“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.”
King James 2nd Timothy 4:7.
Jane Virginia Nash was the 10th child born to the late Marion and Margaret Johnson on February 15, 1935. She had ten brothers and sisters – Gladys, Lester, Hampton, Lemuel, Morris, Hubert, Irene, Joyce and Johnnie. She often spoke about her wonderful childhood and the love they shared.
She was educated in the city of Dumfries, Virginia. She later moved to Washington D.C. and then Maryland.
She was a hard worker and her own woman. She retired from Safeway after 28 years of service. After retiring, she was an entrepreneur, establishing several businesses, including a thriving commercial cleaning service called “Crystal Cleaning”.
Jane loved God and gracefully served him as best she could. She was a member of Glenarden Baptist Church in Glenarden, Md.
Jane was always filled with compassion and interest in others. She won the trust and hearts of all she came in contact with through her constant nurturing, love and faith. She made friends easily and maintained contact as best she could. Jane was known for ease in conversation even with total strangers and she possessed a contagious smile. Throughout her life she always had a simple, sweet demeanor and a great sense of humor that she maintained to the end. Her laughter and kindness will always be remembered.
Jane was very active before her illness. She loved being outdoors and working in the yard. She loved music, dancing and bowling. Her greatest love however, was her family. Her brothers and sisters, children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews were the world to her. She loved holidays and family gatherings and always cooked delicious dishes in which everyone was welcomed. Her signature dessert was the BEST lemon meringue pies, prepared with an abundance of love. A woman of faith with a true heart of gold; she had a real zest for life that showed in everything she did.
Her favorite color is purple, no matter the shade; if it was purple, she loved it. Purple is described as the color of royalty, and ROYALTY described her perfectly!
Jane never gave up. She never complained and always maintained a cheerful outlook for an optimistic future – even though she had some major setbacks, hospitalization and pain; she gave a whole new meaning to the word “Strong”.
On Saturday, April 12th, God called his beloved daughter home She is our Angel that lived, laughed and loved with more passion than anyone we have ever known.
Jane was married twice, first to James Hargrove of Virginia Beach and then the late Floyd Nash of Lorton, Virginia. She leaves to cherish her loving memories six children, Jiame Hargrove, wife Regina of Washington, DC, Wayne Hargrove, wife Carol of Fort Washington, MD, Gilser Nash of Upper Marlboro, MD., Ginger Steedley, husband, Mark, Floyd Reynaldo Nash of Suitland, MD and Troy Nash of Largo, MD; one Loving Sister, Joyce Douglas; six sisters-in-law, Mae Nash, Ardelia “Sissie” Metoyer, Jacqueline Johnson, Yvonne Johnson, Beatrice Johnson; her still sister- in-law and devoted friend, Lavern Lewis and one brother-in-law, Robert Whitlock. Jane also leaves a host of grandchildren, great-grand children, nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.
The family is deeply grateful for the outpouring of love and prayers, and the support in many heart-felt forms from so many people. We would like to thank St. Mary County Hospice, who was a tremendous blessing and Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home In Mechanicsville, MD
We would like to give a special thanks to her son-in law, Mark Steedley, who went far beyond the call of duty and was her constant loving caregiver, along with her daughter, Ginger. We would like to thank her close friends, Joanne, Elaine, Jean and Jesse who visited her constantly, Anthony and Angela Whitlock, her niece and nephew and also Bonita Brisker, her adoptive daughter who was there to the end.
Family will unite with friends on Friday, April 25, 2014 for visitation at 11 am until time of service at 12 noon at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 18410 Chapel Drive, Triangle, VA 22172. Interment will be private.