On Wednesday evening February 26th 2020 Tressa Alston – Washington better known as (TEA) was called home to be with her heavenly family. Tressa was a devoted mother, wife, sister, grandmother and friend. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Tressa was a graduate of Central High school and a lifelong learner. She was certified in substance abuse counseling and case management. Her dedication to helping people extended throughout her career as a Substance Abuse Counselor and Residential Director. Tressa touched many lives while working at Talbot detox, SSTARbirth and Sojourner House. She set the bar high for other to reach.
Tressa was born in Baltimore Maryland to the late Beverly Ann (Cabral) Alston and Rodney Alston. She was a true B-More girl, who loved the city and always felt a part of the culture. Tressa bought that culture to Providence with that delicious food she cooked and shared with all who loved to eat.
Tressa had a great sense of humor and she could make you laugh for hours. Her spirit was filled with joy and she loved everyone around her. Her light would shine so bright that it would light up the darkest day. Tressa spent her time making others happy and caring for her family. She never let anyone know just how sad she was or how much pain she was in, she just endured. That was how strong her spirit was. Unfortunately, her body was tired and decided to rest and Tressa was called home. Tressa leaves to mourn her loving husband Sterling Mousey Washington, her devoted Children Kyle Alston, Kerri Alston, Wayne Alston, Tara Wilson, and Denzel Washington all of Rhode Island. She also is survived by her loving sister Donna DeeDee Williams and her husband Edward Norrington and cherished grandchildren Kaeden Alston, Savanah Fay, Jaylin Wilson and Dameon Rougas Jr. with a host of cousins, and friends she says goodbye.