AUGUSTA, Ga. - Ms. Mattie (Matt) B. Burney was born November 4, 1948 to the late Tom and Willie Eva Burney. She had one sister who preceded her in death, the late Lillie (Peggy) M. Jones. Mattie was a 1966 graduate of T.W. Josey High School, a graduate of Benedict College in Columbia, S.C. where she received a B.A. in Education, and a graduate of South Carolina State University where she received a Master of Arts degree in Education. She later received a Specialist Degree from South Carolina State University. Mattie was a devoted and long-standing member of Beulah Grove Baptist Church where she served in many capacities. Survivors include three nephews, Gregory V. Brown, Sr., Athens, Osborn (Robernett) Nesbitt, Sr., Atlanta, Zachary B. Nesbitt, Atlanta; three great-nephews, Osborn (Lil' Oz) Nesbitt, Jr., Gregory (Lil' Greg) Brown, Jr., Evynn L. Nesbitt; three great-nieces, Jasmine Brown, Shana C. Jones and Stacey C. Jones; four godchildren, Monique D. Evans, Shay L. Roundtree, Joseph Allen Greene, Jr., Frederick (Lil' Will) Carswell; a devoted life-long friend Renna Murray Grantum, Augusta; a host of loving cousins and great friends. Funeral services will be held Monday, August 1, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. from Beulah Grove Baptist Church. Interment will be in Walker Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the Beulah Grove Baptist Church Memorial Chapel this afternoon from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The remains will lie in state at the church on Monday one hour prior to the services and will not be viewed after the eulogy. The funeral procession will leave the residence at 10:40 a.m. Friends may call at the residence or the funeral home. The Historic Dent's Undertaking Establishment serving the CSRA since the 1800's.
The Augusta Chronicle July 31, 2005