Oscar Eason, Jr

Jun 30, 1930 – Dec 18, 2017

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Oscar Eason Jr., 87, of Seattle, Washington, passed away Monday, December 18, 2017 at Valley Medical Center after a long battle with Cancer. Funeral mass will be held at 10:00 am, Thursday, January 4, 2018 at St. Paul Catholic Church, 10001 57th Ave S., Seattle, Washington, 98178. Burial will be at Tahoma National Cemetery. Viewing will be on January 3, 2018, from 2pm to 5pm at Bonney-Watson Capitol Hill, 1732 Broadway, Seattle, WA. A Rosary will be said for Oscar on January 3, 2018 at 7:00pm at St. Paul the day before the funeral.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Oscar was born June 30, 1930 in East Bernard Texas to Oscar and Doris Eason. He graduated from Phillis Wheatley High School in San Antonio, Texas. He was drafted into the Army and fought in the Korean War. Oscar earned a degree in mechanical engineering from Prairie View A&M University in 1957. In 1961, he married Lois Anne Mitchell. Oscar worked professionally in government service for over 50 years.

Oscar Eason Jr. worked most of his adult life for the cause of social justice. He was the national president of Blacks in Government from 1994 to 1998. From 1999 to 2002, he served as the president of the Seattle King County NAACP. Oscar made it his life’s work to be an advocate for those who had no voice. He endeavored to change the world in which he grew up in order to make it better for all.

Oscar is survived by his wife, Lois. His daughter, Angela Green and her husband Eugene of St. Louis, MO. His son, Oscar Eason III and his wife Gloria of Kansas City, MO. His grandchildren, Oscar Eason IV, Jaylen Green, Derek Eason, Lauryn Eason, Jazzmin Hill, Elexys Hamilton and Jeremy Eason. His sister Nell Rose Eason. His nephews, Dr. Charles Hunt and his wife Bobbie. And Charles Sonny Eason. Great-nieces, Robyn Corr and her husband Dominic and Nicole Ford. Great-nephews, Charles Hunt Jr., Jason Robinson and Sean Carrington.


Pia Scott, BIG BBC Region XI
Temple Hills , MD
Jan 18, 2018

Please accept my deepest sympathy. To lose a love one is difficult at best, but to lose a visionary and leader is a devastating loss for all. May God comfort and keep you always.

Katherine Fernandes Kirklin
St Louis, MO
Jan 10, 2018

May God be with your family. May you feel comfort in your time of bereavement.

David Marley
Brier, WA
Jan 7, 2018

My condolences for the loss of Mr. Eason. I have fond memories of Mrs. Eason and Oscar Eason III and my prayers are with you and your families during this time.

Al and Mary Klimczyk
Crofton, NE
Jan 5, 2018

Our prayers and thoughts are with you Louis and your family.

May Oscar's soul rest in peace.

Willie Pugh
Seattle, WA
Jan 4, 2018

Oscar you were a great man and leader. I am proud to have known you. All of my care and healing wishes go out to your family.

Brenda Moriarty
Renton, Wa
Jan 4, 2018

Oscar & I worked a lifetime for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Oscar was a wise man that shared his knowledge with anyone who asked for advice.

He was a valuable asset to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers & Blacks In Government, Oscar will be deeply missed.

My condolences, thoughts and prayers are with the Eason family during this difficult time.

Hamisi Oliver
Seattle, WA
Jan 3, 2018

My true condolences to Mr. Eason and his family. I respected Mr. Eason as a civil right activist and a individual. He will be missed. May his soul rest and peace.

Robert Salgado III
Desert Hot Springs, Ca
Jan 3, 2018

I served in the military with Oscar Eason III, my sincerest condolences to my Army brother and your family for your great loss. I love you brother.

David Loud
Seattle, WA
Jan 3, 2018

My condolences to Lois and all Oscar's family and loved ones. I didn't know Oscan personally, but admired the important role he played over the years in civil rights and progressives causes. I will miss his unique fund-raising pitches at the annual MLK Celebration at Garfield High School. I did get to know Lois as a nurse-leader of SEIU 1199NW at Valley Medical Center and a member of the Mary Mahoney Professional Nurses Organization. I hope the family's grief will soon be overshadowed by gratitude for Oscar's life and all it made possible. He will live on in all the lives he touched and the changes he helped win. Rest in peace, Brother Eason.

