Jessie Mae Matlock

Jessie Mae (Patterson) Matlock, 89, of Willow Springs, Missouri, and formerly of Cabool, Missouri, passed over into eternal life on September 24, 2010 at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Missouri.

She was born on December 3, 1920 in Mound City, Illinois, the first of eight children of Jesse Daniel and Missouri (Parrot) Patterson.

Jessie Mae and her family moved to Sargent, Missouri, in 1934 and that is where she graduated from the eighth grade. She was of the Lutheran faith.

On September 14, 1940 she was united in marriage to Johnny R. Matlock and to this union two children were born, John Louis and Vickie Matlock. She worked on the family farm, at Sunnyhill Poultry Plant and finally at Brown Shoe Company from which she retired in 1983.

Jessie Mae enjoyed gardening, cooking, sewing, fishing, word searches and crossword puzzles. She was fondly known as “Nanny” by many. She never met a stranger and really enjoyed visiting. She had the kindest and most gentle heart. Her great joy was her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Johnny; her son, John L. Matlock; one infant grandson, Christopher Michael Miller; one sister, Ella Roberts; and three brothers, Carle Gene, Donald Ray and Roy Samuel Patterson.

She is survived by her daughter, Vickie Miller; grandchildren Bethany Miller Creech, Brandy Miller and Kevin Miller; great-grandchildren Dugan Christopher Lewis, Sha Miller, Devin Miller, Seth Miller, Izaac Miller, Shilo Miller, Derika Bunch and Samuel Miller; great-great-granddaughter Brooklynn Mae Lewis; one sister, Evalena Wood; two brothers, Ben and Emmitt Patterson; numerous nieces and nephews, and her good friends, Fern Miller, Francis Wilson and Mary Smith. She will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved her.

Services were at 2:00 p.m. Monday, September 27, 2010, at the funeral home chapel with Beth Hicks officiating. Pallbearers were Christopher Lewis, Kevin Miller, Sean Patterson, Carol Wood, James G. Miller and Tim Creech. Interment was in Pleasant Grove Cemetery near Cabool under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool.

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