Minden Press-Herald

Wednesday
Jul 23rd

Noisey B. Washington

Funeral services for Noisey B. Washington, 74, of Atlanta, Georgia, will be held Saturday, July 9, 2011 at 1 p.m. at Westhills Presbyterian Church with pastor Marinda Harris officiating. Burial will follow at Lincoln Cemetery. Visitation was to be held today (Friday, July 8, 2011) from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m.

Noisey B. Washington, the second child of Mr. Clint Ardis Washington, Sr. and Mrs. Mattie Houston Washington was born in Minden on June 21,1937. She was educated in the Webster Parish public school system.

Her extra-curricular activities included the Debate Club, Future Teachers of America, Drama Club and the marching band where she blew a trumpet. She was voted Webster's Band Sweetheart 1954-1955. She was Editor-in-Chief for the 1955 Wolf Annual. She graduated from Webster High School and was number three in the top 10 of the class.

She was a faithful member of Mt. Zion Methodist Christian Episcopal Church during her years in Minden. After graduating from Webster, she attended Wiley College in Marshall, Texas, taught school a number of years in Arkansas, moved to Kansas City, Missouri and later moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma where she was an active and faithful member.

After moving to Atlanta she united with the West Hills Presbyterian Church, served as an Elder and as the administrative assistant until her health began to fail. She was employed by Coca-Cola USA for more than 24 years and retired on July 1, 1994.

In 1970, her high school class of 1955 experienced the loss of their first classmate. Gatha Smith called her in Atlanta and asked her to make up a calendar of activities for a three-day event since the Minden classmates wanted to hold their first class reunion in 1971. She made the plans and mailed the calendar of activities to the '55 Class Committee.

After the success of the '71 reunion, the class voted to come back to Webster every five years beginning in 1975 where classes 1950-1960 were invited to attend. In 1980 classes 1924-1974 were invited. In 2005 she was able to travel to Minden for the last time for a reunion.

The Class of 1960 gave their 50th Class Reunion in 2010, invited the Class of '55 to attend as their special guest, but Noisey was unable to attend because of health complications. All Webster High School classes continue to follow her calendar of activities whether it is a three or four day event since 1971.

She was preceded in death by her parents; grandparents; two children, Lester Charles Jones, Jr., Malita Jones; one brother, Mr. Clint Ardis Washington, Jr.; and several aunts and uncles.

Mrs. Jones is survived by one daughter, Wendy Jones; two granddaughters, Malita Jones and Leslie Howell; one grandson, Anihus Howell; and one sister, Neburetta Marshall.

She is also survived by four nephews, Malcolm (Terri) Washington, Ricalus (Ronishia) Marshall, Ja' Norris ( La Tegan) Terrell and John Wynn; one niece, Y' Nita Terrell, Atlanta, Georgia; two special cousins, Dorothy Ann Chapple Gilbert of Minden and Nathaniel Chapple, Kansas City, Missouri; and a number if other relatives and friends.

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