The funeral service will be conducted at 12:00 noon, Friday, April 18, 2014 at Pilgrim Rest Primitive Baptist Church, 601 Railroad Street, Oglethorpe, Georgia. Burial will follow in the Antioch Church Cemetery, McDonald Road, Oglethorpe, Georgia.
Mattie Pearl Harpe was born February 17, 1931 in Oglethorpe, Macon County, Georgia to the late Dewey and Artizell Joseph. One son, Lester Harpe, Jr., and seven siblings, Minnie Joseph, Ardell Joseph, Less Joseph, Mitchell Joseph, Roy Joseph, Willie Joseph, and Cornelius Joseph preceded her in death. She was married to the late Lester Harpe Sr. and worked as a homemaker.
Mattie Pearl leaves to mourn her passing her children Mattie Tookes, Forest Park, Georgia, JoAnn Rockamore, Atlanta, Georgia, Glandice Fitzhugh, Walter Clarence Ford Jr. both of Stone Mountain, Georgia and Varnell (Mario) Sneed, Byron, Georgia; eight grandchildren, Tamala (Paul) Fountain, Tasha Grimes both of Orlando, Florida, Kwitessa (Clyde) Nelson and Kristen Tookes, both of Atlanta, Georgia, Tavarus Rockamore, Riverdale, Georgia, Shakeitha Haynes (Aaron) and Stan Scott all of Stone Mountain, Georgia, Diondra (Channing) Blair, Jacksonville, North Carolina; 20 great grandchildren; two sisters Daisy (Robert) Swillie, Fort Valley, Georgia, Queen (James) Mace, Perry, Georgia; two brothers, Johnny (Corine) Joseph, Gary, Indian and Norman Joseph, Fort Valley, Georgia; a daughter-in-law, Doris Anderson, Atlanta, Georgia; two sisters-in-law, Frazier Joseph, Warner Robins, Georgia, Alice Joseph, Gary Indiana; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends, including a supportive caretaker, Shirley Allen-Jackson, Montezuma. Georgia.
- SARA CLEMONS(Friday, April 18 14 12:19 am EDT)
PLEASE KNOW THAT MANY CARING THOUGHTS ARE WITH THE FAMILY DURING THIS TIME OF SADNESS.
MAY THE MEMORIES AND LOVE YOU SHARED BE A BLESSING AND COMFORT FOR YOU NOW.
- Vernell Jones Mims & TFJones Family(Friday, April 18 14 12:07 am EDT)
Mattie, I am sorry to learn of your mother's passing. I am glad I got a chance to visit with her when I stopped by the house this past Thanksgiving weekend. Please find strength in your memories with her. You all have our deepest condolences.
- Jasczmein Hooker(Thursday, April 17 14 09:54 am EDT)
I was sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother. Our prayers go out to you and your family.
- Gybria Harvey Dennis(Wednesday, April 16 14 08:02 pm EDT)
May all the happy memories comfort you. She lives on through each of you and in your hearts. You will find strength in each other. Stay close. I am praying for you and your family. God is with you.
- Becky Harris-Davis(Wednesday, April 16 14 07:04 am EDT)
May God keep you all comforted in his arms, may you all be uplifted and may your heart be filled with great memories, God Bless you all.
- Freddie Lee & Lola(Tuesday, April 15 14 07:09 pm EDT)
My Dearest friend Walter, My deepest condolences to you & your family. Know that she is looking down at u with a smile. She will always be with you. MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS YOU & YOU R FAMILY!!!!!
- Debra & Victor Johnson(Tuesday, April 15 14 07:07 pm EDT)
Glandice, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother, please know our prayers are with you and your family......May God bless and whole you in his Loving Arms....
- FRED LEE(Tuesday, April 15 14 05:25 pm EDT)
MAY GOD BLESS AND KEEP EACH AND EVERYONE OF Y'ALL! ! 1 MOTHER PEARL HAS BEEN CALL HOME TO BE WITH THE LORD. WE WILL MISS YOU GODMOTHER BUT NEVER FORGET YOU. REST IN PEACE OUR LOVE! !!!