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Lorraine Gertrude (Gibson) Washington

December 27, 1935 ~ April 17, 2020 (age 84)


Longtime member of St. Edward the Confessor Church in Bowie, MD; Lorraine Gertrude Washington  transitioned peacefully on Friday, April 17, 2020.  She is the beloved mother of Michele A. Washington Martin and Aurelia S. Parks(Rodney) and loving grandmother of Ariel Renee Martin, Franklin Alexander Parks and Lauren Alexandra Parks. She is also survived by her dear sister Delores Gibson and a host of other relatives and friends.  Lorraine was predeceased by her parents Helena Catherine Covington and John Earl Gibson, brother John Earl Gibson, Jr., grandmother Lora Washington Covington and aunt Pearl Covington Smith.                               

 Please know that a Memorial Celebration will be forthcoming. 

However, condolences may be left on the"Tribute Wall" or donations be made to the kidney.org/support site as the family has requested in lieu of flowers.



      Often times, people think that the word “soulmate” only relates to a romantic partnership. I am here to tell you that is false. My grandmother was my soulmate. From the day I was born, she has never let me down. Any dream I had she followed. Any friend I had was a friend to her also. So many people loved her because she gave her whole heart to everyone. I don’t believe she knew how to do otherwise. A phenomenal woman. A class act. The most incredible gift I have ever received. I love her fiercely and with more soul than I’ve ever loved anyone. You can only be loved by someone like her once in a lifetime - and that’s if you’re lucky. And I’m more than lucky, I’m blessed. It is an honor and a pleasure to be her granddaughter and I can only hope that I will measure up to even 1% of the awe inspiring woman she is. She never missed a moment of my life. She taught me what it is to be strong and what it means to have faith and dreams. I can never repay the unconditional love and unwavering kindness she gave to me. All I can do is give back to others and teach them what she taught me - to laugh loud, give generously, and love hard. With the deepest love and all that I am, I love you Nana. Thank you.

 Ariel Martin  

"R.I.P. Nana, I love you very much and I will miss each day. Thank you for the memories, the laughs, the smiles, and for helping to raise Lauren, Ariel, and I. I will continue to make you proud. You may be gone from sight but you will always be in my heart. I may never hear your voice again but you will forever echo in my heart"

Franklin Parks



























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