Died: April 24, 2012
Mrs. Ella Ruth Washington, 73, of 7119 Bull Hill Road, Prince George, departed this life on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at John Randolph Medical Center, Hopewell. Mrs. Washington was born on December 21, 1938 to the late Willie and Lucille Wyche Byrd. She attended Virginia State for two years and was retired from Honeywell after 25 years of service. Mrs. Washington was a member of Friendship Baptist Church, Hopewell where she actively participated in the Seniors and Friends ministry. She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Lucille Byrd; sisters, Rosa Lee, Annie Mae and Carrie Byrd; brothers, Richard, Jessie, Henry and Eddie Byrd. Left to cherish her memory are: her husband, Lewis B. Washington, Sr.; one son, Lewis C. Washington, Jr. (Glenda); three grandchildren, Demario Spratley, Jarrail Brown and Arketta Claxton; two great grandchildren, Nia and Messiah Wimbrush; a sister, Mary Lou Hill (John); sisters-in-law, Elversta Jones, Lucille Robinson (Arthur) and Sylvia Roache (Eugene); brothers-in-law, John Hill (Mary Lou) and Randolph Washington (Phyliss); a god-daughter Amy Roache', host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. A funeral service will be held at 11:00a.m., Friday, April 27, 2012 at Friendship Baptist Church, Hopewell. The pastor, Rev. Dr. Carl M. Johnson will officiate. Interment will follow in the Mt. Sinai Community Cemetery, Prince George. Arrangements have been entrusted to the staff of Turner-Bland Funeral Home, Hopewell. Rev. William N. Bland, Jr., funeral director. For more information or to leave an online condolence, visit us online at www.blandenterprisesinc.com. We welcome you to view the memorial video tribute celebrating the life of Ella Washington. For a smooth playback click play then pause the video which will allow the video to properly load then press play again.