Barbara Washington

  • Born: September 20, 1937
  • Died: June 6, 2020
  • Location: Catlett, Virginia

Ames Funeral Home

8914 Quarry Road
Manassas, VA 20110

Tel. (703) 368-2814

Tribute & Message From The Family

Barbara Washington was born on September 20, 1937 in Fauquier County, Virginia to the late John Blackwell and Emily Skinner. On June 6, 2020, Barbara passed away peacefully at home with her family at her bedside.
Barbara was baptized at an early age and became a faithful member of Oak Shade Baptist Church. She actively served on many ministries and was involved in starting the nursery at Oak Shade.
She was employed by Fairfax County School System and retired in 1995. Barbara took great pride in her work ethic and always had words of encouragement for her employees. She stressed to her children to always do their best no matter the job. Barbara was dedicated, loyal, and generous to her family and friends. She enjoyed spending time with her family and shopping.
She is preceded in death by her sisters, Ann Skinner, Janet Tibbs, and Mamie Thornton, as well as a brother, James Skinner.
Barbara leaves behind to cherish her memory, her husband of over 60 years, Thornton Washington, Sr.; six children, Barbara Alston, Sharon Sprow (Boyd), Beatrice Melecio (Virgilio), Glenda Payne (Michael), Thornton Washington, Jr., Carl Washington (Mary); five grandchildren, Kenya Bennett, Tanita Washington, LaToya Pasaoa, Jamyle Washington, Markita Banks; and ten great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind three sisters, Helen Barnes, Christine Skinner, Dorothy Skinner; one aunt, Hilda Blackwell; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.


Condolence & Memory Journal

My condolences to my Washington family. Praying that the Lord will continue to give you the strength and comfort. Barbara will be missed.
God bless and love Joyce Washington Johnson

Posted by Joyce Johnson - Rocky Mount, NC - Family   June 13, 2020


Just wanted to let you know you were in our thoughts....

Posted by Page, Denise & Marlene Holmes - Nokesville, VA - Family Friend   June 12, 2020

My heartfelt condolences to the Family of Barbara Washington. Thank you for your love and friendship for over the years.

Posted by Nancy Cave-Dance - Camp Springs, MD - Family Friend   June 12, 2020

My condolences to the Washington family. Mrs. Washington was such a sweet lady, and I always enjoyed talking to her. She will be missed.

Posted by Latishia Fields - Family Friend   June 11, 2020


My prayers & deepest Condolences!

Posted by Melissa Grayson - Bristow, VA - Family Friend   June 11, 2020


Deepest sympathy to the Washington family.

Posted by Rudolph & Diana Allen Allen - Warrenton, VA - Friend   June 11, 2020

Condolences to the Washington's Family. R.I.P. Mrs. Washington!

Posted by Cora Houston - Upper Marlboro, MD - Family Friend   June 11, 2020

Just wanted to let you know you were in our thoughts.... in the days ahead we ask God to cover you with His love and may her memory always place a smile in your heart❤❤

Posted by Greg and Aneva..(.Harold and Diane ) Carter - Warrenton, VA - Friend   June 11, 2020

Much Love & sincere condolences to the family. Barbara had such an infectious smile, you just had to love her - love & hugs to all my cousins.

Posted by Phyllis Thomas - Manassas, VA - Family   June 10, 2020

My condolences to the Family.She was LOVE and will be missed."REST IN PEACE"cuz

Posted by Cecil Shellington - Manassas, VA - Family   June 10, 2020

Our sincere sympathy in times like these Joyce and Amorita of Manassas.

Posted by Joyce and Amorita Allen - Manassas, VA - Family Friend   June 10, 2020

I'm saddened to hear of the passing of Mrs. Washington. I went to school with her children; Sharon and I were friends in elementary school.

Posted by Evangelist Barbara Smith Price - Atlanta, GA - Family Friend   June 10, 2020

Condolences to the Washington Family. Continue to keep the Faith in the Lord. We will certainly miss Barbara's smile and the love for her family. RIP Barbara.

Posted by Stella Pollard - Whitehall, OH - Family Friend   June 09, 2020

Love & condolences to the family.

Posted by Carl & Brenda Johnson - Bealeton, VA - Friend   June 09, 2020

Condolences to the family, Barbara will greatly missed she was very special to our Family her and my Mother Kathleen Jenkins were great friends and I can imagine my Mom right there to welcome Barbara such a sweet kind warm hearted loving lady R.I.P. Barbara we luv you and I no you and momma gonna be singing in that heavenly choir

Posted by Priscilla Jenkins - Remington, VA - Family Friend   June 09, 2020

Words can't express how sorry I am in the passing of your wife,mother and grandmother If there is anything that I can do please call me. Just remember she is singing with the angels 3

Posted by Georgia Woodson,Ross - Midland, VA   June 09, 2020

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