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Beatrice W. Washington

Published 12:00am Wednesday, November 14, 2012

June 11, 1928 – Nov. 10, 2012

NATCHEZ — Services for Beatrice W. Washington, 84, of Natchez, who died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at her residence, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Christian Hope Baptist Church.

Burial will follow at the Natchez City Cemetery under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until service time Thursday, both at the church.

Mrs. Washington was born June 11, 1928, in Adams County, the daughter of James “Gene” Lewis and Anna Ford Lewis.

She was a member of a number of organization: Delta Chi Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta, Coalition of 100 Black Women, Lucinda Robinson No. 6 Eastern Star, Retired Educators, Ada Grand Chapter O.E.S., Alkoran Court No. 1, Daughters of Sphinx, Queen of the South, Heriones of Jericho, life member of Alcorn State Alumni, Pinkey Jackson, Amaranth, L.E. Spencer Administrative Council, Federation of Democratic Women, past vice president of Lizzie Shumaker, board of directors for Boys and Girls Club, Deaconess Council, Missionary Ministry and board of AMB Association.

Mrs. Washington was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Cornell Wade; one sister, Lauretta Foster; one brother, James Lewis Jr.; and one grandson, Trevor Wade.

Survivors include her husband, Nathaniel Washington; two daughters, Gwendolyn P. Marshall and husband, John, and Deborah W. Ware, all of Natchez; two granddaughters, Dandridge E. Murray of Cypress, Texas and Ashley S. Price of Baton Rouge; one grandson, Trey N. Ware and wife, Tonia, of Hattiesburg; one great-granddaughter, Rachel Ware; three great-grandsons, TreVonté Donald, Chryshean Malone and Channing Ware; four stepchildren, Nathaniel Washington Jr. and wife, Linda, and Landolph Washington and wife, Shirley, all of Grandprarie, Texas, Vincent Washington and wife, Dean, and Glynn Washington, all of Natchez; four godchildren, Mary Ann Brown of Baton Rouge, Brenda Holmes and Tom Toles Jr., both of Natchez, and Tianya White of New Iberia, La.; one godbrother, Leroy Woodfork of Dallas; one niece, Eddie Marie Smith; extended family, Gladys Hawkins and family; and a number of other relatives and friends.