A 54-year-old Madison County resident known for coming to the aid of family and friends was doing just that Sunday morning.
Vickey Washington was headed to West Palm Beach to help take care of her brother, who was ill, and his wife, who was going through surgery, family members said.
"She was willing to help anyone," said Joseph Hays of Brandenburg, a cousin.
Originally from Breckinridge County, Washington served eight years in the Army and 12 years in the Navy.
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While in the Navy, she met and married J.T. Washington. Both retired in 1995 and moved to Kentucky, living first in Owensboro and then in Richmond.