WASHINGTON- Of Chelsea, November 4th, Jeanette G. Beloved wife of the late Charles Anderson. Devoted mother of Deborah Washington and Allan Washington and his wife Marie of Chelsea, Charles Washington and his wife Winda of Danvers, John Washington and his companion Sherry Carter of Lynn and the late Sheila Washington. Daughter of the late Melvin and Olive (Hamilton) Washington. Cherished grandmother of Toby Washington, Lance Washington, Mark Hernandez, Juan Hernandez, Mario Hernandez, Rico Smith, Charles Washington., Jr. and Selena Washington. Also lovingly survived by 6 great grandchildren as well as many nieces, extended family and friends. Sister of Shirley Thompson and Roberta McKoy of Chelsea and the late Melvin, Jr. Robert and David Washington. Family and friends are kindly invited to attend Visiting Hours in the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea on Wednesday, November 10th from 3-6 PM with a Home Going Service beginning at 5 PM. Committal Services will be private. Though not required, those attending are asked to wear face coverings of masks.
Jeannette Gladys Washington, 83 years old, laid down on her couch to rest and woke up in her eternal rest on Thursday, November 4, 2021.
Jeannette was born, raised and educated in Chelsea. Jeannette left school as a teen to go to work to help provide for her family. Jeannette made sure that her children, Deborah, Charles and the late Sheila, Allan and John were educated by graduating from high school and some from college.
Jeannette’s achievement was being the best mother and grandmother to all her children by pouring out her love and affection upon us. She was also a great aunt and her nieces and nephews love her.
Jeannette worked as a young teen at the American Rag Company and later at the Sweetheart Paper Company. She also worked as a nursing aide to the elderly and worked in the Chelsea Public School System cafeteria. Jeannette was the first black woman to become a crossing guard for the Chelsea School System until she retired.
Jeannette loved all the children and they loved her. Jeannette was a person who would give you help or money or even a place to live if you had no home. Jeannette always saw the good in people. She took better care of her family and friends then herself. "As long as I have a roof over my head and food on my table, I am fine". That was who Jeannette was. She had a great sense of humor always laughing unless you got on her bad side. She had a heart of gold and love for all people.
Jeannette you have given us all your love and you have loved us no matter what. You have been a blessing in the lives of the people you have met in your journey in this world. You are now with Father God in heaven. We love you. Until we meet again in the heaven, God speed.
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