Elaine Rebecca Washington

August 19, 1939 ~ February 28, 2020 (age 80)


Elaine Washington, 80, born August 19, 1939, in Aiken, South Carolina, went home to be with our Lord, February 28, 2020, in Charleston, West Virginia, after a long illness.  She was a graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School and a retiree of Union Carbide and Fashion Fair Cosmetics.

Elaine loved her family, traveling, fashion, art and cooking.  She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sibling and friend. Elaine was a deaconess and a member of Lydia’s Daughter at Shiloh Baptist Church.  She was also a member of Black Women’s Business Association and Conservative Club.  Through her various community roles, Elaine helped others believe in their talents and offered support to cultivate their dreams.  Family was her life and their care and well-being were important to her.  Elaine kept a daily schedule of their activities and reminded them to show up dressed for success and on time. 

Elaine was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles Abnathy, second husband, Roosevelt Washington, son, James Gregory Washington, daughter, Sherri Lynn Washington, parents, Edison and Helen Price, sister, Marilyn Price Lovett, brothers; Edward Price and Howard Price.

Elaine leaves behind to cherish her memory, daughter, Donna Abnathy, grandchildren; Fawn, Joetta, Jamar, James, Martec and Amelia, five great grandchildren, brothers; Malcolm Price (Loretta), and Charles Price, sisters; Florence Perry (Aaron), and Mary Jane Price, a host of nieces, nephews and  cousins, companion, Cleveland Stokes, and many friends.

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March 7, 2020

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Callender Funeral Home
706 Rebecca Street
Charleston, WV 25387

Private Services

Callender Funeral Home
706 Rebecca Street
Charleston, WV 25387

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