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Mattie Sue Brown

Wilmington - Mattie Sue Brown, a 95 year-old independent, resourceful, vibrant matriarch of our family, transitioned on September 8th. To know her was to love her and have a true understanding of unconditional love. She was the dedicated mother of three girls, Joan Sloan (James Sloan), Phyllis Hill (Robert Hill, Sr.) and MaryannBurno (Derrick Burno), and many who claim to be her 4th child. Mattie Sue was known for her generosity of spirit, taking in family members when needed, caring for friends and loved ones when sick, and providing a meal to any who were hungry; all while finding the time to play pity pat, bingo or head to the casino, which she affectionately called her job. A lifelong learner, she graduated from Orange County Training School and the Berean Institute, took classes at Temple University for nutrition, was trained in dressmaking, millinery, and home healthcare, and spent two years at Bennett College. She was also handy around the house, as she could swing a hammer, was "dangerous" with a paint brush, and was known to have a green thumb. Mattie Sue was fiercely loyal, always spoke her mind, and was full of life until the very end. She is loved by many and will be dearly missed. Viewing will take place on Saturday, September 15th, from 9am to 11am, at House of Wright Mortuary, 208 East 35th Street, Wilmington, DE. Celebration of Life will follow the viewing. Interment will take place at Northwood Cemetery, 1501 Haines St., Philadelphia, PA. on Monday, September 17, 2018 at 11am.
Published in The News Journal from Sept. 12 to Sept. 14, 2018
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