The Memorial Candle Program has been designed to help offset the costs associated with the hosting this Tribute Website in perpetuity. Through the lighting of a memorial candle, your thoughtful gesture will be recorded in the Book of Memories and the proceeds will go directly towards helping ensure that the family and friends of Mattie Johnson can continue to memorialize, re-visit, interact with each other and enhance this tribute for future generations.

Thank you.

Select Candle
Leave a condolence


Condolence From: Faun Ewing
Condolence: I will truly miss Miss Mattie she was a special lady.
Friday December 21, 2018
Condolence: Thoughts and prayers to the Anderson Family...

Love lives longer than grief and pain. All other things will pass but LOVE will remain the same. It is a bond that NOTHING can separate because LOVE lasts forever.

Friday December 21, 2018
Condolence From: Kathleen Wilson
Condolence: Mattie was my dear friend and the perfect example of the Bible reference to 'cast your bread upon the waters'. She sustained me in life and the lessons and kindness she gave me will continue to sustain me. She was one of a kind.
Thursday December 20, 2018
Condolence From: Linda Oldham Burns
Condolence: Mattie was a special person in my family's life. She was an assistant cook at the Delta Gamma house when my mother was in the chapter and then she was my cook for my 4 years while living in the sorority house.

Mattie and I would talk about sewing when we saw each other in later years.

I was proud to be part of her initiation ceremony into Delta Gamma.

Mattie was an integral part of the Alpha Kappa Chapter of Delta Gamma.
Thursday December 20, 2018
Condolence From: Sandra Dorsey
Condolence: To Odell Tootsie and Richard. Please accept my offer of condolence for your mother Mattie. She was a wonderful lady and friend. I had the privilege to meet her several years ago. Lean on Jesus during your hour of sorrow. May He give you comfort in knowing she’s with Him. God bless you all.
Thursday December 20, 2018
Condolence From: Sandra Dorsey
Condolence: To the family of Mrs Johnson. I would like to offer condolences to you all. Mrs Johnson was a true fiend and wonderful classy lady. I unfortunately I never had the pleasure to actually taste her cinnamon rolls but just hearing about them made my mouth water. Odell, Wilma and Richard hold onto God’s unchanging hand and May you find comfort in His love during this time of sorrow. God bless you all.
Thursday December 20, 2018
Condolence From: Nancy Anderson Parsons
Condolence: The Alpha Kappa Delta Gamma family will be forever enriched by Mattie's grace and kindness. Her influence on hundreds of young women ensures her authentic humanity will live on for decades. Thank you for sharing Mattie with us for so many years. I know she continues to watch over us all, inspiring us to be the best we can be.
Wednesday December 19, 2018
Condolence From: Debbie Grunewald Morley
Condolence: My condolences are with Mattie's family and friends. I lived in the DG house from 1973 to 1976 and Mattie was always fun to be around. Her cinnamon rolls were the best (as good as my grandmother's). I am so happy Mattie was initiated as a DG. I know that meant the world to her. Again, my prayers and thoughts are with her family and friends.
Wednesday December 19, 2018
Condolence From: Anita Curry
Condolence: Mattie was one-in-a-million. She knew when we needed a mom or when we needed a friend. She impacted so many of us at the DG House; always in positive ways. We are all richly blessed to have known her.
Monday December 17, 2018
Condolence From: Angie DiCicco Easum
Condolence: Mattie was truly a special person. I’m thankful that I had the opportunity to know Mattie. My years in the house ‘82-‘86 Mattie was always there for you. I’m glad that I can also call her a sister and a friend. She will be missed. But God will be having some awesome cinnamon rolls.
Sunday December 16, 2018