Mattie was born in Edgecombe county to the late Sydney Thomas and Genera Wilson. She was one of eleven children. She gradruated from G.W.Carver High School in 1954, she was a lifelong member of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. She loved to sing and was a usher. She retired from the state of North Carolina. She dedicated her life to her children affectionately called "the big 8". She was proceded in death by a son, Steven R. Wilson.
She leaves to cherish: her children, Linwood, Jacquelin(Charles), Theresa, Myra (Craig), Scott, Jamie, and Geniece. 23 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren. one brother, John and sister Irene.
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