OBITUARY

Erroll Francois King

December 15, 1967October 17, 2019

Erroll Francois King was born in New Haven, CT to Earl and Arlene King on December 15, 1967. Erroll excelled in sports and public speaking as a child. He received numerous awards in track & field, swimming, kickball, softball, and basketball. In college he pledged Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated, while attending the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

At the age of 15, Erroll was diagnosed and treated for Hodgkin’s Disease; and like the fighter he’s always been, successfully beat the disease.

Erroll worked as an operations manager in banking and various other fields. His last position was at Blackboard Inc. where he worked on the Finance Team.

Erroll married Gwen Washington on November 10, 2011, in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. Erroll was an active participant in Men’s Season at Ebenezer’s AME, in particular the annual cook-off. He also worked in the production area of the church. Erroll was an avid New Orleans Saints fan and cherished the fleur-de-lis.

After a hard-fought battle with gastric cancer, Erroll passed away peacefully on October 17, 2019 at his home in Bowie, MD. Erroll’s compassion, helpfulness and friendliness will never be forgotten.

Erroll is survived by his loving wife, Gwen; parents, Earl and Arlene King; sister, Rolena King; daughter, Sydney King; stepchildren Sheria, Maurice and Arianna Washington; and step granddaughter, Ilana Washington, the apple of his eye. Erroll was preceded in death by his sister Arlana Maria King and his step grandson Isiah Washington.

He’s also cherished by a host of friends who loved him like a brother.

Services

  • Celebration of Life

    Thursday, October 24, 2019

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Rolena King

December 29, 2019

Erroll King is my brother. Our family and I miss him tremendously. He died much too soon.

One of the things I miss the most about him is his smile. One of my most fond memories of him is from last year. I was on the computer, and when he thought I wasn’t looking, I caught him looking at me and smiling.

Erroll left a legacy in this world that is more valuable than having thousands of social media followers or a surname on a building. He had a kind heart and left the legacy of helping others; I hope everyone who knew Erroll will keep his legacy alive by helping other people and teaching future generations to do the same.

Ever since Erroll was a child, he helped people. He frequently earned Good Sportsmanship Awards for various sports every year in summer camp. When he picked me up from the bus stop, he carried my books for me when I was in elementary school. He also helped our parents with their garden and actively volunteered in the community ever since he was a child.

For several years, Erroll was a child and adult volunteer for Howard County Human Rights Commission’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration where he made centerpieces and helped our mother and other volunteers with catering. He also helped our mother and other volunteers with catering at open houses. While working full-time and raising a family, Erroll made time to coach little league in Baltimore. He also volunteered at Resurrection’s Christmas Bazaar when he was a child and served as an usher for Church of the Resurrection when he was a teen and adult.

The aforementioned list of how Erroll helped his family and the community is only a short list of the good he brought to this world. Everyone who met him has at least one story of how he helped them.

Erroll, we love you and wish you eternal peace and happiness.

Love,
Your Sister, Rolena

Rolena King

December 29, 2019

Erroll King is my brother. Our family and I miss him tremendously. He died much too soon.

One of the things I miss the most about him is his smile. One of my most fond memories of him is from last year. I was on the computer, and when he thought I wasn’t looking, I caught him looking at me and smiling.

Erroll left a legacy in this world that is more valuable than having thousands of social media followers or a surname on a building. He had a kind heart and left the legacy of helping others; I hope everyone who knew Erroll will keep his legacy alive by helping other people and teaching future generations to do the same.

Ever since Erroll was a child, he helped people. He frequently earned Good Sportsmanship Awards for various sports every year in summer camp. When he picked me up from the bus stop, he carried my books for me when I was in elementary school. He also helped our parents with their garden and actively volunteered in the community ever since he was a child.

For several years, Erroll was a child and adult volunteer for Howard County Human Rights Commission’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration where he made centerpieces and helped our mother and other volunteers with catering. He also helped our mother and other volunteers with catering at open houses. While working full-time and raising a family, Erroll made time to coach little league in Baltimore. He also volunteered at Resurrection’s Christmas Bazaar when he was a child and served as an usher for Church of the Resurrection when he was a teen and adult.

The aforementioned list of how Erroll helped his family and the community is only a short list of the good he brought to this world. Everyone who met him has at least one story of how he helped them.

Erroll, we love you and wish you eternal peace and happiness.

Love,
Your Sister, Rolena

Rolena King

October 25, 2019

Erroll's parents and the church he grew up attending are having a Catholic Mass said for him. Information about the Mass is pasted below.
Thank you.
Sincerely,
Rolena King
Sister of Erroll F. King

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.
Catholic Mass for Erroll F. King
Church of the Resurrection
3175 Paulskirk Dr.
Ellicott City, MD 21042

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