Mattie Emerson Matilda McCarter

June 20th 1920 - May 19th 2015


Mattie Emerson Matilda McCarter, 94, a lifelong resident of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at the family residence. She was a member of the Fairview Church of God.

She loved gardening and especially loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Mrs. McCarter was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Lando LaFayette McCarter; two sons: Robert McCarter and James (Jim) McCarter; parents, James (Jim) and Ollie Poteet Emerson; grandchildren: Robbie McCarter, Jonathan McCarter and Paula McCarter; her siblings: Albert A. Emerson, Grace Emerson, Nannie Poteet, Dollie Stephenson and Mary McCarter.

She is survived by her three children: Imogene Weber, Barbara Holt and husband, Garry, John Paul McCarter and wife, Wilma all of Cleveland; eight grandchildren: Eric Holt, Julie Baggett of Rocky Face, GA, Treva Stafford, Loretta McCarter, Gerald Weber of Cleveland, Rita Lighfoot of Oklahoma, Shelia Phillips, and John McCarter; great-grandchildren: Dylan Holt, Ashley Ellis, Cherie Wilson, Blake Coffman, Taylor Stafford, McKayla McCarter, Alexis Lightfoot, Cody Phillips, Jenna McCarter, Travis Sykes, and Tyler Sykes; great-great-grandchildren: Tucker Ellis, Katie Wilson, Hunter Wilson, Braeleigh Coffman, and Rylee Coffman; several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 22, 2015 in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with Reverend Londa Richardson officiating. Interment will follow in Union Missionary Cemetery with a white dove release ceremony concluding the service.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, May 21, 2015 at the funeral home.

Service Information

Visitation At:
The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, May 21, 2015 at the funeral home.

Funeral At:
Ralph Buckner Funeral Home

Sign the Guestbook

If you need help finding the right words, view our suggested entries for ideas.