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Friday, September 21, 2018
6:30 - 7:30 P.M.

VISITATION Friday, September 21, 2018
5:00 - 8:00 P.M.
FUNERAL SERVICE Saturday, September 22, 2018
2:00 P.M.
St. James A.M.E. Church
(Progress Village)
5202 S. 86th Street
INTERMENT Garden of Memories
4207 North Lake Avenue
Tampa, FL 33610

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09/17/2018 10:45 AM


Mamie Ruth Washington Ashby, 70, of Tampa, passed away suddenly on Monday, August 27, 2018. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, September 22 at 2:00 p.m., at St. James A.M.E. Church, 5202 S. 86th Street, Tampa, FL.  Interment will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery. 

Mamie was born in Live Oak, Florida to Joe Washington and Ruth Ivey Washington Houston.  She was a 1965 graduate of Howard W. Blake High School, and a 1969 graduate of Bethune
-Cookman University with a B.A. degree in Foreign Language and English. 

Mamie was employed by the School District of Hillsborough County for over 44 years.  Her distinguished career included teaching Spanish, English, and ESOL in middle and high schools, as well as in adult education and night school programs. 

She was an active member of Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church; a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; Bethune-Cookman University and Howard W.  Blake High School Alumni Associations; and various civic and professional organizations. 

Mamie was preceded in death by: her parents; sister, Marva Brown; and brothers Thomas Hills, George Washington, Willie Washington, and Ervin Washington, Sr. 

She is survived by: husband, Gregory Ashby; daughters, Akilah Graham-Allen (Greg) and Jasmine Ashby Belton (Marlon); brothers, Lee Washington (Ruby), Lonnie Houston (Shirley) and Alexander Pugh; sister, Viola Archbold (Kenny); sisters-in-law, Sanook Washington, Eartha Hills, Coralee Elrington, and Sandra Carney; brother-in-law, Derek Ashby; grandchildren, Jamie Leggett, Noah Allen, Jonah Allen, Nylah Allen, and Gregory Allen of Tampa, FL; stepchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 

The remains will repose after 5 p.m. Friday, September 21 and the wake will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301 N. Howard Avenue, Tampa, FL.

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301 N. Howard Avenue 
Tampa, FL 33606-1508
Phone:  813.253.3419 
  Fax:  813.251.4912
Email:  raywilliamsfh@verizon.net         
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