She was born to union of Albert and Gladys Stewart on February 9, 1945. She is preceded in death by her parents; grandparents (Abe and Anna Laura Stringer and Edmond and Lottie Mae Stewart), and sister; (Bessie McCree).
She confessed a hope in Christ and was baptized at Trinity Baptist Church under the late Rev. Phillips. Anna was a woman of faith and licensed as an evangelist. Anna and William (spouse) founded Washington's Puppet Ministry over 20 years ago in Wichita, Kansas. She used the Puppet Ministry as a tool to win souls for Christ. Anna was educated in the St. Joseph, Missouri School District, attending Horace Mann Elementary School. She graduated from Central high School with "four years perfect attendance", 1964.
Following high school, Anna continued her education and received the following degrees: A Bachelor of Business Administration (Kansas Newman University); a Master in Finance and Accounting (Friends University, Wichita, Kansas); and a Master of Theology degree (Ambassadors of Faith Bible, Inc. St. Joseph, Missouri).
Anna was employed by the U.S. Department of Commerce Finance Division, retiring in 2009 and later from the Northwest Missouri Regional Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center.
She was married to William Y. Washington, Jr. on August 2, 1970 (42 years). She spent many years traveling extensively throughout the United States and Ismir Turkey (Holy Land) working in Civil Service jobs while William served in the United States Air Force.
She enjoyed working in her flower garden, sewing, crocheting, reading the Bible, praying for strangers, friends, and family as a witness for the Lord.
She leaves to cherish her memory: husband, William Y. Washington, Jr. (St. Joseph, Missouri); son, Kenneth Washington (St. Joseph, Missouri); daughter, JerreAnne Washington (Jefferson City, Missouri); sister, Dr. Minister Dorothy Blakley (St. Joseph, Missouri); sister, Lottie Stewart-Dawn (Kansas City, Missouri); mother-in-law, Francis M. Washington (St. Joseph, Missouri); brother-in-law, Leo Blakely (St. Joseph, Missouri); along with a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at Hope Fellowship Church. Interment will be afterward, at Ashland Cemetery. The family will receive friends before service Saturday, one hour prior to the service, at Hope Fellowship Church Mart Plaza, Suite L4, 2921 North Belt Highway, St. Joseph, Missouri 64506.