Mattie Mae Johnson “Sweet Mattie”, a native of Rembert, SC, was born on August 13, 1944, to the late Willie and Rebecca Keith. On March 22, 2020, she departed her earthly life at Prisma Health Richand, in Columbia, South Carolina.
In her early life, Mattie held various positions through her career. She was employed within the school system in Washington, DC for many years, before moving back to her hometown of Rembert, South Carolina. She then employed with Kord USA before closing and continued on at Camden Seafood.
Mattie was a faithful member of Pine Grove AME Church, where she served in the Senior Choir and as a missionary. She was also a very active leader in her community and enjoyed singing for the Lord. When called upon to sing, she was there, no questions asked. What she really enjoyed most was being around family and friends; never seen without a smile on her face. OH… and lets not talk about the Dallas Cowboys, in which she was a devoted fan.
She was preceded in death by her husband William Johnson, two sisters, Margaret Keith and Birdie Bell Simon; one brother, Earl Joe Keith; and one grandson, Charles Bennett.
She leaves to cherish her sweet fond memories her six children; Jacqueline Bennett, Rebecca Lipscombe, Margaret Jones(Brandon) all of Rembert, SC, Richard Bennett(Marisa) of Irving, TX, Doretha Bennett(George) of Camden, SC and Marcurta Renee Muschette of Greenbelt, MD; a step-son, Corey Johnson of Virginia; twenty-five grandchildren; thirty-eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Minnie B. Davis of Washington, DC; four brothers, Willie Keith of New Carrollton, MD, Samuel Keith of Thomasville, NC, Arthur Keith of Capitol Heights, MD and Harold Keith of Ohio; four very special friends, Marvene Gee, Almeta Jenkins, Jannie Mae Williams, Gertude Ransom and Natalie; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives/friends.
Mattie was a very loving, understanding and forgiving person with an infectious smile that could brighten anyone’s day!