- 69 years old
- Date of birth: Nov 25, 1941
- Date of passing: Sep 3, 2011
|Let the memory of Mattie be with us forever|
A Time To Be Born:
Ms. Mattie M. Upshaw was born November 25, 1941 to the late Mr. Ed and Mattie J. Reece, Sr. in Lee County, Alabama. On September 3, 2011 she departed this life and ascended into eternity.
A Time To Serve:
Mattie accepted Christ at an early age and united with Evergreen Baptist Church in Valley, AL, under the leadership of the late Rev. N.H. Carr. She later moved her membership and her family to Lanett and joined Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. C. R. Sheridian, and presently serving under the leadership of the Rev. Eugene Cooks. She served faithfully as President of the Matron, Missionary Society, President of the Mattie C. Gates Circle, attended Sunday School faithfully and loved going to church every Sunday. She was employed by West Point Stevens as a machine operator for 36 years.
A Time To Die:
She was preceded in death by her four brothers, James Vandy Jones, Eddie Reece Jr., David Allen Reece and Willie James Reed; two sisters, Annah R. Jackson and Inez Floyd.
A Time To Mourn:
She leaves to cherish her precious memories: one son, Richard E. (Keisha) Trammell Sr., Auburn, AL; three daughters, Tonie (Jerome) Holloway, Five Points, AL, Stephanie Upshaw, Valley, AL, Bridget Upshaw, Lanett, AL; four sisters, Dedie R. Lee, Mary Nell Reece, Inell Glasco and Lillian Davis, all of Valley, AL; one sister-in-law, Ceola James, Detroit, MI; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a special friend Phreddye Broome Dixion; a host of loving nephews, nieces, and other family and friends.
Cemetery: Hillcrest Cemetery
"It's been 5 years since you've passed. It hasn't gotten easier. I still cry. Missing you!"
"Miss you! Bridget"
"Missing you momma. On Sunday, Nov. 25, we had a dinner in memory of you on your 71st birthday. Missing having you here especially around the holidays. We love you and you will always be in our hearts!"
"Missing you momma. Sunday, November 25 we celebrated had a dinner in memory of you on your birthday. It was bitter-sweet. Miss having you here especially around the holidays. We love you!"
"Missing you mom! Not having you here for Chris' graduation or for Christian's first day of school. I can always feel you near me. You are my heart.."
"Bridget(daughter) wrote at
Momma I miss you."
"Richard E Trammell sr./son lit a candle at
May this candle burn as long as your light burns in me."
"Bridget and Christian Upshaw ( daughter and grands lit a candle at
You will never be forgotten."
"stephanie upshaw & kids lit a candle at
you will truelly be missed"
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