The funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 P.M., Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at Union Hill A.M.E. Church, Spivey Street, Ellaville, Georgia. Interment followed in the Cedar Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Corner Mill Road, Ellaville, Georgia. Elder E. J. Lundy, Pastor of Tabernacle of Faith Holiness Church, Spivey Street, Ellaville, Georgia officiated.
On March 8, 1947 God blessed the late Fee Arthus Williams and Laura Hartage Williams with a beautiful girl whom they named, Mattie Will. Mattie was one of five siblings born to Fee Arthus and Laura. She now joined her beloved sister, Margarine Williams Robertson, her parents and her devoted nephew, Leon Sales, who have gone on before her. Mattie was a 1966 graduate of the old historic John Lewis High School in Schley County. Mattie was united in holy matrimony to the late Marvin Crumbley.
Being reared in a Christian family she accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior at an early age and joined Concord Holiness Church in Schley County. Later, she joined the band of believers at Tabernacle of Faith Holiness Church of Ellaville, Georgia under the leadership of Elder E. J. Lundy.
Mattie worked many years as a food service worker in various restaurants. After many dedicated years of service, she retired as a custodian from Schley County Board of Education.
Mattie leaves a legacy of golden memories and love to her beloved daughter, Marilyn Johnson, (Roland Aldridge), Ellaville, Georgia; a loving friend, James "Larger" Hart, Ellaville, Georgia; three siblings, Corine Williams Respess, Mary B. Williams Sales, both of Ellaville, Georgia and Johnny (Emily) Williams, Atlanta, Georgia; one aunt, Essie Mae Hartage, Vienna, Georgia; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Robert (Myrtice) Crumbley, Helen McMurray, Zelma Holt, all of Buena Vista, Georgia, Rev. Samuel (Jennifer) Crumbley, Newton, Georgia, Maxine Crumbley, Jefferson, Georgia, William Crumbley and Debra (Rev. George, Jr.) Monts, all of Americus, Georgia; a host of beloved nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including two devoted, Carrie Ashe and Evelyn Slaughter, both of Buena Vista, Georgia.
Ours Prayers are with you-We loved Mattie,she was a part of our Family!!!!
May the word of GOD comfort you all at this time. Mattie was a sweet person, and she always had a smile on her face. Cherish the sweet memories of her and know that we will see her again soon.
My prayers are with you (Marylin) and the rest of this family. Just know that God needed a SPECIAL ROSE in his heavnly garden!!! RIP MRS. Mattie CRUMBLEY..
Your classmate Sharon Williams-Pittman Class Of 85!!
My prayers are with the family at this most diffcult time. Please take comfort in the Bible for it can provide comfort to those who are in despair. In 1 Cor. 1:3 God is described as a "God of all comfort". Please take care of yourself and I hope to hear from you very soon.
Your Loving Family in New Jersey
Machel R. Long Orange, NJ
Marilyn, I am so sorry for your loss. May God be with you during the days ahead. Your family is in my prayers. God will see you through this difficult time.
Cathy Battle Thornton
Class of 1986
With deepest sympathy. Cousin Clarence White, John Lewis High School Class of 1964