Mary Louise Washington

Mary Louise Washington

AGE: 75 • Long Branch

Mary Louise Washington, age 75 of Long Branch passed away peacefully with her daughter and loved ones by her side on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch. Mary was born in Alcott, West Virginia to the late William and Dorthula Saunders in October 1938. She worked for many years at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch until retiring in 1993 then dedicated herself to working at K-Mart in West Long Branch until her departure.

Mary was also predeceased by her husband, Charles Washington, known as "Big Charlie" in 2011 and two brothers, Williams Saunders, Jr. and Wendell Saunders. She leaves to cherish her memories two daughters, Annette Saunders of Long Branch, Cassandra Washington (Wilbert) of Houston, TX; one son, Charles Washington of Gulsport, MS; four brothers, Kenneth Saunders of Jacksonville, Fla., Robert Saunders of Martinsville, VA; Walter Saunders (Barbara) of Bassette , GA; James Saunders (Frances) of Martinsville, VA; two sisters, Susie Jackson of Charlotte, NC, Betty Harris (Clarence) of Baltimore, MD; two sisters in law, Thelma Saunders of Martinsville, VA and Lillian Saunders of Beaufort, SC; two grandchildren, Robert L. Saunders (Louie), Nicole Washington; a cousin, Cynthia Miller; a host of relatives, friends and a very special friend Eloise Fitzgerald.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 1st, from 11:00 am until the time of the Going Home Service at 12:00 pm at the Salem Baptist Church, 116 Third Ave., Long Branch. The family invites you to write a letter of condolence at


Funeral Home

Damiano Funeral Home
191 Franklin Ave. Long Branch, NJ 07740

Published in Asbury Park Press on Feb. 26, 2014