Obituary for Mrs. Brenda Gail "'BIG RED"" Washington

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Mrs. Brenda Gail "'BIG RED"" Washington

December 26, 1960 - February 19, 2019

Brenda Gail Washington
“Big Red”
was born on December 26, 1960 to Radolph Johnson, Sr., Vietnam veteran, and Edith Faye Abrams in Dallas, Texas. She attended Paul L. Dunbar Elementary School, Fred F. Florence Middle School, and WW Samuel High School. Brenda accepted Christ as her Lord and Saviour at First Baptist Church of Dallas, Texas under Rev. D. P. Price.
Brenda met and married Duriel Washington in 1978. To this union, one daughter, Fashion Johnson, was born in 1979. Brenda later joined Salem Institutional Baptist Church, where she served under Rev. J. W. Washington.
Brenda was employed by the Fair Park, Joske’s, Nieman Marcus, Taylor Publishing Company, and several employment agencies. She was employed by Two Podners BBQ for 5 years until she was diagnosed with brain cancer in September 2018.
Brenda enjoyed dancing, listening to music, and playing cards and dominoes. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandson, her nieces, and nephews. She rededicated her life to Christ during her most recent hospital stay.
She is preceeded in death by her father Radolph Johnson, Sr., of Ben Wheeler, Texas, brother Cornelius Johnson, of Tyler, Texas, and brother Millard Johnson of Dallas, Texas.
She leaves to honor her precious memories:
Daughter, Fashion Johnson, grandson Joshua Pate-Johnson, and granddog, Romo.
Mother, Edith Faye Johnson
Sisters: Debbra Johnson, Francine (Ernest, Sr.) Williams, and Valerie Johnson. Brother Radolph (Erica) Johnson, Jr, and step-sister Sharon (Carl) Robinson, all of Dallas, Texas.
A host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.


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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, February 22, 2019

Time: 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Black and Clark Funeral Home


2517 E. Illinois Avenue, Dallas, TX, 75216

WAKE: 7-8PM, Friday, February 22, 2019
Black and Clark Funeral Chapel
2517 E. Illinois Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75216

Service Information

Date: Saturday, February 23, 2019

Time: 11:00 am

Black and Clark Funeral Chapel


2517 E. Illinois Avenue, Dallas, TX, 75216


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Born: December 26, 1960
Died: February 19, 2019

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Lisa posted on 3/12/19

My deepest condolences to the family. Losing a loved one in death is one of the most difficult things to face. All suffering and death will soon be eliminated and we have the hope of being reunited with our loved ones who have died. (Revelation 21:3,4; John 5:28,29; Isaiah 26:19) While on earth, Jesus demonstrated his ability to bring Brenda and others back to life. (John 11:11-44) May these scriptures bring some consolation until that time comes.


Joy posted on 3/11/19

I am so deeply sorry to learn about the passing of your beautiful loved one Brenda Washington. I pray that you find comfort in the warm and tender affection of others and that you know how much our loving heavenly father Jehovah cares for us all. John3:16 He assures us that death is only temporary and that soon our dead loved ones will come back to life by means of the resurrection. John5:28-29 All thanks to him and his loving son Jesus Christ whose death made all things possible! Do not let your hearts be troubled. Exercise faith in God!


Francine Williams posted on 2/27/19

Llife will never be the same without you big sister. We missed you going to the doctor today to take Mama Faye. You will forever be in our hearts and memories. Your spirit will be with us always. Fashion & Josh the Lord will give you strenght. Trust in him. Amen


Rhonda posted on 2/26/19

Someone special can never be forgotten. The memories of Brenda are also with our heavenly father who will remember every detail about her and bring her back to life. Until then may Jehovah give you comfort and peace throughout the days ahead. 2 Thess. 3:16