Margaret M. Ayodeji

March 4, 2015

Ayodeji, Margaret Obituary

On Wednesday, March 4, 2015, after an extended illness, God called home to rest our beloved Grandmother, Sister, and Aunt – MARGARET AYODEJI. She was born in Emporia, Virginia to the late Joe Nathan and Hattie Washington, the oldest of thirteen children.

At a young age, Margaret accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. She joined Claresville Baptist Church in Emporia, Virginia. She attended many churches in the Washington, DC area including Faith Presbyterian Church. Margaret attended school in Greenville County Virginia. She was united in marriage to the late Simon Ned Carson and moved to Washington, DC. This union was blessed with five (Bobby, Bunny, Alvin, Christine, and Margaret) children, who preceded her in death. She married the late Ali Ayodeji.

Margaret was the proud owner of two convenience stores in the Washington, DC area in addition to later working for the Marriott Corporation. Her hobbies included gardening, fishing, and spending time with family. She was well known for and took great pride in preparing delicious food and baking cakes and pies. Margaret always helped others in need and often quoted her favorite bible verses, Psalms 23 and 70. When asked about the good times in her life she fondly recalls a trip to Jamaica. Just don’t ask her too many questions about what she did in Jamaica because she’ll just give you a big smile and say – “What happened in Jamaica stays in Jamaica”. She loved her family dearly and loved spending time with her grandchildren.

She leaves to mourn her loss and cherish her memory: devoted grandchildren: Wayne Carroll, Tritty Ross, Christine Carroll, Joy Mallory, Rondal Carroll, Charles Carroll, Bobby Carson (Radiah), Bryant Carson, Isaac Carson, Alvin Carson, Troy Carson, and Sabrina Spence; thirty one great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren; two Daughters-in-law Lucille Abney(James), Donna Carson; Sons-in-law Ralph Coleman and Roy Mallory; five sisters Elizabeth Bellamy, Ella Washington, Carrie Beard, Alma Love, Cathy Washington (Paul); two brothers Nathaniel Washington(Victoria), Jessie Washington; two sisters-in-law Gloria Washington, Sheila Washington; five aunts Maezine Williams, Lizzie Mae Sills(Marvin) Mattrue Washington, Hazel Harrison, Augusta Harrison; a host of nieces, nephews, and many relatives and friends.




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March 14, 2015
10:00 a.m.

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Faith Presbyterian Church

4161 South Capitol Street SW
Washington, DC 20032
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March 14, 2015
11:00 a.m.

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Faith Presbyterian Church

4161 South Capitol Street SW
Washington, DC 20032
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