Mother Mary's Story
Mrs. Mary Helen Tyson was born to the late Robert Lee Mathis, Sr. and Gertrude Maxwell Mathis on August 2, 1944 and continued her journey home on Saturday, November 18, 2017.
She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers: Norman Wright, Robert L. Mathis, Jr., Amos L. Mathis, and one devoted brother-in-law, Deacon Calvin T. Berrian.
She is survived by her children, Earl (Mamie) Horne, Willie (Patrice) Smith, Glenda (Michael) Carter, Ora (Lori) Smith all of Valdosta, GA., Cynthia (Randy) Bass of San Antonio, TX., and Sabrina (Anthony) Williams of Fayetteville, NC.; three sisters, Annie Mae Robinson of Riviera Beach, FL, Betty Berrian, Martha (Ron) Ponder; two brothers, Donnell Mathis and Henry Otis Mathis, Sr. all of Valdosta GA. two special grandchildren: Anhea "NeNe" Smith and Willie (Pee Wee/Chill Will) Smith. A devoted niece, Janet Berrian Wright, 20 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Home Going Service will be held on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 12:00 Noon at the Union Cathedral Church. Bishop Wade S. McCrae is Pastor and will also officiate. Burial to follow at the Mt Olive Baptist Church Cemetery (Hahira, GA). Final rites were entrusted to Harrington Funeral Home Inc.
Published on November 24, 2017