Mattie Lee “Mat Lee” Young, 85

by | June 12, 2019 11:39 am

   Funeral Services for Mattie Lee “Mat Lee” Young, 85, of Swainsboro will be Saturday, June 15, 2019 2 p.m. at the Mt. Gilead Baptist Church. Interment will be held in the Mt. Gilead Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, June 14, 2019 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Chapman Funeral Home. She departed this life to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday, June 5, 2019 following an extended illness. 

Ms. Mattie Lee Young, “Mat Lee” as she was known by most, lived a happy and good life, always doing what she could to help others. She never met a stranger and she would cook and feed anybody. Young married at an early age and was the mother of eight children. She was born May 8, 1934 in Swainsboro to the late John Watson and Carrie Easterling Watson. Young served faithfully at the Mt. Gilead Baptist Church until she became sick. She worked and held several jobs of employment, such as Diamond Brothers, Southeastern Technical College, Emanuel County Senior Citizens, and Emanuel County Health Department, just to name a few. Young loved everybody, especially her Lord and Savior. She loved listening to gospel music. Young never let anything or no one slow her down. She loved the holidays where she stayed in the kitchen cooking for her guest. Young had a passion for her family, gardening, and cooking. She will be dearly missed by many. In addition to her parents, Young was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Young Jr.; sons, Johnny Lee Young, Willie James Young, and Master Tony Young; daughter, Lela Bell Coleman; and brother, John Watson.   

Survivors include her daughter, Gail Young Heggs of Swainsboro; sons, Charles (Sharon) Young and Dale Young, both of Swainsboro, and Tyrone (Remona) Young of Augusta; sisters, Juanita Worthen of Swainsboro and Bessie Gordon of Lake Worth, Florida; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro is in charge of the arrangements.

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