Mattie R. Thornton of Bedford passed away Thursday at her home at the age of 84.
Born in 1924 in Hardyville, Kentucky to Elmo and Loney Brown, Mattie was a homemaker and member of 2nd Baptist Church, holding the office of Secretary of Zone 3, and was the 2nd Vice President of the Southeastern District Missionary.
She is survived by her daughters Agnes and Donna, sons Leonard and Gilbert, sister Florence, 18 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, and several nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Roy, son George, sisters Mary, Alberta and Edna, brothers Willie and William, and 1 grandson.
Services will be held this afternoon at 1:00pm at 2nd Baptist Church in Bedford with burial to follow at Beech Grove Cemetery.