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Mattie Lee Bennett Travis August 10, 1946 - May 18, 2013

Mattie Lee Bennett Travis

Date of Funeral

May 25, 2013

The Travis family would like to thank all of you for your prayers and well wishes.

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Mattie Travis Obituary

Mattie Lee Bennett TravisĀ was born on August 10, 1946 to the late Charlie Spencer and Mattie Lou Bennett in Wheeler County, Alamo, Ga. She resided in Jacksonville, FL for many years. She was united in holy matrimony to the late Willie Travis on May 1, 1976 in Woodbine, Georgia.

She attended Mount Bethel Missionary Baptist Church where she was an active member. She served as president of the mass choir and was also one of their lead soloist, before becoming ill. She faithfully served on Distric 7 under the leadership of Deacon Monroe and Deacon Scott.

She retires from the Duval County School Board after 20+ years, as a paraprofessional.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, husband, Willie Travis; brothers, Walter Bennett and Deroy Bennett, and sister Charlene Briggs.

Her memories will be cherished by her son, Lemeul (la’Marshall) Garrett Travis; grandchildren, Rasheed Arkail Travis, Jahleel Areli Travis, Brianna Travis, Zaniyah Travis, Takiyah Travis; seven devoted sisters, in Hazlehurst, GA – Edna Thornton, Ernestine Balkcom, Amy(Quincy) Kornegay, in Jacksonville, FL- Olivia Gadson, Mary Cook, Janet Johnson, Valoria Bennett; four loyal brothers in Hazlehurst, GA – Charlie(Dale) Bennett, Reuben Bennett, Jim Bennett, in Jesup, GA – Ray Bennett; a special cousin and one of her caretakers – Doris Pitts (Jacksonville, FL); brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Sam Travis(Willie Pearl) and Augusta McClain of Jacksonville, FL; godson, Joseph Lee Lias III (Orlando, FL) and a host of neices, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Visitation Friday
May 24, 2013
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Thornton's Funeral Home
Hazlehurst, GA 31539

Funeral Services Saturday
MT Bethel Missionary Baptist Church
May 25, 2013 at 11:00 AM
1620 Helena Street
Jacksonville, FL 32208

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