|The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? – Psalms 27:1
On Sunday, March 7, 1999 at 11:15 p.m., Mrs. Addis “Jut” Cammon Washington was summoned home. This very rare, delicate, exotic flower, born June 19, 1931 was the daughter of the late Albert and Oleather Cammon of Norco, Louisiana. A worship celebration was held Wednesday, March 10, 1999, at the Greater Good Hope Baptist Church in Norco, Louisiana.
She was the devoted wife of Reverend Dan Washington, Jr., and the mother of Chanda Jean Smith of Detroit, Michigan; DeVon Arzell and DeWayne Artell Washington of Norco, Louisiana.
Assertiveness, enthusiasm, and a zest for living were very much a part of this capti-vating individual who received her early education in the St. Charles Parish School System. However, because there was no high school for blacks in St. Charles Parish, she had to be bussed to nearby Jefferson Parish. “Jut” received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Southern University and certified in early childhood development at Grambling State and Xavier Universities. It was during her freshman year at Southern that she was introduced to her husband by Raymond (Peck) Turner in August 1950.
“Jut’s” home became a haven for students and those young people who had finished college with a job but no place to live. This vivacious humanitarian was a living testimony of her commitment to God, man, and service. She had a magnetic personality with impeccable integrity and sterling character. She served her church, Greater Good Hope Baptist Church, in many capacities very well. She was blessed with unusual gifts and talents to work and serve the public.
At this season of the year, God with the tenderness of His Almighty Hand, saw fit to pluck from His garden of life one of its fairest flowers, a rose having grown to its fullest bloom—Addis “Jut”, a portrait of loveliness, with a halo of charm, beauty, poise, and grace.
Her soul winged its flight from a world of sin, sorrow, and sickness to a place of eternal rest.
|Source: Journal Louisiana Conference, 1999; p. 270 By Rev. Burnell Bell|