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Obituary for Barbara Washington

September 20, 1937 - June 6, 2020
Catlett, Virginia | Age 82


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.

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