Mrs. Lynette Tew Washburn, 84, went to be with her heavenly family on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. Lynette was born on July 20, 1936 to the late Fred and Emma McCullen Tew. She graduated from Plain View High School and attended Atlantic Christian College. She retired from Pitt County Department of Social Services.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred Tew and Emma McCullen Tew; husband, Richard Washburn; a brother, Freddie A. Tew Jr.; two stepsons, Richard Washburn Jr., and Brain Washburn; and stepgrandson, Kyle Murphy.
She is survived by her stepson, William Washburn and wife Carol of Little Falls, New York; three stepdaughters, Lynne Venters of New Bern, Barbara Murphy and husband James of Windham, New Hampshire, and Virginia Shaver and husband Thomas of Little Falls, New York; a sister-in-law, Joyce Tew; and nieces, Suzanne Tew Keever and Tiffany Tew Babb.
For the past eight years, she resided on Timothy Road in the Plain View community. She was very special, and close to Sandra Jackson, Frankie Patterson, Peggy Autry and D.S. McCullen. She was thought of as a very special aunt to many of her younger cousins. She had two special friends who were very dear to her — Betsy May and Celia Glover — who came to visit her often.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, Feb. 23 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Skinner and Smith Funeral Home of Dunn. Funeral services will be held at Skinner & Smith Funeral Home on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Lee’s Chapel-Williford Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Skinner & Smith Funeral Home in Dunn.