Mary Gerline Washington, 89, of Waynesboro, passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at Accordius Nursing Home, Waynesboro. She was born August 22, 1930 in Albemarle County, the daughter of the late Nelson Sims and Madeline Carr Sims.
She was a member of Jehovah’s Witnesses and she loved the ministry and teaching people about the Bible. She enjoyed playing guitar, watching softball and football and cookouts with her family.
The family would like to offer special thanks to the staff of Accordius Nursing Home for their care and to Charlton and Groome Funeral Home.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Washington, a daughter, Charlene Washington and five brothers and seven sisters.
Survivors include her children, Shirley Bourne and husband, Robert Bourne, James Washington, Sr. and his friend, Kim, Rosetta Carr, Betty Washington and Cassandra Tynes; one sister-in-law, Rebecca Washington; 18 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren; devoted nieces, Barbara Mallory, Stella Summers, Hilda Johnson, Thelma Sims and Carol Brooks; devoted friends, Jesse Stewart IV, Kenneth Thomas, Lewis Baskfield, Catherine Bonds, and many others.
Due to the spread of the novel corona virus a private family graveside service will be held at Riverview Cemetery with Jay Wayland as Officiant. A public Memorial Service will be scheduled at a date to be determined.
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