Mattie Fuller

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 30, 2009

Mattie P. Fuller
EMPORIA—Mattie Porter Fuller, 79, died Oct. 27, 2009.
A native of Newsoms, she was born to Amos Porter and Lillie Vick Porter on Feb. 2, 1930.
Mrs. Fuller graduated from Newsoms High School in June 1948 and moved to Emporia where she worked several years.
She retired from Rose’s department store in 2000. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church where she was president of her class for 25 years and was ordained as a deaconess and also served as president of Senior Circle several times.
Survivors include her daughter, Patricia Cooper and her husband, Marc of Smithfield; two sisters, Catherine Pope of Conway, N.C. and Jackie Ferguson of Emporia; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Archie L. Fuller; and brothers, Roy Porter and J. T. Porter.
The graveside funeral service was held Thursday at Greensville Memorial Cemetery in Emporia.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the National Kidney Foundation.