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O'Vivian J.B. Washington

God has summoned our dearly beloved, Ms. O'Vivian Jones Blowe Washington to be with Him in Heaven forevermore. O'Vivian peacefully answered the Master's Call on Thursday, July 31, 2014, while lovingly surrounded by her only daughter and her grandson at their residence.

O'Vivian was born April 2, 1956, to the late Mr. Arthur and Mrs. Corrine Jones Blowe. At an early age, she confessed Christ as her Savior and became a member of the Olive Branch Baptist Church in Dinwiddie. She received her formal education from the Prince George County Public Schools. She later enrolled as a student at John Tyler Community College. O'Vivian was gainfully employed by Genco as a dispatcher on Fort Lee Army Base, Fort Lee.

Her favorite past time was enjoying a lively game of playing cards with her family and friends, but most of all she enjoyed showering her love and affection upon her only grandson Mason. He was the "apple of grandma's eyes" and dearest to her heart. She was a constant inspiration and a loving support system for her loving daughter and her grandson. She will be truly missed by her dear family, extended family, close friends and all who knew her.

O'Vivian leaves to cherish her precious memories: her loving and devoted daughter, Lavina "Peaches" Washington; her loving and devoted grandson, Mason Hill Washington; and her only dear brother, Timothy Blowe, all of Prince Geroge County; a loving surrogate daughter, Felisha Wyatt; her loving and devoted extended family to include: one aunt, Marie Hall; one uncle, Raymond Skipper; two cousins, Joyce Hall and Virginia "Pookat" Raines; special devoted and caring friends, Dianne Jones, Tiffany Moss, Joel Washington and her devoted Genco family.

A celebration of life will take place at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in the Chapel of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, 102 South Ave., Petersburg, with the Rev. Sylvia Tucker officiating. The interment will take place at the Branch family cemetery in Dinwiddie. Viewing will take place on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. A family wake will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. in the chapel.

At the request of the family, food items are to be omitted and there will be no repast following the funeral service.

Active and honorary pallbearers are asked to assemble at the funeral establishment on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, at 12:30 p.m.

The family will assemble at 3913 London Road, North Prince George, the day of the service.

Family members and friends are invited to pay final tribute to Ms. Washington at ww.jmwilkersonsince1874.com.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the staff of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, 804-732-8911, www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com.

Funeral Home

J M Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc.
102 South Avenue  Petersburg, VA 23803
804-732-8911

Published in The Progress-Index from Aug. 1 to Aug. 3, 2014
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