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Neill Funeral Home

3401 Market Street, Camp Hill, PA

OBITUARY

Bonnie J.H. Washington

April 29, 1943June 28, 2020

Bonnie Jean (Haines) Washington, of Mechanicsburg, was born April 29, 1943 in Reading, PA to the late Roland Haines and Marie (Perry) Haines.

During her childhood, her mother and grandmother taught her to be forth rite, steady and do for others as you want done to yourself. Those tasks stayed with her until her last breath.

Bonnie was educated through the Reading School District. During her school years, she met her husband Curtis L. Washington Sr. at the age of 14. He was unaware of her amazing thoughts and plans for them at that time. She then graduated from Reading High School in 1961. She attended business school in Boston, MA, receiving her business certificate. In the 80’s she taught computer processing, worked as a photographer, open a babysitting service in the home, managing children from ages 1–4 years old. She was truly a jack-of-all-trades. In the 1990’s she graduated with her Associate Degree in Medical Assistance from the Academy of Medical Arts & Business, in which she also taught several classes soon after.

As Bonnie and Curtis’s life together continued with their shared purpose God, Family and Friends. Their family grew and she withdrew from the work force to do what her mother and grandmother did for her, focused solely on raising children. Due to her husband’s many military assignments, she decided to become a foster parent and remained in that process for over 20 year. Bonnie devoted her time into instilling her life centerpiece for more than over 24 foster and adopted children, receiving numerous accolades from the city, state and federal government.

Bonnie is survived by her husband, Curtis L. Washington Sr., sons - Curtis L. Washington Jr. and wife Teresa of Wilmington, NC (and their four children between them Chanel, Tenorazel, Quindelia, and Curtis III), Craig A. Washington Sr. (and his 2 children Cierra and Craig Jr.), Anthony B. Washington and wife Evelyn of Frederick, MD ( and their children between them Crystal, Meisha, Sameerah, Marcus and Anthony Jr.), Alisha R. Washington, Corey S. Washington, Albert J. Washington, Ameeriah E. Washington of Mechanicsburg, PA. Her brothers Johnny Haines of Florida, and his wife Lynn, Dr. Vernon L. Cowell of Oregon and wife Dr. Rene’e. She is also predeceased by her brother Gerald Haines. She also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.

Funeral service will be 11:00 Monday July 6, 2020 from Neill Funeral Home, Camp Hill, with viewing from 10:00 until time of service. Entombment will be in Rolling Green Cemetery, Camp Hill.

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Rosalind Long Matthews

June 30, 2020

Bonnie was my best friend in high school. I just recently found her on Facebook and reached out to her. My condolences to the family!

Connie Bowen

June 30, 2020

Sending my sincere condolences to Bonnie's family. Bonnie and I were best friends growing up in Reading. We were always together. I've been living in Massachusetts for over 50 years. I'll always treasure the times Bonnie and I spent together. May she rest in the arms of our Lord Jesus. 💐

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY