Sometimes it is hard to understand
Why certain things must be:
But there is a reason for it is all beyond
Our power to see!
God is the Master Planner of our fate,
all we can do is patiently wait!
On Saturday, January 28, 2023, God called our beloved Maude Lee Allen Washington for eternal rest. Her life began on January 12, 1925, the daughter of the late Willie Seymour and Mattie Hayes Allen of New Kent County, Virginia.
She was educated in the New Kent County School System. At an early age, she gave her life to Christ, was baptized, and became a devoted member of Second Elam Baptist Church. She was a faithful and supportive member of the Senior Choir and the Missionary Circle until her health began to decline.
Maude (aka Maude Lee, Grandma, Aunt Maude, Cousin Maude) retired from The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation after twenty-four years of service. The Lightfoot House was her House. She was also in charge of The Moody House, Lightfoot Kitchen, and Lightfoot Laundry.
She loved doing word search puzzles. She would go through a book in a week’s time. She loved listening to Gospel Music, watching game shows, and of course, watching Baseball games. Her favorite team was the Baltimore Orioles. She kept up with the stats, player numbers, and players that were traded to other teams.
Maude was a loving, quiet, and kind person. She was truly devoted to the welfare and happiness of her family. To know her was to love her, and she will be greatly missed by her family and friends. We will not mourn her passing because we know that God’s will has been done. She is now resting in the arms of Jesus, where she will find everlasting peace.
She was also preceded in death by her husband of fifty-six years, George Sr.; siblings, Herbert, Mattie, Willie, Walter, Roosevelt, and Ella; two sons, Ricky and George, Jr.
She leaves to cherish her blessed memories her daughters, Alice D. Morris and Joyce Jackson; sons, Alphonso Washington, Ronald Washington (Linda), Lorenzo Washington (Sherry), and Kevin Washington; twenty-five grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Ann Washington and Juanita Washington; a special cousin and caregiver, Nora Allen, who checked on her every day; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other loving relatives, and many caring friends.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, February 4, 2023, at Whiting’s Funeral Home. Interment to follow in Second Elam Baptist Church. Mrs. Washington may be viewed on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of her service in the funeral home. Facial coverings are required.
Professional services entrusted to the staff of Whiting’s Funeral Home, 7005 Pocahontas Trail, Williamsburg, Virginia 23185. 757-229-3011 whitingsfuneralhome.com