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Martin Luther King Washington

May 22, 1974 ~ January 7, 2024 (age 49) 49 Years Old

Martin Washington Obituary

Martin Luther King Washington affectionately, known to many family and friends as "Chance", was born on May 22, 1974 in Brooklyn NY to the late Kenneth James and Martha Lee Washington. Martin is a loving husband to Crystal Simmons-Washington and father to five beautiful children.


Martin gained his early education 

at P.S. 41, he became a proud graduate of Martin Luther King Jr. Highschool in NY, NY and later furthered his education as a senior, Highschool graduate. At an early age, Martin began his Christian experience at Brownsville Community Baptist Church under the leadership of the Late Rev. Harold Burton, Sr., where he served on the Junior Choir and the Junior Usher Board. 

Martin was designed with a unique personality, which made him tailor-made. His uniqueness was what made him able to connect with such a diverse circle of friends. Family and friends may describe him as quiet and reserved most times, but once he warmed up to you, you were guaranteed to meet "Chance". 

"Chance" understood the meaning of hard work and made all in his presence felt cared for and protected. Hard-work and caring for his family brought him so much joy. He is known for being a motivator with a witty sense of humor and he brought cheer to all who knew him. His legacy of LOVE will be remembered fondly.

"Chance" was a team member with Take 5 Carwash and Holiday Inn Express here in Charlotte, NC. He also was an entrepreneur alongside his brother Tracey at "The Touch Detailing" he enjoyed detailing

cars and he was a pro at it.


"Chance's" life was rich and meaningful. He left a positive impact on those around him and his dedication to family, work, and his unique personality are truly admirable. We give thanks to our Lord and Savior for his time with us. Martin "Chance" Luther King Washington, you are loved by many and will be greatly missed!


"Chance" is preceded in death by: the late Kenneth James and Martha Washington, Maternal Grandparents; Aaron Washington and Ruby Washington, Willie Palmer, Nephew; Kusan James, great nephew; Asiah Figueroa


He leaves to cherish his Memories,  Loving Wife; Crystal Simmons Washington,  Adopted Mother Vivian Coley and Rosa Bell Palmer (Nana), In-laws; Mr. Samuel Ancrum, Jr. (Rena), Children; Devonne Washington (Lachae), Minasha Steele Washington, Special M. Nicole Washington, Brooklyn Skye Washington, Marlo King Washington, grandchildren; Ka'Jahri Steele, Kymire Steele, siblings; Mellisa James-Webb (Nathan), Fredrick Pelham(Tanya), Marlon Washington ,Corey Washington, Latoya Washington (Michael), Tracy Coley (Samoan),

Lonnie Coley (Tharon), Evonne Coley (Petey) and Adora Thompson, goddaughter; Samoria Coley, godson; Trayvion Coley, brother-in-laws; Brian Ancrum and Tyrell Ancrum


His nieces and nephews were more like his children some affectionately called him "Uncle Daddy" they will also cherish his memories, Kellie James, Nakia Mccoy, Angel Figueroa, Korianna Washington, Diamond James, Amarion Caldwell, Ta'shaun Pelham, Aliyas Sanon,

Zariah Washington, A'rynn Richard, Shakia Bradshaw, Uniquewa Anthony and Trey Harris, cousins; Shonette Glover (Arty), Karen Washington, Micheline Carter, Vernessa Mitchell, Patrica Washington, Tiara Washington, ArRone Washington, Jhavoiya Washington, Mark Tyler Jr.(Janelle), Daniel Tyler and Monica Broadie, Aunts; Eleanor W. Broughton, AnnaBell Washington, Lavina Jefferson, Roslyn Tyler (Mark), Uncles; Aaron Washington, Eugene Washington, Henry

Washington (Virgina), Best Friend; Consulla Koaco Edwards. 

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Gathering of Family and Friends
January 12, 2024

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
House of Rosadale Home of Funerals - Charlotte
5216 E Indepence Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28212

January 13, 2024

2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
New Waves of Joy Baptist Church
4739 E W.T. Harris Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28215

Celebration of Life
January 13, 2024

3:00 PM
New Waves of Joy Baptist Church
4739 E W.T. Harris Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28215

Private Interment

Family Cemetery-Charleston, SC
Cainhoy Rd.
Charleston, SC 29492


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