Biography: Wilma Sue Washington was born September 16, 1938 to Clara and Henry Strong in Decatur, Alabama. She attended
Conecuh County Training School.
After graduating, Wilma moved to Harlem, New York where she worked for French and Polyclinic Hospital until its closing. After which, she worked for the Board of Education as a crossing guard and in the cafeteria. She was a proud and devoted union member where she served as a shop steward for many years until her retirement.
In 1980, Wilma married Eddie Lee Washington and they remained
together until her death. Prior to her illness, she was an active and proud member of the Greater File Chapel Baptist Church. She loved her church for over 50 years.
Wilma loved to cook. Everything her family knows about cooking, they learned from her. She was famous for her sweet potato pies that she baked by the dozen and gave out to family and friends.
Wilma was a stern, strict mother, extended mother, grandmother and great-grandmother with plenty of love to give with her entire heart. If you were blessed to receive it.
Wilma Washington peacefully transitioned from our world on February 12, 2021.
She will be remembered by: her husband, Eddie Washington; three brothers: Nathan, Kenneth and Charles Strong; one sister, Gwen Davis; two children, Darnell Strong and Tracey Nared; three grandchildren:Mykel, Colister and Dymetrius; six great-grandchildren, along with a host of family and friends to honor her memory and legacy.