Mrs. Washington died Friday, March 1, 2013, at Habersham Medical Center.
Born Aug. 1, 1942, in Cherokee, N.C., she was a daughter of the late James Thomas and Jeanette Ballew Tankersley. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a daughter, Lisa Billingsley.
Mrs. Washington was a member of Old Nacoochee Missionary Baptist Church and was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Eugene Washington of Mt. Airy; son, James Washington of Toccoa; daughters and sons-in-law, Janis and Tony Cody of Mt. Airy and Tina and Thomas Griffin of Clarkesville; brother, Paul Tankersley of Jackson; sisters, Rachel Wooldridge of Conyers, Carolyn Pettus of Gastonia, N.C., and Ruby Murphy of Stockbridge; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
An online guest register is available and may be viewed at mcgaheegriffinandstewart.com.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Northeast Georgian
March 6, 2013