Mattie Fountain

Visitation

Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Fernwood & Columbia Avenues, Pleasantville NJ US 08232 Tuesday, Jun. 8, 2010, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Wednesday, Jun. 9, 2010, 09:00 am - 11:00 am

Services

Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Fernwood & Columbia Avenues, Pleasantville NJ US 08232 Wednesday, Jun. 9, 2010, 11:00 am

Cemetery

Greenwood Cemetery Pleasantville NJ US 08232 Wednesday, Jun. 9, 2010

Obituary of Mattie Louise Fountain

This beautiful flower, Mattie Louise fountain, was born in Jeffersonville, Georgia, to Mamie and Shade Glover. she moved to Pleasantville, new Jersey, in 1940 where she lived with her late husband James Terry, and their children, Leroy, Matti, Willie, Harvey, Iola and Patricia. With her husband, she founded City Cab Service and became president after his transition. When she was no longer able to operate the taxi business after a long disability, she became an employee of Atlantic County Nutritional services transporting seniors. A dedicated civic leader, volunteer, and humanitarian she joined Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church where she was a dedicated and devout member. Service was her life blood. Each day she lived out her purpose expressed in these words, "If I can do anything---say a kind word, do a kind word, do a kind deed or help someone on their way, then my living will not be in vain." The family matriarch, we often turned to her for prayer during times of distress. She was our Prayer Warrior. She would tell us, "On time and in time, God will answer prayer." She was a woman of love, a woman of service and beacon of light that will forever shine in our heart. A lover of flowers, she gave freely as she enriched the lives of others and watched those flowers come back to her many fold. She was blessed with love and appreciation, and often admired her "indoor garden." A fashion icon, she was known for her colorful hats and outfits. Her love nurtured many children, friends and family. She dearly loved her grandchildren and played a central role in their lives. Her faith encouraged us to move forward. She was a motivator, a problem solver and a source of strength to many. Memories of her strong life force continue to encourage, strengthen and motivate us. She was truly a Renaissance woman, a woman ahead of her time, a woman committed to taking so many to a higher level. Preceded in death by her husband, James, and three sons, Leroy, Willie and Harvey Fountain, she is survived by: three daughters, Matti Dobbs Mavritte and husband, Harold, Iola Fountain, and Patricia Fountain Smith and husband, William; her sister, Mary Veal; brother, R. C. Glover; grandchildren, Francinea Plummer, Kim Prellerman, Leroy fountain, Deborah Howell, Anthony Fountain, Karen Whitsett, Mattie Fountain, James Fountain, William Fountain, Doris Rosell, Nessia Fountain, Trayon Fountain, and Deborah Watkins; twenty-four great grandchildren; six great great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and a host of friends and relatives. she will be lovingly and fondly remembered by family and friends.
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