Mattie Johnson

Obituary of Mattie M. Johnson

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ROCHESTER, NY – April16, 2024 Mattie Johnson was born on June 10, 1925, in Anderson, South Carolina to the late Willie and Lily Williams. She had two sisters, Inez and Dorothy. She began her education at Rosenwald Schools. At the age of 15, Mattie alongside her cousin Roberta, moved to D.C. After a short stay, they relocated to Rochester, New York. In 1963 she married Raymond Johnson. They lived in married bliss for 40 years before his passing in 2003. Mattie was affectionately known to family and friends as “Ma Mattie”. She loved cooking, shopping, and working in her yard. She loved flowers. Ma Mattie also enjoyed going to the nail salon with Clara and getting her hair done. Her and Clara shared a special bond over the past 10 plus years. She was like the daughter she never had. Though she did not bear any children of her own, Ma Mattie loved all children. Mattie accepted Christ as her Savior and was baptized at a young age. God was truly first in her life. She was a woman who believed in family values and doing right by one another. Always willing to help with those in need. On Tuesday, April 16, 2024, she peacefully passed away at home at the age of 98. Mattie is predeceased by her father, Willie Williams; mother, Lily Williams; sisters, Inez McDonald and Dorothy Williams; cousin/sister, Roberta Sturgis; and her Goddaughter, Carol Jackson. She is survived by; her loving Godson, Levi Jackson; Goddaughter, Gertrude Kinard; special friend, Clara White; one nephew, and a host of cousins and dear friends. Special thanks to her care takers, Tyrissa Robinson, Letitia White, Stephanie Dickerson, Ruby Knight, and the Highland Hospice Team. Your attention and anticipation of her needs greatly assisted Mattie’s peaceful transition and gave comfort to her family and friends. A Memorial Service to Celebrate her life will be held 1:00 pm on Saturday, May 4, 2024 at Christian Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 165 Beckwith Road, Henrietta, NY with officiating. Mattie Johnson’s final resting place will be South Lyons Cemetery, 1055 Rt. 14, Lyons, New York 14489, where she will be reunited with her husband Raymond.
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Memorial Service

1:00 pm
Saturday, May 4, 2024
Christian Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
165 Beckwith Road
Henrietta, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

South Lyons Cemetery
1055 Rt. 14
Lyons, New York, United States
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