Mother Mattie Thomas, 82, departed this life Thursday July 11, 2019 in Marion County. She was the mother of McKenneth Woodberry and Calvin Woodberry. You may visit the family at 8221 Bay Rd. Britton's Neck SC.
Wake services are scheduled to be held at the Jackson & McGill Memorial Chapel Tuesday July 16, 2019, 6pm-7pm, Hettie's Chapter #314 OES will be in charge of rites.
Funeral services are scheduled to be held at the Red Hill Baptist Church, Britton's Neck Wednesday July 17, 2019 at 12:00 noon. She will be laid to rest in the Old Neck Cemetery, Britton's Neck SC.
~ MATTIE M. WOODBERRY THOMAS
Mattie M. Thomas was born April 11, 1937 in Britton’s Neck, South Carolina to the late George R. and Viola Woodberry. After a long illness God spoke and called her home on July 11, 2019.
Mattie graduated from Britton’s Neck High School in 1954 and accepted Christ at an early age. Prior to moving to Brooklyn, New York in the late 60’s she worked at Southern Packaging and Russell Stover’s Candy, along with the family farm and others. In NY she worked and retired from ConEdison in 1999 and returned to Britton’s Neck. She was an active member of the Gospel Choir, usher Board #1, and a faithful member of Red Hill Baptist Church until her illness. She was known for her suits and hats.
Mattie was proceeded in death by three children: Emma J. Woodberry, James E. Woodberry, and Cheryl Y. Thomas, two siblings, Roosevelt Sr. and Dorothy Woodberry.
Mattie leave to cherish loving memories: two sons Mckenneth (Vangeline) Woodberry Sr. of Calabash, NC and Calvin J, Woodberry of the home. Four brothers, Earl (Ruby) Woodberry of Trenton, NJ, George W (Elfreda) Mclaughlin of Evergreen, SC, Al (Barbara) Woodberry of Eatonville, WA, and LTC Mitchell Woodberry of Fredericks, MD. Four sisters: Margaret Borington of Hampton, Va., Elwillia Graves of Brittons Neck, SC, Lorine Smith of Lexington, NC, and Constance (John) Hancock of Blythewood, SC. Two step-sisters Phyllis (Bob) Bland, Maxine (Earle) Williams and Woodrow Graves Jr. She also leaves several Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren, two special cousins Verlene Rouse, L.C.Woodberry a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. Two of her dearest friends were Alafare (Brian) Powell, her longtime caregiver, and Patrenia Williams.