Funeral services for Washington announced.
A non-traditional funeral service for Lennie B. Washington, 63, of Wabash will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008 in the Jackson and Highley Funeral Home chapel. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Washington, born Feb. 22, 1945 to the late Rev. Johnny B. and Alberta Washington died Aug. 23, 2008.
Lennie grew up in Helena-West Helena where she attended Eliza Miller High School. She gave her life to the Lord at an early age at Second Baptist Church in West Helena. She married James Marshal in 1963 and they had six children. They moved to St. Louis and later to Waukeegan, Ill.
Lennie loved to cook and had a passionate love for her family. She was the loving mother of Sandra “Faye” (Antwoine) Bates, Anthony Marshall, Carlos Marshall, Angela Marshall, Marcus Marshall, Michael Marshall, and Corey Marshall. She was a health care professional for many years and retired from Rolling Hills Manor.
She is survived, cherished and will be remembered by her special friend, Calvin Fondren; her children, her brothers and sister, Timothy Washington, Melvin Washington, Johnny (Jenette) Washington and Berida (Leroy) Williams; 21 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; her neighborhood children; her uncle, aunts, nieces, nephews; and a host of cousins and friends.
A son, Anthony Marshall, her parents, Rev. Johnny B. and Alberta Washington and a brother, Cleburn Washington preceded her in death.
Jackson and Highley Funeral Home will direct services.