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Theo C. Auman Inc.

247 Penn Street, Reading, PA

OBITUARY

Mattie Ann (Sheriff) Wilson

May 24, 1930August 10, 2019
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Ms. Mattie Ann "Big Momma" (Sheriff) Wilson, 89, of Reading, was called back home to her Lord and Savior on Saturday, August 10, 2019 in Tower Health Reading Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Mattie was the loving wife of the late Clarence Wilson.

Born in Manning, SC on May 24, 1930, she was a daughter of the late Clifton and Elizabeth (Hilton) Sheriff. She was a faithful member of St. James Chapel Church of God in Christ. She was employed first as a private nurse for several years. Later she became an LPN and worked for 20 years at Dr. Hassler's Home and then as a technician with AT&T for another 20 years before retiring.

She enjoyed traveling and drinking coffee on her porch, watching the kids go by. Mattie was very family oriented. She loved having the family around. She enjoyed the Saturday morning cleaning ritual and Sunday dinners with the family.

Mattie leaves behind to cherish her sweet, loving memory, a daughter, Joan (Sheriff) Mann of Reading; two sons, MacArthur Wilson and his fiancé, Michelle Chavarria of Lansdale and Todd Wilson and his wife, Frances "Bitsy' (Pruitt) of Sinking Spring; 27 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren and 45 great great grandchildren.

Also surviving are three brothers: Elijah Sheriff (Patricia), Clifton Sheriff and Napoleon Sheriff; four sisters: Martha (Sheriff) Myers, Louise (Sheriff) Kenny (James), Rosa (Sheriff) Martin (Lonnie) and Linda (Sheriff) Mosley (James); two daughters-in-law, Darlene (Melvin) Wilson and Rosemary "Tina" (Taylor) Long and a sister-in-law, Genecka Sheriff.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Clarence, Mattie is predeceased by a daughter, Cynthia (Wilson) Towles; four sons, Douglas Wilson, James H. Long, Jr. and twins infants, McKinnley and Mahurley Wilson; three brothers, Olden, Theodore and Albert Sheriff; four sisters-in-law, Janice, Earthleen, Lilly Mae and Bessie Sheriff and brother-in-law, Willie Myers.

Home Going services will be at 9am on Saturday, August 17, 2019 in Spring Valley Church of God, 2727 Old Pricetown Rd., Reading, PA 19560. Family and friends are invited to a viewing on Friday, August 16, 2019 from 6 to 9pm in Theo C. Auman Funeral Home, 247 Penn St., Reading, PA 19601. Mattie will be laid rest, reuniting with Clarence in Berks County Memorial Garden, 201 Evansville Rd., Fleetwood, PA 19522.

Fond Memories and online condolences may be made at www.TheoCAuman.com

  • FAMILY

  • Joan Mann, Daughter
  • MacArthur Wilson, Son
  • Michelle Chavarria, Fiance of MacArthur
  • Todd Wilson, Son
  • Frances "Bitsy" Wilson, Daughter-in-law
  • Also surviving are 27 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; 45 great great grandchildren; three brothers: Elijah Sheriff (Patricia), Clifton Sheriff and Napoleon Sheriff; four sisters: Martha (Sheriff) Myers, Louise (Sheriff) Kenny (James), Rosa (Sheriff) Martin (Lonnie) and Linda (Sheriff) Mosley (James); two daughters-in-law, Darlene (Melvin) Wilson and Rosemary "Tina" (Taylor) Long and a sister-in-law, Genecka Sheriff.

    In addition to her parents and her husband, Clarence, Mattie is predeceased by a daughter, Cynthia (Wilson) Towles; four sons, Douglas Wilson, James H. Long, Jr. and twins infants, McKinnley and Mahurley Wilson; three brothers, Olden, Theodore and Albert Sheriff; four sisters-in-law, Janice, Earthleen, Lilly Mae and Bessie Sheriff and brother-in-law, Willie Myers.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Demtrious Wilson, Pallbearer
  • Rodney Sheriff, Pallbearer
  • Christopher Hollis, Pallbearer
  • Corey Ellison, Pallbearer
  • Andre Sheriff, Pallbearer
  • Darius Long, Pallbearer
  • Elijah Sheriff, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Clifton Sheriff, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Napoleon Sheriff, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Darren Sheriff, Bearer
  • Rory Sheriff, Bearer

Services

  • Viewing Friday, August 16, 2019
  • Home Going Services Saturday, August 17, 2019
  • Burial Saturday, August 17, 2019

Memories

Mattie Ann (Sheriff) Wilson

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Glarneice Green & Norman Pettiford

August 15, 2019

To The Family: So sorry for your loss. Sending Love, Prayers and Condolences. Mattie will be miss by everyone that knew her. We worked at the same place. Just know that you have an Angel watching over you now. Keep the memories close to your heart. May God continue to Bless you all. Love and Prayers.

Deanna Jackson

August 14, 2019

Sending condolences to the family. Ms Mattie was a sweetheart. I'll be keeping you all in prayer 🙏❤🙏

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