Former Richmond resident, Eva Pearl Hurd Washington, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 15, 2021. Born January 30, 1927, in Oxford, OH, she was the sixth child of Christopher and Susie K Hurd.
Pearl was regularly active in the Church as her father was a Minister traveling through cities in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana teaching God’s Word. Having no formal training, she taught herself to play the piano and did so for the church.
Her first job as a young teen was in a grocery store along with her best friend, Cassie Burrell, she spoke often of their friendship through the years and the dun time they had working together. Pearl also worked at Elizabeth Parker’s Restaurant, Staco and Huffy Corporation where is retired at the age 55.
Pearl enjoyed crocheting, knitting, gardening, and art and she has a special affection for cardinals. Her fondness for the bird was beautifully painted on canvas for her by her niece Jacqueline Clark Walker.
Pearl enjoyed being active and outdoors and initiated a walking program to enjoy both. She walked two to three miles daily and friends waved as she passed by carrying her stick in the event of stray dogs. She also enjoyed bowling and for several years, she and her husband, John, bowled every Saturday evening with her sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Thomas Clark, at Richmond 40 Lanes.
Her greatest joy though was doing things with and for her family. For years when the family resided in Richmond, after church on Sundays, they gathered at 2103 South L Street, the home Pearl dreamed of that John had built, to enjoy a delicious dinner lovingly prepared by her. The weekly family fellowship always included lively conversation, playing cards and board games, badminton, ball toss and the young ones being pulled around the yard by her in the little red wagon all10 of them enjoyed when young. “Gran- Gran” always had each one’s special food or snack on hand through the years any time they visited.
Eva Pearl leaves to cherish her memory four children, Deborah (Marvin) Flood, Damita (Kim) Armstead, John (Karen) Washington all of Arizona and Ranae Dabney, Cleveland, OH, ten grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. Eva Pearl was preceded in death by her husband John 13 prior to her passing, their daughter, Donna Lou, who died at 13 days old, a stillborn son, granddaughter, Brandi Pennington, parents Christopher and Susie K Hurd, sisters Lillie Ferguson, Thelma Spicer, Mary Clark, and Hallie Smith, and two brothers, Harrison and Robert Hurd.
There will be no service or public calling. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice Foundation of America or the Alzheimer’s Association.
Arrangements by Bunker’s University Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but www.bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.