Mattie Lou Stubbs

Mattie Lou Stubbs, 75, of Wortham, passed away Sept. 28, 2013, in Mexia. Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 30, at First Baptist Church in Wortham, with the Rev. Stephen Schulte officiating. Interment was in the Wortham Cemetery.

Mattie was born March 2, 1938, in Palestine, to Floyd C. and Jewel Coleman Deck. She married John J. Stubbs on July 6, 1956, in Wortham. During her years at Wortham High School, she excelled in basketball having been named all district guard.
Mattie retired from the Wortham ISD after completing 39 years of service as secretary to the superintendent; a school to which she was very dedicated.

Mattie was an accomplished seamstress. She made her own wedding dress and her granddaughter’s prom and bridesmaids’ dresses. She was also an artist, although she had no formal training. Mattie cherished her family; her greatest joy was spending time with her precious grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a longtime active member of the First Baptist Church in Wortham.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Mattie is survived by her husband, John Stubbs, of Wortham; daughter Bettina Jarrell and husband Randy, of Wortham; grandchildren Sara­beth Matthews, of Wor­tham, Juliann Allen and husband Drew, of Nashville, and John “J.J.” Jarrell, of Wor­tham; four great-grandchildren; sister Elizabeth Ann “Libba” Vinson and husband Gene, of Lufkin; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Stephen Sims, Don Sims, Michael Dunn, John “J.J.” Jarrell, Pete Vinson and Leslie Brooks. Cade Matthews was an honorary pallbearer.

Mattie’s family would like to extend a special thank you to Mexia LTC and Providence Hospice for their excellent care.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church in Wortham or Providence Hospice, 107 E. Commerce, Mexia, TX 76667.
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