Mattie P. Brockwell, 77, of Colonial Heights, passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at her residence.

She was born Sept. 24, 1936, in Blackstone, Va., to the late Jordan M. and Lelia Phillips. Mrs. Brockwell was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond N. Brockwell; one brother; and four sisters. She was a very active member of Woodlawn Baptist Church in Colonial Heights.

She is survived by her daughter, Cynthia A. Birdsong of Colonial Heights; three brothers; two sisters; numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014, in the Colonial Heights Chapel of the E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes and Crematory, 2033 Boulevard, with the Rev. Terri Mason officiating. Interment will follow in Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Woodlawn Baptist Church Bible School Fund, 3120 Woodlawn Ave., Colonial Heights, VA 23834, or to the Colonial Heights Fire and EMS, P.O. Box 3401, Colonial Heights, VA 23834. Condolences may be registered at

Funeral Home

E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes & Crematory - Colonial Heights
2033 Boulevard  Colonial Heights, VA 23834
(804) 526-3400

Published in The Progress-Index on Apr. 11, 2014