The Lord Qiveth February 12, 1912
The Lord Taketh June 7, 2004
Friday, June 11, 2004
MT. OLIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
a? Evans, Georgia
; : Reverend LJ. * Officiating
Mrs. Nancy Merritt McCIattie entered into eternal rest peadj
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fullfon Mondy, June 7, 2004, at Forest Lake,HealthCenter.
She was born February 12f 1912, irfSolumbta County to the la|
.es and Celia Merrittv She was the oldest q four childrei
ill, Matthew and James, Jr. (Cush)ffiill and Jatnes, Jr. (Cusl
;ceded her in death.
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SKe was converted and baptized at an early age at Hfe Moui
Olive Baptist Church, where she served faithfully untitper healj
failed. Mrs. McCIattie Joved her church Ihd served ih the
lowing capacities: Ghcfir, Usher Board, Womens Mission, DeJ
coness Board and the #1 Smith Club. At the time of her deal!
she was the Motheijbf the Church. Mrs. McCIattie was also a;
member of the Deaions Union^ Mrs. McCIattie was a formerll
member of the Order of the Eastein Star.
She attended schoolm a one-room schoolhouse on Washington
Road in Evans, Georgia. She was unable to attend sc^Sol lo:
pough to graduate, because she had to work on the family farm.
Irs. McCIattie was an advocate for education. She always
"stressed the importance of education. .,
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| She married the late Oliver McCIattie, son of the late Ed and a
4 Ella McCIattie on January 15, 1927. They later moved to
I gusta on Pikes Alley, where she also attended at First New Hope
|; Baptist Church, near her home. To this union two children were
|,born, James and Sadie. They both preceded her in deathv -4
loved her family dearly and quickly took on the role of mam her grandchildren after the death of her daughter. She w H/very devoted to her family. They all loved their Mama and ofte: pisaid they knew no difference in her and their own mother.
Mrs. McClattie was employed in her earlier years.by a family we
knew as Mr. Reds. Mrs. McClattie was also employed for many
years with King Mill. Although she did not have her own trans-
portation, she earned perfect attendance. She retired at the age
of 63, after, 23 dedicated years of service.
Soon after retiring, Mrs. "McClattie and her husband began to fjish regularly. She also was an avid gardener. She g|ew the most beautifuljflowers and received raves about them. | " ^
lancy was a loving and caring lady. She waWoved and deep
respected by all who ever met and knew her. She loved her friend
and neighbors, and opened her doors to anyone who needed help.
Mrs. Nancy understood life as well as death, and spoke many times
ajout being so thankful td God forgiving her a life of longevity
She loved vibrant colors and^said, "anything dead ought to b
buried." She was a sharp dresser. She loved the very be^t of ev
erything and believed in providing the best forfher grandchil
dren the same way. That is the way she lived her life .$. full of I giving spirit! She had an amazingly sharp mind and a kieen sen
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Mrs. McClattie is sprvivelfby: five grandchildren, Gregory
(Diane) HendersorMpf Hephzibah, Georgia, Barbara (Wyman)
McCoy of Hephzibali, Debra Elaine (Larry) McCferd of Augusta,
Georgia, Pamela (Ronald) Wynn of Augusta, Georgia and
Fredreick Henderson of Augusta, Georgia; one brother, Matthew
Merritt of Detroit, Michigan; one aunt, Minnie Boyd of August;
Georgia; three sisters-in-law, Mrs. Caroline Nugen of Eva^, Gee*
gia, Mrs. Lillian McClattie and Mrs. Jeanette McClattie, both
: Augusta, Georgia; twelve great grandchild|en: and eight great
' " ' great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nepriews, cousins, o
relatives, neighbors and friends.
" REFLECTIONS (Limit rTbriee Miri
As A Church Menit
As A FamilyiJMember :*
As A Family Friend^
As A Neighbor ~
As AfGJodson ~
i THE CELEBRATION
BADRU McCov TREVOR SAMS MARCUS McCoY FHEODRICK HENDERSON DIAZ HENDERSON CORNELIUS HENDERSON
tive Ttower fearers
nily wishes to express their heartfelt appreciation for all the illness and hours of be 2ep you always.
ealth Care; Dr. Samuel Chan Oncology Clinic; Dr. Rucker; nic; Belle-Terrace Neighbor ; Care Management and Life
~ The Family