Mrs. Leona Muldrow Washington, affectionately known as "Sister" by family and friends, entered eternal rest on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, in Wilmington, Del.
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She was born to the late Daniel and Rosa Washington, Aug. 10, 1924, in Sumter County, S.C. Leona later relocated to Petersburg, Va.
Sister was an active Home Lead Member with the Salvation Army, she attended activities with the Happy Hour Senior Citizens, provided shuttle service and offered her culinary art to the St. John Episcopal Church and the community at large. Sister lived by the African proverb, "It takes a village to raise a child," even though she had no biological children. Her servant's heart rendered services such as, food, clothing and shelter, readily with goodwill as unto the Lord.
She was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters: Gussie Beckham, Harvey "Mock" Washington, Maxwell Washington, Ransom "Rand" Washington, Ishmel "Ish" Washington, Daniel "Dick" Washington, Ophelia "Phe" Nelson, Charles "Sim" Washington, and Calvin "Brother" Washington.
She is survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and very close dear friends.
A funeral service for Mrs. Leona M. Washington will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at the Chapel of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, Va., the Rev. Phillip Williams, pastor of Royal Baptist Church, Petersburg, eulogist. The interment will follow at Dinwiddie Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends at 3202 Fisher Ave., Hopewell, Va., and may be contacted by calling 804-536-6850 or Pam Washington Hinson 803-477-7003.
In lieu of flowers donations may be to the Salvation Army Home Lead Member — Petersburg, 1228 S. West St., Petersburg, VA 23803, in memory of Leona M. Washington.
Family members and friends are invited to pay final tribute to Mrs. Washington www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the staff of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, Va., 804-732-8911, www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com.
Published in The Progress-Index from Feb. 19 to Feb. 22, 2013