Mae "Tressie" Wyatt

July 17, 1935January 2, 2019

Mae (Tressie) Olia Wyatt at the age of 83 fell asleep in death on Wednesday, January 2, 2019, at 9:58 a.m. with family at her bedside after battling the horrible disease Alzheimer’s. She was born July 17, 1935, in Haynesville, Louisiana to the late Will C and Lena Mae Hart. Mae received formal education in the Sikeston, Missouri School System. In the mid-1950’s her family moved to Milwaukee, WI. Mae worked as a certified nurse’s assistant and later as a hospital unit clerk. She was known to keep the doctors and nurses on their toes. Many knew Mae as “feisty, sassy, and spunky”. Mae loved to tease and have fun. She also had a serious love for the knowledge of God and dedicated her life to Jehovah and was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses on July 17, 1970. She faithfully preached to others about a paradise soon to come. Mae was preceded in death by her husband John L. She leaves to cherish her precious memories children: Rosemary (Jerry) Rainer, Sydney and Samuel Wyatt. One grandchild Jordan Rainer. One brother Robert (Governor) Hart. One brother-in-law Otis Lawrence, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by 9 of her beloved siblings. Visitation for Mae will be from 2:00 pm until 2:30 pm on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses 3645 W. Riverside Blvd. in Rockford; memorial services will follow at 2:30 pm.


  • Rosemary (Jerry) Rainer, Daughter
  • Sydney Wyatt, Son
  • Samuel Wyatt, Son
  • John L. Wyatt, Husband
  • Jordan Rainer, Grandson
  • Robert (Governor) Hart, Brother
  • Will C. and Lena Mae (Cheatom) Hart, Parents
  • Leroy Hart, Brother
  • Gertha Clay, Sister
  • Alfred Hart, Brother
  • Mandy Lue Hart, Sister
  • William (Snook) Hart, Brother
  • Earnestine Lawrence, Sister
  • Orlean Johnson, Sister
  • Palmer Hart, Brother
  • Alice Faye (Nell) Jackson, Sister
  • Mae also leaves a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.


  • Visitation for Mae Saturday, January 5, 2019
  • Service to Celebrate Mae's Life Saturday, January 5, 2019

Mae "Tressie" Wyatt

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Wanda McGinister

January 4, 2019

I remember Cousin Tressie's smile and happy spirit. I will miss her crossing those "Tina Turner" legs on all of our family Reunion group pictures. RIH cousin.