Mattie Lou “Twink” Hooper, 72 of Saginaw, MI, went home to be with her heavenly father on September 11, 2020.
Mattie was born March 14, 1948 in Trenton, TN to Andrew Louis Coleman and Annie Lou Adams. Mattie was known for her beautiful smile which is how she got the nickname Twink. Mattie graduated from Rosenwald High School in 1967. Mattie got married in 1971, and one child was born. Mattie worked for a casket company in Saginaw, where her responsibilities were sewing the lining inside of the casket. Mattie moved to Danville, IL where she attended Danville Area Community College and she received her Associates Degree in Accounting. Mattie was employed at Danville Area Community college in administration. In 1992, She married Sammie Hooper and then later moved back to Saginaw, MI. Mattie Joined St. John MB Church where she performed duties as the church Secretary. Mattie worked for Sears until her health began to diminish. Mattie enjoyed bowling where she received numerous trophies. She was great at sewing, painting, making jewelry and shopping. Mattie loved to dance, and she loved seeing the groups of motorcycles ride. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and her friends. Mattie had a love for parrots and owned two during her lifetime.
Mattie leaves to cherish her memories her husband Sammie Hooper of more the 28 years: two sisters; Ruby Alford of Danville, IL; Andenette Cole of Georgia, one brother, Robert Alford of Champaign, IL; , Two daughters, Stacie (Nate) Major, of Indianapolis, IN and Carmenita Hooper of Ft. Wayne, IN. Four grandchildren, Samantha, Zuri, Za’Nya and Zoee and one great grandson Savion. A special sister-in-law Vera (Joe) Parks. A host of in-laws, nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Mattie was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers Albert and James Alford and one sister, Mary Wilson
A Home Going Celebration will commence at 12:00 Noon on Saturday September 19, 2020 at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 311 Collett St, Danville. Officiating Pastor James Hodges. Visitation will begin at 11:00 am until the time of the service. Interment will follow after at Springhill Cemetery.
Due to CDC regulations, restrictions will be enforced.
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