Mrs. Mattie Ruth Westbrook was born on November 2, 1921 in Camp Hill, Alabama to Mr. Tebe and Mrs. Esther Milner. She was the third youngest of nine children. She went on to have two beautiful daughters of her own and three grandchildren: Mary Jewell, Gloria Jean, and grandson Walter DeRamus all preceded her in death.
Ms. Mattie accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Anniston, Al. She loved going to church, singing, reading her bible, helping to raise her grandchildren, and talking with her family and friends. She will always be remembered as a caring lady that would give you her last.
if offering food, “no, thank you” was never an option. She would make you eat. You would not leave hungry if coming by her home to visit. Her personality could brighten anyone’s day and make you laugh - truly a cherished gem.
She had a passion for children, baking and helping others. As a nurse’s aide, in Anniston, AL, she worked with babies. Her love of baking produced “Mattie’s Delicious three-layer Chocolate Cake” and a red velvet for which she would also become known. Many people would place cake orders around the holidays with a gallon of her “Southern Sweet Tea”.
Ms. Mattie departed from this earth, but not from the hearts of her family. She gave up her earthly life to gain her wings on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at Tennova Health Care Hospital in Clarksville, Tennessee. She leaves to cherish her memory: her two grandchildren Stanley DeRamus and Sonya (Cliff) Blade; many great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
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