Mattie Flamer, was born on September 24, 1926 to George West and Mary Bertie Redding West, in Wilmington, Delaware. She departed this life on June 18, 2020, at Brandywine Nursing Home and Rehabilitation.
Mattie received her early education in the public schools of Wilmington Delaware, and she received her high school diploma at OIC (Opportunities Learning Center) in the 1960s. In 1964 she joined Revival Fellowship Church under W. W. Koonce and also the current, Pastor Troy Dorsey. She served on the Usher Board and sang on the Senior Choir. Her hobbies were witnesssing and helping the sick & shut-in. One of her favorite scriptures was Psalms 23.
She worked for Pierre S. du Pont and Irenee du Pont as a live-in nanny for many years in the 1960s. She then went to work for the Visiting Nurses Association as an aide and finally as a senior volunteer as a companion with Compassionate Care.
Her first union in marriage was with the late Eugene Cuff in the 1950s and in the 1970s she married Marvel Flamer.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvel Flamer, daughter, Lucinda Marie Dorsey and her parents, George West and Mary Bertie Redding West.
She leaves to cherish her precious memory, her daughter, Anita Lois West; one sister Carrie West; one sister-in-law, Mary West; five grandchildren, Joseph, Natashia, Nicole, Melvin, and Anthony; 13 grandchildren and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, other family, and friends.
Her Celebration of Life Service will be 11:00 AM, Thursday, July 2, 2020, at Congo Funeral Home, 2317 N. Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19802; with viewing from 9:00-10:45 AM only.
Her interment will be Private.
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