Marcelina Merly H. Hilario Washington

April 26, 1925January 14, 2013
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Marcelina Hilario Washington was born to Felix and Laureta Hilario on April 26, 1925, in Malabon, Rizal, Philippines. She was one of three siblings. Marcelina married Jerome Randolph Washington on August 21, 1945 in the Philippines. She came to the United States of America on December 4, 1957 with her six children to join her hus-band. They had three additional children in the United States. Marcelina became a United States citizen on February 14, 1967 after completing required courses at Mission Adult High School in December 1966.

Marcelina lived a long life as a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and homemaker. Commonly called “Grandmommy”, she loved to cook Filipino cuisine and passed many of her delicious recipes on to her children and grandchildren. Her big warm hugs, infectious laugh, and hilarious anecdotes will be dearly missed, but the memories will be cherished greatly.

Marcelina was preceded in death by her parents, two siblings, one daughter, Erlinda Meadors, and two grandchildren. She leaves to cherish her memory, seven daughters, Shirley de Jesus Bonner, Vivian Mae Gonsolin, Lisbeth Jane Campbell, Claire White- Hilario Washington, Geraldine Washington, Lisa Lorraine Seigle, and Sandra R. Champion, and her only son, Richard Lee Washington; daughter-in-law Patricia Ann Washington; two son-in-laws, Calvin Campbell III and Michael Champion; twenty six grandchildren, twenty two great-grandchildren, and a host of dear friends.

We will miss her more than words can express and she will always be in our hearts.


  • Visitation Monday, January 21, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Marcelina Merly H. Hilario Washington

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Calvin & Irverene Campbell

February 16, 2013

We are sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was a sweet and caring person who always asked about me and told Calvin to take care of his mother.She will be remembered and missed dearly. Love Irverene & Calvin Campbell

Virginia Johnson

February 16, 2013

With sincere sympathy and loving concern.There are no words to ease your pain, so I'm offering a silent prayer that the Lord will draw you near and comfort you in the tender way that only he can at this time.

Love the Johnson Family

Desiree Crossley

February 16, 2013

God will tenderly comfort you... He will give you the strength to endure. May God be close to you now, for strength and comfort and may His peace overflow in the days to come.

With deepest sympathy the Crossley Family

Alma Santana

February 14, 2013

Richard and Pat, I am sorry to hear of this temporary departure of your dear mother. We know that our heavenly Father, Jehovah will provide the comfort that you and your family need at this time. Love you both!

Victor and Robin Adra

February 14, 2013

Dear Richard and Pat, May Jehovah alway sustain you. Thinking of you!

Laura Mook

February 14, 2013

Richard and Pat, keeping you both in my thoughts and prayers.

Marilyn ...

February 14, 2013

Richard, your mother was a source of encouragement to me each time I saw her. My heart goes out to your family in your time of loss.

George & LaRue Deaver

February 14, 2013

Richard and Pat, May Jehovah comfort you at this time. We love you both!

Dennis and Lesa Brown

February 14, 2013

Richard and Pat, we are sorry. Please let us know if you need anything. If you need to get out of town we will come and get you and bring you back. come see the beautiful snow. We will see you soon.

Debra & Rodney Gilbert

February 14, 2013

Richard and Pat, Loss of a loved one is never easy for anyone, however we as Jehovah's people know that this type of loss is temporary! Mommie will sleep for just a little while, though she will be missed for now while we await a new earth. Just know that all of us the English Congregation mourns your loss and includes your entire family in our prayers.