Rena Mae Washington
November 16, 1941 – June 1, 2021
Rena Mae Washington, age 79, passed on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. She was born on November 16, 1941, to the late Elder Sam Jackson White Sr. and Harriett Johnson White of Glen Allen, Virginia. She is also preceded in death by two daughters, Rosa Mae and Patricia Jackson; a grandson George Jackson; three brothers, Charles, Ernest (Bubba), and Mack Arthur White; one sister, Joyce White Davis.
Rena was raised and educated in Hanover County, Virginia. She was baptized at Abner Baptist Church as a young child. She served in many areas of the church. Singing in the choir was her calling ministry of servitude. When Rena lived in Charles City, Virginia she moved her membership to Union Baptist Church, she later returned to Abner where she served faithfully until her health began to decline.
Rena worked for Duplex Envelope and Star Transportation for many years. She enjoyed singing, traveling, and being outdoors.
Rena is survived by three daughters, Brenda Tengey, Darlene Jones, and Jacqueline Jackson; three brothers, Sam L. White Jr. (Helen), Theodore C. White (Jacqueline), and Tony W. White; two sisters, Carrie E. Morris and Zelda Y. Thomas (Tim); 20 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Geneva White; and a host of relatives and friends.
The family would like to say a special thank you to Ms. Mildred Barnes who was a dedicated caregiver to our mother.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 6 pm on Friday, June 11 at Affinity Funeral Service – Richmond Chapel, 2720 Enterprise Parkway, Richmond, VA 23294. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, June 12 in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow at 10 am on Monday, June 14 at Roselawn Cemetery.
My Dear mother I will miss you more than you know, but I’m glad & greatful that you’re resting in the care of GOD’S LOVING ARM’S
We will always remember your beautiful smile. Condolences to the family.
I miss you dearly my Queen, I wish I could hear you call my name again no one can say my name like you. Love you grandma always until we meet again your granddaughter Renee
My sincere condolences to the entire family. Praying for your strength and comfort during this difficult time.
My sincere condolences to the entire family. Love you Sherika and Darlene
Darlene and family sending my condolences to you at this for the loss of your mother may healing comes day by day no words can’t express the hurt or pain but May God bring comfort speedy. to you.
To Jackie, I send you my heartfelt condolences on loss of Aunt Rena she the epitome of God love. Not once did she complain but always had that smile and voice that you just wanted to never stop. I’m praying for you and know I’m just a phone call away Rest on Auntie
Sending out my love to My Family in their time of need.
Missing you so much 💕, love you ❤️
My deepest condolences to the entire family. Grandma Renee will truly be missed. She always treated me like one of hers. I’m saddened of her passing. God has gained a true angel. May she rest in forever peace🙏🏽🕊
My condolences to the family during this difficult time my prayers are with the family.
Darlene Jones – words can’t not express how much I am going to miss u as I cry. I want u to know that I love you so much. And I understand R. I.P my beautiful Mother
Love, prayers and condolences to the family. I remember her smiles and her singing.
Such a beautiful soul! I am so sorry for your loss.
May Ms. Rena rest peacefully. To Brenda and the family, I am so sorry for your loss and I pray for the healing of your hearts. Love each other a little harder and keep each other a little closer.
Thinking of you
I’m not going to be selfish but I can say I truly miss you
Praying that you continue to rest peacefully and continue to watch and guide my footsteps in times when I can do it on my own
I love you