Obituary of Carol Washington
Carol Ann Washington was born on February 20, 1939 in Newark, NJ to Marvin Davis and Savanah Weaver. She died unexpectedly in East Orange General Hospital on July 17, 2017.
Carol was the oldest of her brothers, Howard Davis and Lawrence Davis. Both preceded her in death.
Carol graduated from West Side high school in Newark in 1957. After high school, she secured a position as a telephone operator for New Jersey Bell and later became a telemarketer. She later worked as a telephone operator for many years at both East Orange General Hospital and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Hospital in Newark, NJ before she retired.
Carol married Curtis Washington, Sr. To this union, three children were born; Johnna, Curtis Jr.,(aka Albert) and Kevin. After Curtis Sr’s death in 1981, Carol met and shared her life with William 'Billy' Jeter, who affectionately called her 'Jean'. Although they never married, they deeply loved and cherished each other until his passing in 2009.
Carol was an avid reader and read over 100 romance and mystery novels annually. Her favorite television shows were “Jeopardy” and “Wheel of Fortune”.
Carol possessed a fun loving personality and a quick wit. She adored being the center of attention and socializing over a game of cards and drinks with her friends. She was fond of crocheting and most recently shared that joy with other ladies in the building where she lived. They innocently called themselves 'The Happy Hookers'. Carol also enjoyed going to the casino where her favorite past time was to pull all the handles on the slot machines that were unoccupied.
Carol deeply loved her family and will be greatly missed.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her children, daughter; Johnna Turner (Mark), son; Kevin Washington (Delores), as well as her foster children whom she raised as her own; Terry Johnson, Kim Johnson and Marvel 'Scutter' Johnson; five grandchildren, Aura Turner, Destiny Murphy, Amara Washington, Nadja Washington and Curtis Washington III, great grandson; Aaron Turner, sister-in-law; Margaret Davis, her church family and host of other family and close friends.