On Friday, October 23, 2020, Mattie Person-Brown, loving mother of six, passed away at the age of 79 in Sacramento, California.
Mattie was born on November 19, 1940 to John and Etta Walker in Mangum, Oklahoma. Her family and siblings relocated to Denver, Colorado, where she would later gift the world with six children, Roshelle, Derrick, Kendall, Deon, and fraternal twins Claudine and Claud. She would move once more to Sacramento in 1977 with her children where they remain today. She also raised Crystalkay, one of her eight grandchildren, from the age of nine into adulthood in addition to being a proud great grandmother of two.
She was preceded in death by her father, mother, youngest son, and three brothers John, W.L. and James. She is survived by her four sisters, Joyce, Doris, Betty and Frances, as well as five of her six beloved children.
Ever the industrious and fiercely independent matriarch, Mattie possessed an eclectic skill-set including, entrepreneur, custodian, disc jockey and care-taker for the elderly. She enjoyed Gospel music and could be found in the early morning hours singing GOD’s praises. She was also a bird lover who enjoyed a cup of coffee as she witnessed the beauty of a crisp early morning and the smell of freshly-cut grass while tending to her plants and flowers. She also enjoyed shopping and possessed an array of stylish clothing which she refused to part with to her last days. Mattie was beloved by all who came to know her and she will be greatly missed.
But few who knew her, would ever debate or deny Mattie was a Mother first and gave raising her family everything she had.
Her Memorial service will be held at the North Sacramento Funeral Home at 725 El Camino Avenue. Due to strict COVID-19 restraints, please RSVP online @bit.ly/RIP-Mattie. Please note that if you are unable to attend, the service will be live-streamed by the family. Please copy and paste the following in your web browser to bring you to the live stream on November 6th at 9:45am: https://youtu.be/5EM5Wtf9cxI
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