Mattie L. Atchison Goldman
Mattie L. Atchison Goldman, a native and resident of the Bigbee community, died Dec. 30, 2010. She was 95 years of age.
A member of the Midway United Methodist Church in St. Stephens, Ms. Goldman enjoyed cooking and opening up her home to people. She loved planting and working in a vegetable garden. She worked for Vanity Fair, in retail sales at Bedsole Fendley Department Store in Jackson and as a telephone operator in Chatom. Friends remember her as the voice on the phone who connected you to another party, just like on the Andy Griffith Show.
Survivors include twin sons, Joe Daniel (Patsy) Goldman and Billy George (Dianne) Goldman Sr.; caregivers, granddaughter, Donna Clark (Michael) Taylor, great-grandchildren, Chandler, Ashley and Haley, son-in-law, Paul Clark and hospice workers, Daphne and Elzora; granddaughters, Janet G. (Lawrence) Beech and Ann G. (Joe David) Britton; grandsons, Wayne Goldman and Billy G. (Patty) Goldman Jr.; six great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and special niece, Bobbie Jean (Agnew) Purvis.
Her husband, Jodie Goldman; daughter, Nell Goldman Clark; and grandson, Joseph Alan Goldman, preceded her in death.
Funeral services were Jan. 2 at the Midway United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Marty Schill officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery under the direction of St. Stephens Funeral Home in St. Stephens.
Pallbearers included Kevin Napper, Mack Napper, Adam Napper, Jeremy Wiggins, Melvin Moseley and Douglas Atchison.
Enclosed in Mrs. Goldman’s memory card was this special love note: “’Ma’, You will be greatly missed by us. You meant so much to our family and we love you dearly. Heaven is getting a wonderful, loving angel. We’ll love and miss you always. Mike, Donna, Chandler, Ashley, Haley Taylor, Paul Clark, Bobbie Jean and Agnew Purvis.”