Linda Mae Cuthbert Washington
Linda Mae Cuthbert Washington was born on June 24, 1947, to the late Deacon Johnny Cuthbert, Sr. and Sister Bessie Mae Sullivan Cuthbert of Carneghan, Georgia. She is a 1966 graduate of Todd-Grant High School, Darien, Georgia.
Upon graduating from Business College with Honors in Jacksonville, Florida, Linda began her professional journey in Washington, D.C. She worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and later transferred to the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), where she medically retired in 2002.
Linda’s spiritual journey began at an early age, when she was baptized at Carneghan Emanuel Baptist Church (CEBC) in Carneghan, Georgia. Her spiritual journey continued at Riggs Park Baptist Church (RPBC) in Washington, D.C. In 1998 Linda was elected as an RPBC Trustee and the Treasurer, and she was an efficient fundraiser, too. She married John Junior Washington I, rejoined CEBC, and worked faithfully beside John, who preceded her in death in 2016, until her own health failed.
As a young girl Linda was very gifted in sewing. She designed and made the covers for the former CEBC offering and Sunday School tables, and earned a sewing trophy upon graduation from high school. She was extremely instrumental in church fundraising campaigns and procuring donations and other visible contributions for CEBC. Linda loved hosting events that centered around cooking delicious meals and entertaining family and friends. She always kept a positive attitude that emphasized “Faith, Love, and Hope.” Her family members and friends were her passion.
On September 7, 2021, from Wayne Memorial Hospital in Jesup, Georgia, Linda was called to her eternal home. She is survived by her sons Marco Cuthbert (Jennifer) and John Junior Washington II; her sisters Mary Ellen Hill, Emily Hayes, Kate Cuthbert, and Luvina Cuthbert; her brother Henry Cuthbert (Debra Wing); sister-in-law Mae Ruth O’Neal Cuthbert; brother-in-law David McCaskill; Uncle Jimmy Sullivan (Denise); her five grandchildren — Jasmine, Marco Jr., Marco II, Aaliyah, and Tegan Cuthbert; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. Her special friends include Nicole (Nikki) Abray, Geraldine Campbell, and Joyce Grant Lotson. In addition to both of her parents and devoted husband, Linda was preceded in death by her sisters Lillie Mae VanHolton-Johnson, Yvonne Cuthbert, and Brenda McCaskill; her brother Johnny Cuthbert, Jr.; and her brothers-in-law William Hayes and T Johnson.