Julia Ann McAuley Washington, age 95 of Cameron, NC transitioned into eternal rest on Monday, October 5, 2020 at Liberty Commons Rehabilitation Center.
Julia came into the world on February 15, 1925 to the proud parents of the late Emuel and Cassolene McNeill McAuley; also, a stepmother, the late Sadie Dickens McAuley. “Mama” was called by many names; “Ju”, Ju Babe, Ms. Ju, Ma Ju, and when the grandchildren came along she was called “Granny” and has been “Granny” to so many, even to those she didn’t know.
She was a member of Love Grove AME Zion Church where her faith walk began.
Julia was married to the late Peter Washington and to this union eight children were born in which two preceded her in death.
She was also preceded in death by her parents and husband; two children, Tamer Washington Upchurch (Melvin) and Peter Roger Washington; siblings, Lourene Darby, Carrie Newkirk, Cassie Richardson, Ruby Daniels, Wanzie McAuley, Will James McAuley, Emmanuel McAuley; three sons-in-law, Melvin Upchurch Jim Reed and David Ware, Sr.
Left to cherish her memories are her children, Sandra Reed, Jerome Washington (Algiareen), Earl Washington (Sandra), Rev. Vera Smith (Willie), Laura Ware, and Kathy Washington; sister, Vinell McAuley Pearson; two sisters-in-law, Johnella McAuley and Ernestine McAuley, nineteen grandchildren, thirty six great grandchildren and nine great great grandchildren.
Professional Services Entrusted To: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford
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