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Shizuko "Suzie" Washington

November 25, 1929 - July 29, 2020

Shizuko N. Washington, lovingly known as “Suzie”, of Newport News, passed away July 29, 2020, at the age of 90.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William T. Washington; her mother and father, Ko and Masaji Nakajima; and her brothers, Kaji and Shoichi.

Suzie worked as a seamstress for many years, while also being a devoted wife and mother.

She leaves to cherish her memories, her sons: Charles E. Washington and his wife, Mattie I. Washington, Ray Cotman, and his wife, Renee Cotman; her daughters: Sharon P. Phillips and her husband, Ricky L. Phillips, L. Carolyn Washington-Alston and her husband, Benjamin A. Alston; her grandchildren: Quincy Phillips, Lyea Phillips, Maurice Washington, Charles Washington II, Andre Cotman, Sharay Cotman, Ryan Cotman, Tori Alston, Miles Alston; great-grandchildren: Asia, Jasmine, Ava, Caiden, Ariana, Solana; sister-in-law: Nan Jones; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

A visitation of family and friends will be held on Tuesday, August 4 at Altmeyer Funeral Home-Denbigh Chapel, 12893 Jefferson Ave., Newport News, at 2:00 PM, followed by a service at 3:00PM.

Suzie will be laid to rest by her husband at Little Elam Baptist Church Cemetery in Charles City, VA, at a private family ceremony at a later date.

Altmeyer Funeral Home-Denbigh Chapel, is assisting with arrangements.


Topic: Shizuko Washington Memorial Service
Time: Aug 4, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Altmeyer Funeral Home – Denbigh Chapel

12893 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, VA 23608

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Time: 3:00 pm


Altmeyer Funeral Home – Denbigh Chapel

12893 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, VA 23608

A reception will follow at Altmeyer Funeral Home-Denbigh Chapel

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