Archive for January 16th, 2018

Mary M. Cash-Mattress

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

Mary Magnolia Cash-Mattress was born December 12, 1927 in Knoxville, TN. She departed this life on January 16, 2018 at Holston Rehabilitation Center. She went to join her heavenly Father while sleeping peacefully. She was educated in the Knoxville City School System, finishing at Austin High School, Class of 1947. Mary was a member of VFW and the Elks. She was aosl a long-term President of the Austin-Homes Community. A woman who wore many, many hats. Most of all, the absolute core of her family and faith member of Mount Olive Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her mother, Clara Frances Jackson-Cash; father, Charles Houston Cash; husband, James Mattress, Sr.; sons, James Jr., Steven Sr., and Robert L. Mattress; and granddaughter, Sheila L. Mattress. She leaves to cherish her memories her daughters, Vera and Mary Mattress; sons, Leon and Robert (Chiquila) Mattress; sisters-in-law, Frances (Erskin) Spears and Doris Mattress of Cincinnati, OH, and Willie Mae Cash of Knoxville; devoted daughter-in-law, Patricia; grandchildren, Senika, Shakara, Nikitia, Steven Jr., Sylvena, Franchaska, Sade, Lamel and Justin; 18 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of devoted nieces, nephews, family and friends. The family will receive friends from 5:00-6:00 PM on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Mount Olive Baptist Church, 1601 Dandridge Ave, with a Celebration of Life Service to follow at 6:00 PM. The final resting place will be on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 11:30 AM at Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, 5901 Lyons View Pike. A white dove release will conclude the services.