Mattie Morton, daughter of the late Enoch and Mattie Mahalia Morton, was born on March 2, 1925. She peacefully departed this life on Monday, March 22, 2021 at the age of 96. Mattie affectionately known as “Doll” to her family, was born in Charlotte County, Virginia, and educated in the Charlotte County School System.
She was preceded in death by her son Gerald Hodges Morton; her four sisters, Mary Davis, Cora Morton, Eliza Morton, and Florence Morton; her six brothers, Welford Morton, Aubrey Morton, Elgie Morton, William Morton, Edward Morton, and Odell Morton.
Mattie later moved to Richmond, Virginia, and attended Sharon Baptist Church. She was a devoted and loving mother to Gerald Morton (deceased) and Yvonnie Marie Morton.
She was a hard worker and served fifty-two years as the caretaker to the DeShazo family, becoming an extended family member and retired in 2014. She was also a loving caretaker for the Pratt family for twelve years. In addition to working as a loving caretaker, she worked for C. F. Sauer Foods and the State of Virginia.
Mattie had a gentle and loving nature for her family and friends. She would open her heart and home to those she loved. She gave so much to so many. She enjoyed cooking, playing cards, crossword puzzles, and watching baseball. No one could forget her infectious laugh and smile. Mattie had a deep love for pets. Her beloved cat Goldie will miss her dearly.
Mattie will be greatly missed by those who loved her. She leaves to cherish her loving memory, a devoted daughter Yvonnie Marie Morton; sister, Velt Woodard; and a devoted God-daughter, Winona Waddy Coles (Bernard). She also leaves to cherish her memory a devoted extended family, Zoe DeShazo Corker (Wayne), Kimberlee DeShazo Shortt (Rick), Joe DeShazo, Jr., Joyce Worthington (Kent), Vincent Buster, Eleanora Egister (Albert), Jackie Bradley, Sr.; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, God-children (Stanley N. Waddy, Jr., Samantha E. Waddy, and Barbee Griffin); other relatives and friends.
A walk-through visitation will be held from 2 to 5 pm Friday, April 9 at Affinity Funeral Service – Richmond Chapel, 2720 Enterprise Pkwy, Richmond, VA 23294. The family will receive friends at 10 am Saturday, April 10 with a funeral service to follow at 11 am in the funeral home chapel. Interment to follow in Washington Memorial Park.
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Peaceful memories and your
love will continue to guide us!
The DeShazo, Pratt, Worthington, Waddy, Egister,
Buster, Bradley, James, and Coles Families