Ellen D. Washington, prominent Washington lay woman, dies from car accident injuries

October 27, 2006

Ellen D. Washington, a prominent lay woman in the Diocese of Washington, died October 25 as a result of injuries suffered in a car accident.

Washington, a member of St. Philip's Church, Laurel, was an active member of the Union of Black Episcopalians; co-convener of the Southern Africa Task Force which explored the possibility of establishing a partnership with the Church of the Province of Southern Africa; and was serving as co-chair of the Partnership Committee at the time of her death.

She also served in numerous leadership positions in this diocese, among them deputy to Provincial Synod and lay assessor.

Funeral arrangements have not been announced. Condolences may be emailed to her family at washfam@earthlink.net.

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