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Happy 100 Years, Ms. Fannie Washington!

Ms. Fannie Washington
Ms. Fannie Washington (seated) with her three daughters, Rev. Beola Walls, the late Mother Ella Norris, and Rev. Barbara Hunter.

Fannie Mae Washington was born in Norwood, Louisiana on April 22, 1921, to Mattie Roberts. On April 22, 2021, she celebrated her 100th birthday with loved ones representing six generations.

She married Robert Washington, and together they raised three daughters (the late Mother Ella Norris, Rev. Beola Walls of Peoria, and Rev. Barbara Hunter of Mississippi).

After her husband passed, Ms. Fannie worked for and retired from Caterpillar Inc., which afforded her to purchase and pay off her long-time residence located on Aiken Street in Peoria.

One of Mother Fannie’s favorite scriptures is Luke 22:32b which says, “When thou art converted, strengthen thy brother.” As soon as she could, she moved her mother, brother Uncle Sam Daniels, and sister Mollie Fowler from Benoit, Mississippi, to reside with her. They lived with her until their passing.

Affectionately known as “Aunt Fannie” throughout the community, she fed, housed, and provided financial support for many people in need.

Her legacy of ministers, musicians, and workers of the Gospel is proof of her commitment to God.

HAPPY 100 YEARS, MS. Fannie Mae Washington!