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Mattie Marie White
November 26, 1931 ~ January 21, 2024 (age 92) 92 Years Old
Mattie Marie (Herron) (Mitchell) White had an incredible life. Mattie was born on November 26, 1931, to the late Curtis Wilson Herron and Carrie Mae (Davidson) Herron in Dallas Texas.
Mattie was the second youngest of six children. Mattie's parents along with all of her siblings, two brothers, Curtis Herron and Charles Ernest Herron, and three sisters, Marcia Lee Davidson, Audrey McBurney, and Eva Mae James, along with one daughter-in-law Joyce Mitchell, all preceded her in death.
Mattie confessed a hope in Christ at an early age in Dallas Texas. As a child, Mattie relocated to Boston, Massachusetts. While in Boston she was wed to the late Robert Mitchell Sr., and three children were born to that union. Mattie later remarried the late Althaniel White and one daughter was born to that union.
Mattie always wanted to be a shining example to her children. Despite being a young mother and facing numerous challenges she continued to persevere. In her forties, she successfully obtained her General Education Diploma. She continued her studies and became an Operating Room Technician. In her sixties, she attended Mass Bay Community College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, where she became certified in Computer Technology. Mattie was deeply involved and an active member of Concord Baptist Church. She served on the usher board, junior choir, and later graduated to the adult choir.
Mattie was a private, spiritual, and reserved person. Who was not only beautiful and smart but also had a loving and radiant presence that could light up any room. Above all, Mattie loved and was fiercely protective of her children and grandchildren. Mattie's happiness stemmed from knowing that her children were happy. She was selfless when it came to her family, and we all loved her unconditionally.
Mattie remained silent, never wanting anyone to be concerned about her. Instead, she would text her children and grandchildren, every morning to delight them of how proud she was of them. Mattie will be deeply missed, and her memory will live on in the hearts of all who knew and loved her.
Mattie leaves to cherish her memory one son Robert Mitchell Jr., three daughters Debra McIntyre, Patricia (Linn) Mitchell-Smith, and Sharon Porter all of Boston Ma., six grandsons Aaron (Signoret) Mitchell of St. Louis Mo., Dana Mitchell of Boston Ma., Shawn Petty of Tampa Fl., Damion Porter of Boston Ma., Eric Moore of Boston Ma., Michael (Kristine) Mitchell of San Antonio Tx., one granddaughter Tanisha Porter of Boston Ma., twenty-three great-grandchildren and nineteen great-great grandchildren.
Mattie also leaves to cherish her memory one sister-in-law Elouise Herron, and one brother-in-law Stanley James, both of Boston Ma., as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.