James Julius Washington

James Julius Washington

Age 68, Luray, Va.

James Julius Washington, 68, of Luray, passed away on Sunday, July 30, 2023.

He was born on January 26, 1955, in Luray and was a son of the late Melvin Washington and Elna Pauline Johnson Washington.

James is survived by two daughters, Sharon P. Putrell of Gaithersburg, Md., and Sabrina Denise Washington of Richmond; three sisters, Deborah Washington of Luray, Celadore Celestine Washington of Greensboro, N.C., and Marjorie Ann Washington of Alexandria; four brothers, John Gregory Washington and Marion Lee Washington, both of Washington, D.C., Rodney Leon Washington of Fishersville, and Ronald Eugene Washington of Fredericksburg; six grandchildren, Aniya Washington, Isaiah Bailey, Brianna Bailey, Kariri Washington, Armani Branch and Malachi Branch; and his special friend, Carolyn Brown.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Marie Darnella “Sue” Washington and Gloria Jean Washington; and three brothers, Jeffrey Jerome Washington, Melvin Junior Washington and Randolph Franklin Washington.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 5, at the Bradley Funeral Home by Pastor Archie Webster, with visitation one hour prior to the service, from 1 to 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Veney Family Cemetery in Luray.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family to help with expenses. 

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