The funeral service will be conducted at 12:00 P.M., Saturday, January 14, 2017 at the Magnolia Baptist Church, Montezuma, Georgia 415 Hosie Waters St., Montezuma, Georgia, where the Reverend Hoise Waters is pastor. The Reverend Bobby Brown, Pastor, whom she loved as her son, will officiate. Interment will follow in the Champ Waters Cemetery, 191 Twin Churches Road, Montezuma, Georgia.
Mattie was born June 3, 1935 in Montezuma, Macon County, Georgia to Dave and Maggie Grant. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Doris Grant and Levonnne Woolfork Furlow. Mattie was educated through the Flint River Farms School. She was employed with Southern Frozen Food for 35 years.
At an early age, Mattie joined the Brown Chapel Baptist Church where she served faithfully on every facet of the church she loved so well. She exemplified her worth as Head of the Church Hospitality Committee.
Mattie met and later married her one and only love, Earl Woolfork, on March 12, 1960 and to this union they were blessed with six children. This was a marriage that was truly made in heaven.
She leaves loving memories to her beloved family which include the following: a loving and devoted husband for 56 years, Earl Woolfork, Sr., Montezuma, Georgia; four children, Earl Woolfork Jr., Shirley Woolfork, Earlene Small (Randy), all of Montezuma, Georgia, and Charlotte Davis (Alfornsa) of Perry, Georgia; a son-in-law, Arthur Charles Furlow of Montezuma Georgia; 12 grandchildren she helped raised as her own, Sherwin Woolfork (Ebony), Alfornsa Davis (Leary), Juwan Small, Jeremy Small, Donte Furlow, Gabrielle Davis, Ashley Furlow, Alicia Furlow, Alexis Furlow, Wesley Davis, Javriana Canady, and Karltez Hooks; six great grandchildren, Zoria Davis, Natalia Davis, Mya Davis, Skyler Woolfork, Trinity Williams, and Dejad Williams; two sisters, whom she loved dearly, Daisy Felton (John) and Annie Grant, all of Montezuma Georgia; two godchildren, Jerome Adams and Marshae Canady (Jeffery); sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Marie Woolfork, Joann Woolfork, both of Montezuma, Georgia, Mollie Reid, Warner Robins, Georgia, Geneva Carter (James), Tifton, Georgia, Roosevelt Woolfork (Yvonne), Orlando, Florida, Eddie Woolfork (Michelle), Detroit, Michigan, Jewel Woolfork, Immokalee, Florida, Arlessie Grant, Perry, Georgia, and Ruth Grant of Hartford, Connecticut; several devoted nieces and nephews, Willie Woolfork (Connie), Barbara Felton, Bertha Plowden (Marvin), Damon Felton (Jackie), Gloria O’Neal, Sharon Beal(Jodie), Patricia Felton, Amillia Woolfork, Audrey Woolfork, Eva Walton (David), Jeanette Bailey (William), Derek Williams (Teresa), and Ruth Ann Joiner; devoted cousins, Bonnie Grant and Georgia Barnes; beloved friends, Gloria Keith (Billy), Nannie Mae Tookes, Dorothy Williams, Margie Nell Worthy, Eliza Sanders, Debra Odom, Gladys Joiner, Flora Brown, and Dorothy Stafford; a host of other relatives and friends.