November 21, 1954 ~ June 28, 2020

Born in: Mississippi
Resided in: Los Angeles, CA

Mattie Ruth Thigpen entered this earthly life November 21, 1954, to the late Solomon and Mattie Mae Stewart in Drew, MS. Mattie attended Hunter High School in Drew, MS before moving to Los Angeles, CA with her beautiful daughter Renee, and finishing her education at Morningside High School in Inglewood, CA.

On January 28, 1971, Mattie married Roy L. Thigpen. Mattie and Roy would later be blessed with four more beautiful daughters after Renee. Fernessa, Bobbie, Joyce, and Krystal Thigpen. Mattie accepted Christ at an early age and her faith was unbreakable. In the early 2000’s, Mattie rededicated her life to Christ – becoming a proud member of Judah’s Lion Community Church, where she served as an usher until the end of her life.

Being naturally empathetic – Mattie took up a profession in healthcare, where her career spanned over 15 years across numerous hospitals in Los Angeles County. Mattie loved people, and found joy in being of service to others. She welcomed and accepted people for who they were without judgement. Having strong family values, she was always at her happiest whenever she was with her family. Instilling those same familial beliefs in her daughters – she was always nurturing, compassionate, and empathetic towards her children. Mattie was a loving and caring mother who displayed endless acts of love, just as much as she verbally expressed love by saying “I love you.” She was there to welcome her grandchildren and great grandson into the world, and gave her blessing to her unborn great grandchild. She not only served as a lifeline to her daughters, but also her grandchildren. Guiding them in life with the same beliefs she instilled in her daughters.

On Sunday June 28, 2020, Mattie made the transition over into the eternal life to be with the Heavenly Father. Mattie’s sister Bertha Stewart, brother Frank M. Stewart, and her niece Sennuwy Smith preceded her in death. Mattie leaves her loving memories to be cherished by husband Roy Thigpen, daughters Renee, Fernessa, Bobbie, Joyce, and Krystal Thigpen. Grandchildren Lynay Thigpen, Khristina Arreola, Christopher Ransom, Jaylynn Watkins, Ethan Thigpen, Kelly Davis, and great grandchild Justin

Bruhanski-Thigpen. Sisters Gretude Stewart, Bobbie Wallace, Polly Stewart, Lulu Stewart, Charlene Stewart, and brother Solomon Stewart Jr. Aunt Opal Brooker, nieces Jacqueline Simpson, Danielle Evans, and Mia Stewart. Nephews Elliery Johnson, and Solomon Stewart III. Great nieces: Shawnay Horace, Alexa Wright, Bijon Johnson, and Gertrude Johnson. Great nephews: Idrissa Simpson Jr, Richard Collins, Elliery Johnson Jr, and Tyair Hull. Cousins: Sheila Campbell, Pamela Jones, James Brooker III and a host of other relatives and friends.

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  1. candle 8Auntie I’m going to miss you. Every time you saw me you always gave me them long intimate hugs. Always knew what to say to keep me smiling. You were always sweet to me. Lumpy loves you and know your mom, my mommy, and you are looking down on us all. I’m

  2. candle 7Momma you being miss so much each day I open my eyes I hear your . I see your smile…. I don’t know what to do.. But I hear you telling me what to do… Momma I know now that you are in his arms as I’m wrap in your arms. I love you so much mom.. Rest In Heaven mom….

  3. candle 7My bestfriend, my mentor and my ROCK, you were more to me than my mother, I love you so much and miss you more. The days are so long, as I try to get through this a minute at a time. Ilove you MOMMY. ALWAYS AND FOREVER 😇😇😇😇😇😇😇. FERNESSA.

  4. candle 7I will forever remember u telling me. I was a dead *****! Because I made your daughter BJ mad! Rest well ms Thigpen 🌹😘

  5. My sister Mattie Ruth I will miss you so much. I love you so much. I will keep my
    Memories of you in my mind and heart forever. Love Charlene.

  6. candle 1Cousin, Your life was a blessing,
    your memory a treasure. You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure. There are no goodbyes, wherever we are. You’ll always be in our hearts. You left too soon. But forever wouldn’t have been long enough.
    Love you.

  7. candle 3Mattie I’m hating you beat me to the punch. Its funny we’ve talked about death but never dying. What can i say, there’s no words to describe what you did for me, what you mean to me. I understand now why we didn’t talk about dying. **** I can hear you laughing now. Anyway I could go on and on but I’m not. I love you. Yo what was up with that dead ***** ****…😄 look all i know . Ima smoke this Jeffrey and we’ll finish this convo in a bit yo. Thank you Mattie for the trauma and the healing, that I’m still working on

  8. candle 3Yo great grandma, just wanna say everything will be okay. I know you lookin out for us, but we goin to be alright. We may have some problems right now, but I wanna assure you that we are still walking with our heads up to the sky! Have a nice day in heaven and say hello to Jesus for me! ಠᴥಠ💙🐱

  9. candle 8mrs.Thigpen what a amazing woman you were, You will truly be miss but Never Forgotten love Ms.leslie ❤

  10. candle 5I remember how you looked after all of us girls. I can hear you telling us not to go outside the gate at when we were all at at Pinky house……It’s been so long, but I’ll always remember you ❤

  11. candle 7Aunt Mattie! You are a beautiful soul. Thank you for leaving your mark in our hearts. Your kindness will be forever remembered.

    Love Tee (Bijon’s Mom)

  12. candle 1Mattie,
    You were always a quiet spirit but you were never quiet when it came to saying “I love you”. You were always first to say those heartfelt words. I will miss your kind eyes and sincere smile. The world was a better place because you were in it. The world has lost a gentle spirit but your spirit will live on because your light shined so brightly. You will be missed but never forgotten.
    Rest Peacefully!
    Love you,
    Your Cousin

  13. candle 7Charlene: Danielle: Tyaire and Familiy.
    In loving memory or Mattie.
    There is a time and a season for every activity under the heaven.
    For weeping may endure for the night but joy will come in the morning!!!

  14. candle 2I love u auntie so much words can’t even explain or express my love for u ,u was always in my corner never doubted me in anything I did in my life auntie u already know wat kind of connection we had the most positive human I know and will always love till the death of me I love u auntie !!!yo dee

  15. candle 6Mattie we will miss you. I love you and you will be forever in my heart and your memories will liver forever in my heart Rest In Peace. I love you your sister Polly

  16. candle 4Mattie, I really miss you. I’m your oldest sister . I know you are in a better place but my love for you is unconditional . I know you are in heaven with Mom, Dad, Bertha , Peter , Maple, and Sennuwy . LOVE YOU BABY SIS .

  17. candle 2Mattie, You are a very special lady. I always liked the hugs you gave to me! Rest in peace and God bless your family.

    • My thoughts and prayers to the family. It was fun having Mattie Ruth around. She will be truly missed.

  18. candle 8Hello Joyce, my please accept my deepest condolences for your family’s loss. Psalm 34:18 states, “ The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” You and your family are in my prayers.

  19. candle 8I will miss you my forever extended sister. Your company of love, laughter and your smile will never be forgotten. Love D. Red.

  20. Mattie. I will never forget your beautiful smile and warm welcoming spirit. You will always remind me of one of my sisters in my family. Life may bring ultimate challenges but what matters most is winning in the end. May keep your beautiful spirit forever. Love you.

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