September 27, 1924 - December 27, 2020
Ethel Washington of Peoria, IL heard the Lord say, “Well done my good and faithful Servant”, on Sunday December 27th at the age of 96. She was born September 27, 1924 to Clara Woods and Albert Richardson in Clarksdale, MS. She was raised by her mom Clara and Louis Duffy. She married David Washington, Sr. on December 25th, 1941 in Benoit, MS. She leaves to cherish her loving memory (4) sons David (Vanessa) Washington Jr., Pastor Gregory (Wanda) Washington, Rev. Marvin (Monisha) Washington of Peoria, IL, Dr. Guy (Dorothy) Washington of Sacramento, CA; (2) daughters Clara J. Washington of Peoria, IL, and Valerie (Bishop Harold) Dawson of Cumming, GA.(18) Grandchildren that she adored, (29) Great Grandchildren, (8) Great-great grandchildren. She leaves a Sister/Cousin Ellen Woods-Washington, many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. One daughter – Joanne (Johnny) Davenport has anxiously awaited her arrival into Heaven. She was also preceded in death by her husband David and both her parents. Mom accepted Christ at an early age and faithfully served in worship at Rising Sun Christian Church for more than 60 years where she sang in the Senior Choir and served her “Silver” years on the Mother’s Board. She loved fishing, baking cakes and shopping…….of course, her hats! And of course, you know when you came by her house you would be watching Westerns or In the Heat of The Night! Mom retired from St. Francis Medical Center after 23 years of service. A private Celebration of Life Service will be held Friday, January 8, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. with a public drive-up visitation two-hours prior at 9:00 a.m. Pastor Greg Washington will officiate. Due to COVID-19 masks and social distancing are required. Mom will be laid to rest in Swan Lake Cemetery beside her husband, David; they would have been married 78 years this Christmas.
Ethel Washington of Peoria, IL heard the Lord say, “Well done my good and faithful Servant”, on Sunday December 27th at the age of 96. She was born September 27, 1924 to Clara Woods and Albert Richardson in Clarksdale, MS. She... View Obituary & Service Information
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