Jacquie Jones-Walsh
Seattle, Wa
Jan 3, 2018

My prayers are with you and your family. Oscar was a great leader and mentor.

Jacquie Jones-Walsh
Seattle, Wa
Jan 3, 2018

My prayers are with you and your family. Oscar was a great leader and mentor.

Cheryl Peterson
Seattle, WA
Jan 3, 2018

My prayers go out to the Eason Family and Friends. Mr. Eason was at the helm of the Blacks In Government Organization when I first entered service for the Federal Government and it was Mr. Eason that taught me the importance of Civil Rights. I applaud him for his work not only in the Blacks In Government Organization but for his tireless work in the Seattle community to ensure that we all knew what Civil Rights meant as a person of color! May the work he's done speak for him. You have fought a good fight and now you rest! Cheryl Peterson, Regional Director, Region X Blacks In Government

Edd & Hattie White
San Antonio, TX
Jan 3, 2018

We are praying for the family in this time of sorrow. So, lift up your heads and be strong knowing that God will comfort you and heal your broken hearts. We missed Oscar this Christmas and will continue to miss his annual visits.

Willis & Margaret Tate
Mercer Island,, Wa
Jan 3, 2018

Our prayers and condolences to the Eason family. Thanks for sharing Oscar with us in our struggle and fight for justice.

A job well done. Rest in peace my brother. I cherish the 30 plus years we spent together striving to improve the quality of life for all people. It was a blessing to serve with Oscar as Co-Founder of Region X Blacks In Government and other organizations. Oscar's commitment to Civil Rights will be forever recognized as a significant part of our community. He will be greatly missed.

I regarded Oscar as a special friend and spiritual brother to me.

Willis Tate

Stephen heller
Auburn, wa
Jan 2, 2018

Dear Lois; I recently read of Oscar's passing. I was aware of his activity in the Civil Rights Movement, but, until I read his obituary, I did not know the great width and depth of his accomplishments. His was a life well lived. Please accept my condolences. Sincerely,

Stephen Heller

Joyce T. White
Brooklyn, NY
Jan 2, 2018

Condolences to his family.He was a fine gentleman and good National president.R.I.P.

Deborah Gary
Philadelphia, PA
Jan 2, 2018

My deepest sympathy to the family.

Former Natl Communications Director

Former BIG DISA Chapter, RXI

Maria Guye
Seattle, Wa
Jan 2, 2018

May your memories comfort you all during this difficult time.

RIP Oscar. Job well done.

Avis Rhinehart Haynes
Oakland, CA
Jan 2, 2018

Prayer and Condolences to the Eason family. May God keep and bless you during this time and going forth. Oscar, Thank you for your service. Job Well Done! Rest in Heaven...

Brenda Tucker-Jeffries
Matteson, IL
Jan 2, 2018

Job well done.

Terrasena Jones
Cocoa, FL
Jan 2, 2018

May you rest in heaven.

Lillian Gray
Waldorf, MD
Dec 31, 2017

Our prayers go out to the family of Mr. Eason. May God give you strength and comfort during this time of sorrow. Mr. Eason is in the loving arms of our Lord and Savior.

Officers and Members


Blacks In Government

Lacy & Dorothy Steele
Bellevue, WA
Dec 30, 2017

Oscar was a fighter that fought for the civil rights of those being oppressed. He spent many days of his life helping others. Oscar always had time to fight for the rights of those that needed help in securing their rights. No problem was to large or to small for his assistance.

Oscar will be missed. The civil rights community will have a difficult time in finding some one to fill his shoes..

Oscar you are missed and we plan to continue the fight.

To Oscar's family, thanks for sharing this civil rights fighter

with our community.

To GOD be the glory.

From one who was able to walk the journey with Oscar.

Lacy Steele, President Emeritus Seattle- Kong County Branch NAACP

Avery Grant
Long Branch, NJ
Dec 29, 2017

RIP, Thy good and faithful servant. All that you have done for BIG and its members is greatly appreciated and will be long remembered. God Bless you and your family---and all of Big members, and we pledge to keep moving and growing---thanks for sharing your wisdom, passion and energy! We at Fort Monmouth Mentors Chapter were grateful recipients!

Pernell Cofield
Baltimore, MD
Dec 29, 2017

My deepest sympathy to The Eason Family.

May God Bless and Keep You.

Pernell Cofield

Greater Baltimore Chapter

Blacks In Government

Fred Wilson
Cochran, GA
Dec 29, 2017

To the Eason family: The superlatives and accolades bestowed upon Oscar's work are all true and warranted.

