Ms. Washington died Satur- day, Dec. 5.
She was born Jan. 7, 1933, in Rockdale to Andrew Walton and Ruth Walton Thomas.
Ms. Washi ngton was baptized into the Church of Chr ist at the age of 70 and attended Fifth Ward Church of Christ in Houston until she became ill.
She was a 1950 graduate of Aycock High School, winning numerous basketball and track awards and also the school’s All- Around Girl Award her senior year.
Ms. Washington lettered in basketball and track at Prairie View A&M where she graduated in 1954.
She was inducted into the Rockdale Sports Hall of Honor in 2008.
Sur v ivors are a daughter, Pau la Phi l lips (Kennet h); a granddaughter, Amber Phillips; a grandson, Brian Phillips; and a great-grandson, Javian Michael Phillips Williams.