Mattie Evelyn Carson, 88, passed away peacefully May 16, 2020, in Athens. She was born Oct. 27, 1931, in Seagoville, to Jasper Otia Riley and Elizabeth Deering Riley.
Mattie grew up in Seagoville. On July 31, 1948, she married the love of her life, Billy Jack Carson. She was a member of Believers Church in Canton. Mattie enjoyed oil painting and was a fantastic cook. She loved and enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Mattie is survived by her children, Jan Cox, Connie and John Woods, and Billy Jack and Margie Carson; grandchildren, Robbie Pate, Mark Cox, Lee Shirley, Shawn Cosgrave, Phillip Shirley and Melanie Trammell; and 12 great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her loving and wonderful husband, Billy Jack Carson, Sr. and beloved granddaughter, Misty Carson.
A family gathering will take place at a future date.
Interment will be at Cool Springs Cemetery in Canton.