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Jacquelyn Patricia Washington

December 15, 1927 — March 24, 2023

Jacquelyn Patricia Washington was born December 15, 1927 in Mt. Clemens, Michigan, to proud parents Rev. Robert and Anna Manning, the second oldest of three children, which included brother Robert and sister Bobett. She was preceded in death by both her parents and siblings. Jacquelyn, affectionally known as “Jackie”, was a loving daughter, opening her arms to her stepmother Rebecca Manning, caring for her until God called Rebecca home.

Jackie attended Mt. Clemens High School, and went on to graduate from Michigan State Normal College, now known as Eastern Michigan University, as the first college graduate in her family.

She dedicated her life to Christ at an early age and was very instrumental in her church, Turner Chapel CME in Mt. Clemens, Michigan, under the tutelage of her father. She loved working with the youth, teaching piano lessons and supporting the children’s Ministry in her church as well as the children of the community.

Jackie later moved to New York where she was united in Holy matrimony to Robert Stover, with whom she was blessed with three children, Karol, James, and Robbin. After relocating back to Michigan with her family and settling in Detroit, Jackie continued her commitment and dedication to the church, joining Greater St. Peters AME Zion Church under the pastorage of Rev. Metcalf.

Jackie was well educated in the foundation of the AME Zion church, and her spiritual journey led her to meet Rev. L.A. Washington, whom she later married, blending an additional five children into her family.

Jackie was a faithful woman of God who held various positions in the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. She served as Secretary for the Detroit District Women’s Home and Overseas Missionary Society. She loved and enjoyed serving as Delegate for the Michigan Annual and General Conferences. She was the Coordinator of the Home Missions Banquet of the Michigan Annual Conference. Jackie was appointed Periodical Secretary for the Michigan Annual Conference where she served diligently. She later carried her church membership to Calvary AME Zion Church. Ultimately, after much prayer, she joined St. Peters AME Zion Church of Hamtramck, Michigan.

Jackie held multiple positions in Administration at Sinai Hospital over many years, later changing fields and joining the accounting department at Bundy Tubing Corporation, where she retired after several years of service. Not giving up the workforce entirely, she worked a few years for Continuous Forms, Inc. and also volunteered for the Detroit Election Committee as a poll worker.

In addition to her faith, family and career, Jackie had many other passions. She loved traveling! She adored cruising and enjoyed many tropical destinations, including the Bahamas, Mexico and multiple Caribbean islands. She was especially excited about her travels to the Holy Land and Egypt. She also enjoyed traveling within the US, exploring many of the various states. Jackie enjoyed sports, football being her favorite (she was once an avid Lions fan). She also enjoyed dining out, bowling, and playing cards - Bridge and Bid Whist being her favorites. In her later years, she added word puzzles and bingo to her recreations.

Jackie was truly blessed with a wonderful life. She was a strong woman, who took on the trials of life without buckling, facing her physical challenges with grace and faith, never missing a beat. Jackie lived a very impactful life through her love for her family and church, long career, and extensive hobbies before transitioning on to eternity on March 24, 2023.  

She leaves to cherish her loving memory: daughters Karol (William), and Robbin (Ernest), a loving daughter in-law Ella Washington, and bonus son Johnnie (Voncile). Her only son, James, preceded her in death.  Continuing her legacy are (9) grandchildren: James, Roderick Jr., Kristal, Kristopher, Stacey (Steve), William Jr. (Sherada), Johnnie (Gina), Yaara Shea and James E.; (25) great-grandchildren, (8) great-great grandchildren and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews. She will also be greatly missed by her special sister in Christ, Sylvia Henderson, childhood friend, Geraldine Vance, and close friend, Carol Carter.




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Friday, April 7, 2023

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Saturday, April 8, 2023

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