Mattie Pearl Brady, 100 years old, of Lakeland, Florida, went on to be with her Lord on Thursday, December 7, 2023.

Mattie was born on November 26, 1923 in Tifton, Georgia. In 1942, Mattie eloped with the love of her life, John Lee Brady, also known as “John L”, going on to have their son, Ken Brady. Then Mattie devoted her life to being a wonderful mother and wife.

Mattie and John L moved to Florida in the early 1950's where they owned a small family grocery store, among other endeavors. After retiring, Mattie continued to work as a homemaker and seamstress while spending any free time outside gardening or with their grandchildren. Mattie served in many capacities, including regularly volunteering at her church, Griffin Baptist Church, where she was a member for almost 70 years. Her faithfulness to her Lord was truly inspiring. She loved the Lord and her family!

Mattie is preceded in death by her husband, John. She is survived by her son, Ken (Melissa); and her grandchildren, Beau Brady, Kaitlyn Brady, Casey Brady (Alyssa) and Caleb Brady.

A graveside service will be held Monday, December 11, 2023 at Oak Hill Burial Park at 10 a.m.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, 450 Arneson Avenue, Auburndale, Florida 33823.

Condolences may be sent to the family at Gentry Morrison Funeral Home.

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