Mattie Ruth Slay
1941 - 2020
BORN
1941
DIED
2020
FUNERAL HOME
Guy & Allen Funeral Directors, Inc.
2959 West 11th Avenue
Gary, IN
Mattie Ruth Slay was born on March 7, 1941 in Westpoint, Mississippi to Julius and Hadie Adams whom both preceded her in death. Mattie transitioned from this life on August 14, 2020. Her time devoted on Earth was to care for others. She was a graduate of Roosevelt High School Class of 1959. She received her nursing degree from St. Mary Mercy School of Nursing in 1968. As an RN, Mattie provided care for 40 years within hospitals and other facilities in Northwest Indiana. She is survived by her loving husband, Joseph Slay Jr., two daughters, Kristan Hill And Mia (Thomas) Rosemond; one brother William II (Virginia) Houston; one sister Cheryl (Karl) Person; four grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Visitation, Saturday, August 22, 2020 from 9:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. with Funeral services to follow at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Baptist Church 1831 Virginia Street, Gary, Indiana. Interment Monday August 24, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.


Published by Post-Tribune from Aug. 19 to Aug. 20, 2020.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Aug
22
Visitation
9:00a.m. - 11:00a.m.
Trinity Baptist Church
1831 Virginia Street, Gary, IN
Aug
22
Funeral service
11:00a.m.
Trinity Baptist Church
1831 Virginia Street, Gary, IN
Aug
24
Interment
9:30a.m.
Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery
IN
Funeral services provided by:
Guy & Allen Funeral Directors, Inc.
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My condolences too the family may God bless you at this time praying for strength. Your God son Eric
Eric Hampton
Son
August 22, 2020
Our Deepest Sympathy to the Slay Family!
Curtis -Denita Hairston
Acquaintance
August 22, 2020
Anthony Boddie
August 21, 2020
Good bye cousin. See you when I get there.
Tell Shirley Jean, I miss her daily.
Much love
Sheila Gibson
Family
August 20, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Jimmy and Jennifer Cook
Friend
August 20, 2020
To Joe and Family,
A loving child of God has made her transition. I met Mattie in kindergarten, but who knew that we would later work together as nurses. I learned a lot from her.
Joe, Thanks for standing the test of time.
Please be encouraged as you focus on fond memories of one so dear.
May God’s grace and mercy forever bless you.
My prayers and love remain with you.
Jeannie Greer
Palmdale, CA.
Jeannie Greer
Classmate
August 20, 2020
Slay & family,

Your wife's at peace. Think of the good times and smile. For comfort read Ecclesiastes 3:1-15,17,19,20,22. May The Creator bring you peace during this time.
Michael & Ermalene Gault Sr
August 20, 2020
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Gregory Archibald
Coworker
August 20, 2020
To Cheryl Person & Family:
Please accept our heartfelt condolences to you and your family for the loss of your loved one. In times like these, hold steadfast to the Master's Hands and He will guide you through this spiritual turbulence knowing that weeping does endure for a little while, but JOY DOES and WILL COME in the morning. Keeping you and your family in our prayers.

Aurelia & Gregory Weaver
Friend
August 20, 2020
Kristin,
I'm sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. She was a beautiful person. She and Mommy were life long friends and she helped care for my Mom during her illness. I appreciate her being there for my Mom and our family during that difficult time. I'll keep you and your family in my prayers
Yvonne S Hutch
Friend
August 20, 2020
Sorry to hear of your loss Joe and children Mattie was an Excellent Nurse who loved what she could do for her patients and friends. She was a hard worker going from St Mary’s hospital to Methodist working over time all of her Career. She was a Nurse you would request to assist with your stay in the Hospital. I will miss her smile and gentleness. Be proud of her family she was known through out the medical fields as a Competent and Caring Nurse. May God receive her as a person he can say well done my faithful servant.
Geraldine Shackelford Starks
Coworker
August 19, 2020
So very sorry for your loss. Please accept our condolences and prayers.
Charlotte Dorsey and Charmaine Dorsey Allen
Charmaine Dorsey Allen
Friend
August 19, 2020
My condolences and prayers for the family & friends of Mattie Slay during this difficult time. I worked side by side with Mattie at St. Mary Hospital Intensive Care Unit, I learned a lot from her! She was an excellent nurse, and a great role model for new nurses starting in a nursing career. She did good works for her community, and has left me with good memories of her caring and compassionate care she gave her patients. God Bless
Debra Winston
Coworker
August 19, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Joyce Pompey
Coworker
August 19, 2020
To the family, may God bless you with peace and strength during this difficult time.

Patsy Maclin
Coworker
August 19, 2020
To Cheryl and family you have my deepest sympathy in the death but heavens gain of your beloved sister.May you all find comfort in knowing we share in your grief and praying with and for all of you. Mattie was a beautiful person and I remember when we first met. She will now join her mother and receive what God promised Eternal life. To her beautiful children that she loved with all heart God will take care of you and remember that a Mother's love is forever.
Myrtle Mateen
Friend
August 19, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Lorraine Malone
Coworker
August 19, 2020
Angela Stewart
August 18, 2020
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