AnnaBelle Weakley-Mattson
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AnnaBelle Weakley-Mattson 1922 ~ 2008 AnnaBelle Weakley-Mattson 86, born July 12, 1922 was killed in an auto accident Saturday, November 15th near Wendover, Utah. AnnaBelle owned the Porters and Waiters Jazz Club and Hotel from the late 30's until the early 60's. In the era of desegregation it was the only restaurant and hotel open to blacks in Ogden, UT. She was known as the "Queen of 25th Street" and brought many of the greats of Jazz to the crossroads of the west. AnnaBelle served on various boards including the Boys and Girls club in Salt Lake City 20 years, the Salt Lake Senior Center, the YMCA, the Legal Aid Society, the Governors Black Advisory Counsel, as a National Counsel on Alcohol and Drug abuse and she was the Ethnic Minority Specialist at the Utah State Prison. AnnaBelle will remain in the hearts and minds of everyone she touched. She was an extremely compassionate and loving lady and always did whatever she could to help anyone in need. Words alone cannot fully immortalize her life on this earth or what she meant to the people that loved her. Annabelle was preceded in death by her stepfather William E. Brown, her mother Laura Bailey Brown, her son Joseph Henry Weakley, her uncles Edward Bailey and Earnest "Bean" Bailey and her husbands, William H. Weakley, William C. Carter, Leroy Jefferson and Roger Mattson. Surviving are, her widow Roberto Hernandez, her sister Iris Johnson and her brother Joe McQueen, her daughter Bernadette Marshall, her sons Chris Jefferson and Allen Holmes, her stepchildren, Juana Waraer; Roberto Hernandez II her grandchildren Paul Weakley, Johnny, Alex and Bernell Marshall, and seven great grandchildren. Funeral Services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. at Evans and Early Mortuary Chapel, 574 E. 100 S., SLC, Utah. The family will meet friends at the Mortuary Friday from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the services.

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Published in The Salt Lake Tribune from Nov. 20 to Nov. 21, 2008.
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December 9, 2008
May God be with the entire Family in times like this.
Your distant cousin.
Cora Nance,
Daughter of Cora White Thompson
Cora Nance
December 5, 2008
My heart and thoughts go out to the Weakly-Mattson-Hernandez Family in their time of lost. My family an I shall remember our cousin AnnaBelle with the fondest of memories
Henry White Jr.
December 3, 2008
We miss you so much Grandma. It feels so empty without you around. We know you are at peace in Heaven but we selfishly wish you were here.
Love, Alex, Aletha and Brandon
Alex Marshall
November 21, 2008
To AnnaBelle's Family

AnnaBelle was a very, beautiful special lady. She will be missed. Our prayers are with you. We share your grief. May God bless you all.
James and Mary Green
November 21, 2008
To Bernadette and family you have my deepest condolence
Donna Jean Offutt
Donna Offutt
November 21, 2008
To all of her Family:
She was the greatest lady & I loved the time I got to spend with her, as did many many others, at Odyssey House of Utah. I loved the conversations we would have. She will be greatly missed.

Connie Cloud (Salt Lake)
Connie Cloud
November 21, 2008
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help at this time.
Henry White
November 20, 2008
Johnny and Shellee,
May you find comfort at this time in knowing how much AnnaBelle loved you and your family. She was one of the greatest ladies I have or will ever know.

Dixie and Ed Belka
dixie belka
November 20, 2008
We were neighbors in Cottonwood Heights of your mother and you. We have loved and admired Annabelle and will treasure many happy memories of her and also of her children. We know she is busy in a better place and will spread joy and positive suggestions to all she associates with on the other side of the vail. We ask that you be comforted by those who love you and by our Heavenly Father.
Hank & Virginia Ombach
November 20, 2008
I love you Grandma
November 20, 2008
So long Annabelle, Thank you so much for all the guidance you provided in my life.
mike leach
November 20, 2008
Like many others, I had the pleasure of knowing Anna Belle through the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Valley. I had the privledge of being her friend and to be a witness to countless acts of kidness. Anna Belle not only believed in "the Golden Rule" she lived it each and everyday. She will be missed by our staff, her fellow Board Members but even more by the generations of youth she served so selflessly -- sharing her time, her talents and her love.
Kim Henage
November 20, 2008
Dear Allen and Bernadette
I will miss your mother deeply as you know she was a dear friend of mine. And I know you both will miss her love and generosity a great deal. She was a real trooper of strength and always had a great story of life and all her many experiences.
May her memory and life always be cherished by the both of you, and I hope your time of grief will be
that only of all the good she did for your people and everyone she came in contact with.
I know my father was her dear
friend also.
Please e-mail when you can, and for all the other family members I never knew, my condolences to all of you also.
Madeline Pappas
Madeline Pappas
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