The Progress-Index Weekend - - OBITUARIES -

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. blan­dand­tuck­er­fu­ner­al­

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