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Mattie Ruth Lunsford
September 03, 1923 - July 31, 2017
In Loving Memory of Mattie Ruth Lunsford
Mattie Ruth (Washington) Lunsford was born September 3, 1923 in Littig, Texas to Bessie and James Washington. The family moved to Austin, Texas where Mattie attended and completed high school. Mattie was the mother of one beloved son, Bobby R. Fowler and the wife of Eddie Lee Lunsford, both of whom preceded her in death. She retired from RCA/Whirlpool after 30+ years of service. Mattie was a member of Mt. Paran Baptist Church where she was a faithful choir member.
Mattie loved her family dearly, and would often return to Texas to visit her siblings, nieces and nephews until her health precluded her from doing so. When Mattie became unable to live in her own home, her daughter-in-law moved her into her home and cared for her until her death. She was extremely proud of and loved her grandchildren, who lovingly called her “Mammaw.”
On Monday, July 31, 2017, Mattie passed from her earthly life to life eternal and now rests in the arms of the Lord, reunited with her son, husband, parents, brothers: James, JC., Arvan, Melvin, Valley Roy and Frank Washington; and her sisters: Bernice Houston, Lula Bell Stevenson, and Eva Washington. Mattie leaves to mourn her death and cherish her memory: grandchildren – The Rev. Patrice L. Fowler-Searcy and Christopher R. Fowler, I; great-grandchildren – Christopher R. (Lori) Fowler, II, The Rev. Johannon R. (Kori) Tate, Tia J. Fowler, Ian A. Tate and Jonathan Milton-Fowler; eight great-great grandchildren; daughter-in-law, JoAnn Fowler Combs; brother and sister in law, Homer and Geraldine Holland; and a number of nieces and nephews in Texas and Kentucky.