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Mattie E. Howse



Lie -in- State:
2:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 2, 2019
Scales & Sons Funeral Home, 314 E. State St. Murfreesboro TN 37130

Visitation with the Family:
12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 3, 2019
First Baptist Church, 738 E Castle St. Murfreesboro TN 37130

Celebration of Life:
1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 3, 2019
First Baptist Church, 738 E Castle St. Murfreesboro TN 37130

The Service of Committal & Interment:
Following the service on Saturday, August 3, 2019
Lovvorn Cemetery, Murfreesboro TN

Mattie Eliza Howse, known to all as: "Nanny" was born on February 3, 1956 to Joe Robert and Mattie Millie Harris in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. She was the oldest of five born from this union. Nanny transitioned from this earthly life to eternal life on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at S1. Thomas Rutherford.

Mattie received her early education in the public schools of Rutherford County.

Nanny loved going to yards sales and Thrift Stores and the high light of her day was playing numbers. She also had a great passion for flowers. Nanny loved her family and friends. She was, "The Mayor of the Circle."

On February 3, 1995 Nanny married the love of her life, David Howse.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Mattie Harris; her grandparents, Millie and Frank Patterson; son, Gary Jackson; and sister, Millie Harris and Ruby Harris.

Nanny leaves to cherish precious memories, her devoted husband, David Howse; daughters, Cynthia (Ronald) Spivey, Veronica Gooch, Terri Gooch and Tammy (David) Crawford; brothers, Robert Harris and Stanley Harris; sister, Ruby Harris; grandchildren; Laronda (Leon) Cesar, Rondrecous Spivey, Javaria Miles, Javoseia Gooch, Dominque Gooch, Isahia Gooch, Marquice Knox, Jacquice Hugle, Tyrese Cantrell, LaKeshia (Andrell) Gaines, Devonte' Daniel, Carlos Harris, Darecia Crawford, Devon Crawford and Anaria Stweart; ten great grandchildren; aunts, Lola Harris and Emma Vaughter; uncles, Robert Patterson and Frank Patterson; nephews, Franklin Gaines, Frank Gaines, Duroccous Harris, Ivory Harris and Terrell Smith; nieces, Jacqueline Harris, Jacquatia Harris, Millie Gaines and Danisha Smith; devoted cousin, Lillian Patterson; devoted friend, Florrestine Hardy; and a host of other family members and friends.

Scales and Sons Funeral Home

PHONE: (615) 893-1313 - 24 hours a day

314 East State Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

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Murfreesboro, TN 37133-1371