FORT MYERS, FLORIDA – A memorial service celebrating the life of Catherine Ann Hagwood Mattis will be held Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 3:00 at Hill Crest Funeral Home in Haughton, LA. Officiating will be Rev. Keith Rowe. The family will receive friends from 2:00 until service time. Inurnment will follow in Hill Crest Memorial Park.
Catherine was born February 10, 1938 in Hazelhurst, Mississippi and passed away on April 30, 2016. She attended Mid South Business School in Meridian, MS and worked for City Hall in Bossier City. She enjoyed gardening and dancing.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jamie Floyd Hagwood and Clara Mae Johnson Hagwood; husband Carter Harrison Mattis ; sister, Dorothy Louise Hagwood Stewart and cousin, Leslie Hagwood. She is survived by her daughters; Carla Ann Minneman and husband Alan R. Minneman of Albequerque, New Mexico, Joy Engstrom and husband Steven Engstrom of Naples, Florida and Cindy Anderson and husband Kevin Scott Anderson of Loganville, Georgia. Also left to cherish her memory are her brother Jimmy Hagwood and wife Hilda Hagwood of Ft. Worth, Texas, 7 grandkids, 4 great grandkids, 1 great great grandchild, 2 nephews and 2 nieces, Rhonda Stewart Denton & Tanya Stewart Hermanson.
In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to Valerie’s House, as a tribute to our dear Momma. This is a special organization that helps children and families with their loss and it only seems fitting that our mother would be remembered in the helping of others with their grief. The purpose of Valerie’s House is to help families in Southwest Florida work through their loss together and go on to live successful lives. Children will know other kids like them; they will heal together and learn that their loss doesn’t have to limit their dreams. You can donate online at http://www. valerieshouseswfl.org/donate or mail a gift to: Valerie’s House SWFL, PO Box 1955, Ft. Myers, FL33902 Condolences may be left for the family and the guestbook may be signed online at www.hillcrestmemorialfh.com
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