His life has been a great testament illustrating how the compassionate human spirit of one can weld a multitude

of influence on the lives and hearts of many. I will always

appreciate working with him in the NAACP and BIG. I will forever cherish our friendship. Needless to say, above all, I am going to truly miss my friend.

Carl F. Jennings
Long Branch, NJ
Dec 29, 2017

My condolences to the Eason family.

May God's love comfort you at this time.

Dr. Doris Sartor
Montgomery, AL
Dec 29, 2017

To the Family of Honorable Oscar Eason, Jr.

My prayers are with you on the loss of an exceptional man.

He exemplified the following:

"You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world."

Honorable Eason did all that and so much more. As the National President of Blacks In Government, please know that the entire Blacks In Government family is sharing the burden of this loss. Your loss is a loss to all the people who knew him. With love and sympathy.

Michele T. Peyton
Washington, DC
Dec 29, 2017

My sincere condolences to the Eason family during the loss of your family member, Oscar Eason, Jr. May God comfort you during this time and beyond.

December 29, 2017

James Driggins
Alexandria, VA
Dec 29, 2017

My prayers and thoughts are with the family. Oscar was a good man that will be greatly missed!

Yolanda L Sullivan
Fort Washington, MD
Dec 29, 2017

My prayers to the Eason family during your time of bereavement. Know that his work made a difference to many. Rest in peace, Mr. Eason.


Yolanda L. Sullivan

Marcus Singleton
Upper Marlboro, Md
Dec 28, 2017

My condolences to the Eason family. Mr. Eason was one of Blacks in Government's shining stars. Rest in peace Brother Eason. You will always be remembered by your friends and colleagues in BIG.

Laurrita Spriggs
Bethesda, MD
Dec 28, 2017

To the Family of Honorable Oscar Eason,

We were sadden to hear of the passing of our BIG Brother.

Please accept our sincere heartfelt sympathy and may God

continue to bless you, and give you all peace.

"Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted." Matthew 5:4

The Honorable Oscar Eason will be sorely missed!

Blacks In Government

NIH Chapter Region XI

Donna Thomason
Lancaster, CA
Dec 28, 2017

May God be with the Eason Family during this time of their loss. The BIG family and NAACP family will miss Mr. Eason and his leadership. He certainly did a tremendous amount for both organizations. He is in Gods hands and is resting peacefully.

Donna Thomason, President

High Desert Chapter

Blacks In Government, Region IX


Treasurer, Antelope Valley Branch #1023

NAACP, Region I

James & Arnetha Welcome
Pensacola, FL
Dec 28, 2017

My prayers are with Honorable Oscar Eason Jr. family. Brother Eason was a fighter for justice and equality. He was a true Drum Major for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He will be truly missed.

James R. Welcome

LaShan Haynes
Washington, DC
Dec 28, 2017

Rest In Power Honorable Eason. You were a Leader and Trailblazer and you will be greatly missed.

Our sincerest condolences and prayers to the Eason Family.

LaShan Haynes, President

EPA-William D. Barber Chapter

BIG Region XI

Charles Oliver
Seattle, WA
Dec 28, 2017

Oscar -

I cannot thank you enough for all the leadership and support

you gave me through the years. You was my mentor and like a father to me.

When I was Region X Regional Council President and I asked you to be my parliamentarian, even though you didn't want to accept the position, you accepted anyway, to make sure I was passing motions and procedures that were in BIG by-lays and constitution.

I never met Martin Luther King Jr, but I do know Oscar Eason Jr and in my book you are one of the greatest Civil Rights leaders of all times.

Peace and rest my friend.

Queen Daniels
Mobile, AL
Dec 28, 2017

My sincere condolences to the Eason Family.

Port City Chapter Blacks In Government

Tommy Swanson, Sr.
Fort Worth , Tx
Dec 28, 2017

My mentor and my friend, your leadership has been sorely missed. No one has displayed the courage, sense of compassion, and/or unselfish leadership that Oscar Eason provided for Blacks In Government. He set a standard that none after him could achieve. Rest In Peace my brother. My friend and my inspiration.

Region VI Director - 1999 - 2002

Calvin and Eleanor J. Stevens
Decatur, GA
Dec 28, 2017

Our condolences to the Eason Family. May the Love and Peace of our Lord and Saviour comfort you all during this time and all the days ahead. Rest In Paradise, Oscar Eason, Jr.

