Rosie Lee Washington

March 19, 2016

03/19/2016

Past Services

Visitation
Tuesday March 29, 2016
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions
Service
Tuesday March 29, 2016
11:00 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions
Cemetery
Tuesday March 29, 2016
12:30 pm
Albert G. Horton Memorial Veteran Cemetery
5310 Milners Rd.
Suffolk, VA 23434
757-255-7217 | Directions
Service

ROSIE LEE WASHINGTON
 VIRGINIA BEACH- Rosie Lee Washington, 89, died March 16, 2016. She was born in Alabama to the late Zack Swoope and Mary Elizabeth Baker Swoope. Rosie was the widow of Jordan Washington, Jr. and was a member of Southside Tabernacle Church in Chicago where she served on the hospital visitation committee.
She is survived by her son, Marshall M. Washington and wife Sylvia; granddaughter, Marie D. Washington; sister, Catherine Brown; and several nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road, VA. Beach on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 from 10am to 11am with a Celebration of Life service to start at 11am with Pastor Rick Hocker officiating. Burial will follow in the Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veteran’s Cemetery.
Condolences may be shared with the family at www.altmeyerfh.com.

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charles brown
6 years ago

my aunt rose . aunt rose alway said that i was her favorite ,but we all know who her favorite really is ,well it was everyone whom she knew and love so dearly. We all love you to aunt rose. R.I.P.

charles brown
6 years ago

susie brown

Lillian Shegog
6 years ago

To me, she was Grandma Rose. She has been grandma since me, my sister and brother were born. She has been there for us and loved and cared for us like we were her own flesh and blood. The first memory that I have of my grandmother is when she literally saved my life. I couldn’t have been older than 3 when I had an asthma attack at her house. I don’t remember much, but I do remember feeling scared and alone until I saw my grandma holding me close to her. My sister and I went to stay with her for a few weeks after Grandpa Jordan passed, and during that time we all helped each other heal. We laughed, cried, and shared memories of Grandpa. I will never forget her smile, her amazing sense of humor and how she would dress to impress everytime we went grocery shopping. I love you Grandma and I wish I had just one more day with you, but I know that you’re in a better place and you can finally rest with Grandpa. I’ll see you later.
Love Always,
Lillian

Deborah Haynes-Shegog
6 years ago

My Dear, Sweet, Loving Mother. I have had the joy of knowing Rose all of my life, she and my Mom were best friends. It was established very early in my life that Rose was not just a family friend, I asked to call her Mother (she cheerfully agreed). Rose was there for me and my family at times when I didn’t think I would make it. She always had the best advice, the best Bible verse and lets not forget the best dinner rolls & tea cakes you would ever taste. I am so greatful to God that I was able to let her know just how much I loved her. She was there for my children, as their GrandMother all of their lives, who could ask for a better Parent? Once we realized you had passed, my youngest daughter stated that she wished we had more time with you. I told her that: “We as humans can be a bit selfish, if we were indeed granted the wish of time, we would still find a way to waste it.” I also told her that her Grandmother led a Beautiful and full life, she has truly earned her Crown. So Mother, I will say to you, JOB WELL DONE! Until we meet again, I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU, your daughter, Debbie

darnella
6 years ago

auntie was funny she was humorous just this past Christmas 2015 I picked up auntie from her southside Chicago home and brought her to my westside home, it was already planned that she would spend a few Christmas holidays with me and Chris, so we arrived with auntie and she happiliy settled in that evening. I made up a nice comfy bed for her, she said she was a little tired and wanted to turn in early for the evening it wasn’t long before she was fast asleep i remember checking in on her and watched her rest soundly and peacefully. The next morning Christmas day she woke up energetic and talkative. I made her breakfast she ate really good and as the day went on i finalized the Christmas dinner menu she insisted on wanting to help and i insisted that not this time you will be served and have to do nothing. Soon guests arrived dinner was served auntie enjoyed herself ate well and then the unexpectedly auntie said “i’m going home” and i said “but auntie you said you were staying a few days” “well auntie remarked with her infamous line “IN THE BACK OF MY MIND i said i’m going on home somebody here gonna take me home” auntie disappointed me but made me laugh at the same time. To my auntie that i love so dearly and will miss you everyday i will miss your funny sayings, endless curiosity and questions. I heard you saying before you departed this life “i’m going home” and surely that’s what you did accompanied by angels sent from God enjoy your new home auntie i can’t wait until we all meet up together again for the greatest family meal ever the marriage supper of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ…rest sweetly I LOVE YOU…don

Angela Pegues
6 years ago

Aunt Rose was a lively southern lady who loved the Lord, her family, and friends. She was a great cook and taught me a few things in the kitchen. She was truly loved and will be greatly missed.