose Washington of Columbia, SC: one son-in-law: Wendell Wilkie of Florida; forty-three grandchildren, many, many great grand, great great grand, and great-great-great grandchildren; a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and dear friends; Family of Clifton Goodwin , Jerry English, and members of the Four Shadows of McColl, SC.
The family is receiving friends at 113 Fair Plain Lane, McColl.
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