Betty Mitchell
Dallas, Tx
Dec 28, 2017

He fought a good fight! I had great respect for Him. He leaves a void. I worked in the D.C. Area for 11 years and 24 years in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was a professional! I loved him.

Charlene Henry LEe
DeSoto, TX
Dec 28, 2017

To the Eason Family, may God keep his loving arms around you during this difficult time. Oscar will always be with you in your heart. God Bless and keep you my prayers are with the family.

Charlene Henry Lee

Francine Sellers
Washington, DC
Dec 28, 2017

To the Family of Oscar Eason: I'm very sorry for your lost. You have my deepest sympathy.

Rest in Peace Oscar!

Francine Sellers

Washington, DC

Sheryl Leverette
Corona, CA
Dec 28, 2017

I fondly remember Mr. Eason from the many Blacks In Government (BIG) events over the years. He was loved and his knowledge and expertise will be missed. I am grateful for all that he did for the BIG organization.

My prayers are with the Eason family during the homegoing of their love one. Thanks for sharing him with the rest of us.

Love, Sheryl Leverette, BIG, LA/Long Beach Area Chapter

Patricia Brooks Ly
Seattle, WA
Dec 28, 2017

To the Family of Oscar Eason: May you find perfect peace during this time of sorrow and reflection on the loss of your loved one.

We will miss him too.


Patricia Ly

Regional Director

Blacks In Government | Region X

Port of Seattle Chapter

Flo Stevenson
Linden, TX
Dec 28, 2017

To the family of Oscar Eason, know that many of us appreciate you for sharing Oscar. He was a man that did not hesitate when it came to helping others. He was a blessing to know and I encourage you to remember the good times.


Floyzell Stevenson

Tillman M. Peck
Washington, DC
Dec 28, 2017

With deepest sympathy . . . .

--Tillman M. Peck,

Member of NOAA Chapter, of Region XI, of Blacks-In-


Keith Allen Langford
Azle, Te
Dec 28, 2017

my BIG hammer when I joined along with Ralph Brown. RIH Oscar...

Gary and Michelle Blackmon
Aurora , CO
Dec 28, 2017

Honorable Oscar Eason, an Icon who truly loved BIG and all of his brothers and sisters. He will be sorely missed!!! He's walking around heaven and his work is done - no need for advocacy. We want to let his family know that we are sorry for their loss and we will pray for them. God Bless!!!

Emily Clarke
Suitland, MD
Dec 28, 2017

To Mr. Eason's Family: Thank you for the opportunity to have gotten to known Mr. Eason. May he rest from all of his hard work.

Walea Walker-Valentin
Brooklyn, NY
Dec 28, 2017

My sincere condolences to the family.

Oscar you will be remembered forever in the hearts of many.

Dr. Gwen Bridgett
Washington, DC
Dec 28, 2017

Oscar, it was a pleasure knowing you. You will be missed by many. God bless the family.

Dr. Ulysees L. Gilbert II
Reston , Va
Dec 28, 2017

My condolences to the family. One of God's soldier is returning to continue the good fight in heaven.

May his soul Rest In Peace (RIP)

Dr. Charles A Horne
Tacoma , WA
Dec 28, 2017




Neavaly Touray
Dumfries, Va
Dec 28, 2017

My condolences to your family

Carolyn Dudley
Washington, DC
Dec 28, 2017

I am sorry to hear about your loss. I pray that the Lord Jesus Christ will comfort your hearts during the passing of your love one.

With deepest sympathy,

Carolyn Dudley

Carolyn Hamilton
Phoenix, Az
Dec 28, 2017

Rest in peace.

May GOD bless you all.

David Groves
Woodbridge , VA
Dec 28, 2017

My condolences. Thank you family for allowing Honorable Oscar Eason Jr. the time away from home to provide sound leadership and guidance for many years to Blacks In Government. May he rest in heaven and will never be forgotten.

Lisa Harrison
Seattle , WA
Dec 28, 2017

RIP Oscar!

Mrs. Theresa B. Mitchell
Live Oak , Tx
Dec 26, 2017

We are so sorry for your loss. Our family is keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.

The Mitchell's

(family of the late Rev. I.W. Mitchell Jr.)

San Antonio, Tx. 78233

James Daniels
Windcrest , TX
Dec 26, 2017

My deepest condolences to the family and friends.

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