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.