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Homegoing services will be Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, at noon at the J.E. Washington Funeral Home for Sandra Venable Anderson, who departed this life Feb. 12, 2018.

Ms. Anderson, lovingly known as “JoJo,” was born Aug. 30, 1949, in Youngstown, a daughter of Russell L. Venable Sr. and Martha V. Bobson Venable.

She retired in 2016, after working many years in the healthcare field as a nursing assistant. She had been employed by the Youngstown Development Center and Home Care Network.

She leaves her mother of Lynhurst; a son, Gollin Freeman of Youngstown; two sisters, Laverne Harrison of Youngstown and Hazel Pugh of Willoughby Hills; two brothers, Joseph Michael and Frank Nathan Venable, both of Youngstown; and four grandchildren, Damon, Kason, Da’Ron and De’Jon, all of Youngstown; and her companion, Phillip Lawrence of Youngstown.

She was preceded in death by her father; two sisters, Gertrude Venable Collins and Gloria North; and three brothers, Russell Jr., Phillip and Clifford Venable.

Friends may call one hour prior to services on Tuesday.


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  • Wednesday, February 14, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ J.E. Washington Funeral Services, Inc.
  • Tuesday, February 20, 2018
    Matthew 5:4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”
    ~ Willie B. Anderson   Bronx, NY
  • Monday, February 19, 2018
    Iam so sorry for your loss JoJo you will be missed rest in heaven
    ~ Angie Williams   AKRON, OH
  • Saturday, March 03, 2018
    Gollin, we deeply feel for what you and the family are going through. At times, there isn't much that can soothe the pain this grief brings, but you may find some comfort in the words of Psalms 9:9 which reads: "Jehovah will become a secure refuge for the oppressed, A secure refuge in times of distress." Yes, our Loving God can help if we allow him to (1John 5:14). He also has made the SURE promise of a resurrection right here on earth, when it is restored to a Paradise (Acts 24:15; Psalms 37:9-11,29). No, not just a dream, but for a certainty he will do it, for Isaiah 55:11 shows us that everything he says, he accomplishes without fail. You can find out more online at JW.ORG
    ~ R&R Lopez