MATTIE E.B. FISHER
Mrs. Mattie Elizabeth Brown Fisher, of 1465 Halifax St., Petersburg, VA, departed this life Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at her residence.
Mattie was born May 23, 1919, to her parents, the late Ruby May and Percy Brown. Her formal education was in the Prince George School System and she was a retiree from Petersburg Public Schools.
Mattie was on several church committees: Senior Choir, Missionary (Evangelism), Pastor's Aid and Hospitality. Her hobbies included quilting, horticulture, and culinary arts.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bernard Lee Fisher, Sr; daughter, Ruby E. Fisher; brothers, Percy, Robert, George, Jacob and William Brown; sisters, Margaret Mason, Sarah Brown, and Ethel Brown.
She is survived by sons, Bernard Lee Fisher, Jr (Martha), Arthur Fisher (Barbara) all of Petersburg and Kenneth Ray Fisher, Sr (Betty) of Baltimore, MD; daughters, Audrey Belinda Fisher of Petersburg and Rose Marie Fisher Thornhill of Chester; sister, Mary Lee Brown Nicholas; sister-inlaw, Mary Brown; two devoted nieces, Phyllis Mason Gravesande and Deborah Ann Mason of Richmond; twelve grandchildren; twenty-one greatgrandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; host of beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, October 7, 2017, at Unity Baptist Church, 330 South Street, Petersburg, VA., Rev. Eustis Mitchell, officiating. Interment will follow at Dinwiddie Memorial Park.
Family would like to extend special acknowledgements to: Dr. Daniela Cioflec and staff, Halifax Street neighbors, all who stepped up to be caregivers and heartfelt thanks to Janet B. Houp and Steve Fitzgerald, Sr.
Professional services are entrusted to the staff of Bland and Tucker Funeral Homes, 137 Harrison St., Petersburg, VA (804) 732-7841. Family and friends may send condolences to: www. blandandtuckerfuneralhomes.com.