Mattie Evelyn Carson
October 27, 1931 – May 16, 2020
Mattie Evelyn Carson, 88, passed away peacefully on May 16, 2020 in Athens, Texas. She was born on October 27, 1931 in Seagoville, Texas to Jasper Otia Riley and Elizabeth Deering Riley.
Mattie grew up in Seagoville, Texas. On July 31, 1948 she married the love of her life, Billy Jack Carson. She was a member of Believers Church in Canton, Texas. Mattie enjoyed oil painting and was a fantastic cook. She loved and enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Mattie is survived by her children, Jan Cox, Connie and John Woods, Billy Jack and Margie Carson; grandchildren, Robbie Pate, Mark Cox, Lee Shirley, Shawn Cosgrave, Phillip Shirley and Melanie Trammell; 12 great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her loving and wonderful husband, Billy Jack Carson, Sr. and beloved granddaughter, Misty Carson.
A family gathering will take place at a future date.
Interment will be at Cool Springs Cemetery in Canton, Texas.