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Gwendolyn A. Washington

July 19, 1954 – March 9, 2020

NATCHEZ — Services for Gwendolyn Washington, 65, of Natchez, who passed on March 9, 2020, at Merit Health Natchez, will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2020, at 11 a.m. at Greater St. James Baptist Church in Natchez with Pastor D. Brook officiating. Burial to follow at Elgin Cemetery under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home.

A wake service will be held Friday, March 20, 2020, at Marshall Funeral Home Chapel in Natchez from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday the church.

Gwendolyn was born July 19, 1954, in Natchez, to Frank Ashley and Bessie Smith.

She was preceded in death by three sisters: Frankie Mae Ashley Henderson, Mary Ashley, and Nelda Faye Washington.

She is survived by her husband, Wesley Washington; two sons, Corey (Rana) Ashley, Sr., and Jermaine Ashley, Sr.; one daughter, Melissa Ashley; three grandchildren: Greyanna Ashley, Corey Ashley, Jr., and Jermaine Ashley, Jr.; one sister, Audrey (Sherrell) Duncan; three brothers: Lamar (Vanessa) Smith, Carl (Angela) Watson, Calvin Smith, James (Elnora) Washington, Elijah (Evelyn) Washington, and William Washington; and a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.