|Death: ||Oct. 4, 2007|
Bessie "Madear" Early
She peacefully departed this life on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007, at the age of 84. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a celebration of her life on Saturday, Oct. 13, at New Light Missionary Baptist Church, 650 Blount Road. Visitation at the church from 9 a.m. until religious service at 11 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Gil H. Wright, pastor, and Dr. H.B. Williams, pastor emeritus. She is survived by three daughters, Margie Clark-Harris and Betty Lee and Mary Alice Early; five sons, Willie Ellison, Johnny and Clifton Duncan and Leroy and Russell Matthews; 48 grandchildren, 70 great-grandchildren, 18 great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Dewitt Turner. Preceded in death by her parents, Anthony Matthews and Nanny Ray Robinson; daughter, Marie Matthews; husband, Charlie Early Sr.; two sons, Jessie Matthews and Charlie Early Jr.; and two brothers, James Parker and Robert Turner. Rhodes Funeral Home, 1020 Virgil St., Gretna, is in charge of arrangements.
Published in The Advocate on 10/12/2007.
Created by: Rita Graves
Record added: Oct 14, 2007
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