Washpon, Myrtle Lee

Friday, June 1, 2012

Myrtle Lee Washpon, 84, died on May 26, 2012 after a lengthy illness. 

She was born Feb. 18, 1928, in Chattanooga, to the late Walter and Matilda Ford.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Washpon, Sr.; daughter, Lil Geneva; three sons, Thomas Harris, Michael and Washpon; granddaughter, Kimberly Washpon; and great granddaughter, Sa’Mora D. Lingo. Mother Washpon will be remembered for her loving and gentle spirit.

She is survived by her sons, Claude Jr. (Debra), Lamar and Anthony; daughter, Marilyn Thompson; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held at the Chattanooga National Cemetery on Tuesday, June 5, at 1:30 p.m.

The body will lie in state after noon on Monday, June 4, at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.



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