Marilyn Eugenia WashingtonApril 25, 1945 ~ July 5, 2017 (age 72)
But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk , and not faint…
Marilyn Eugenia Washington born on April 25, 1945 to the late Winifred G. Queen and Eugene Washington peacefully took her rest on July 5, 2017 at Compass Hospice Center in Centreville, MD.
Marilyn was educated in the Queen Anne’s County Public School Systems and began her career in banking soon after high school. Marilyn started out working for Maryland National Bank and continued to work there until it merged with Nations Bank and later became Bank of America. She continued her career with Bank of America until she was forced to retire due to a back injury in the early 90’s. Many years later, she came out of retirement and became a Billing Assistant for Dr. Sprouse which was perfect for her because she was able to see, and talk to everybody that came in the office.
Marilyn accepted the Lord in her life at an early and was a faithful member of Robinson’s AME Church but frequently attended Reid Temple AME Church with her “crew” Nita and Cookie. Although church service didn’t start until 11:15 she would be ready to roll at 7:00 and would call Nita and say “Mills1, you and Cookie don’t forget me, I’m going to the Temple today”. Her favorite scriptures were Psalm 23 and Isaiah 40:10 and although her memory started to fail she was still able to recite the 23rd Psalm in its entirety.
Marilyn was loved by many and developed a bond with almost everyone that she came in contact with. As a result she was often referred to as “Aunt Marilyn” and adopted the nickname “Merly Pooh” which was affectionately used to by her Cousin Barbara. Marilyn loved being in the company of family and friends and was always ready for a gathering especially when she knew that Shirley Wright “Aunt Betty” was cooking the main dishes and Jan DeBrew was in charge of the fried potatoes.
When Marilyn was no longer able to drive; she found other means to get out of the house, she would walk across the road to hang out with Cousins Sue & Candie, or out the Lane to hang out with cousin’s Snooks and Pam. She also enjoyed spending nights with her girl/ niece Kathy because she knew she would feed her and take her out riding.
Marilyn was preceded in death by her only son Andre’ Washington and a brother Edwin Wright Sr., and leaves to live on through her memories; a devoted niece and nephew Nita & Jay whom she loved dearly. One Uncle Wendall Heath (Eleanor) of Chester, MD; Three cousins raised as brothers and sisters, Rev. Dr. Lee P. Washington (Anna) of Glenn Dale, MD; Robert Washington (Bronte’) and Frances Mills of Grasonville, MD; Nieces, Edwina Wright of Upper Marlboro, MD; Kathy Sorrell of Cambridge, MD and Arlene Roberts (Tyrone) of Grasonville, MD, Nephews; Reggie Wright, Edwin Wright Jr. (Robin), Victor Mills, Devon Johnson, and Eric Spence. Two godsons; Gary Sorrell, and Lionel Stull. Special cousins, Barbara Bordley, Tonya Washington, Arnita & Pam Cornish, Shirley Cook, Sue Carter, and Chenell Collins. Special friends: Nita Blackston, Lottie Curtis, Antonette Brock, Leroy Fitchett, Joyce Johnson, Elsa Miles, and Alfreda Pulley