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Mattie Pearl Bratcher
August 26, 1934 ~ November 15, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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Deaconess Mattie Pearl Bratcher, born on August 26, 1934, to the late J.C. and Lillie Mary Pouncey in the vibrant town of Slocomb, Alabama. She brought warmth and devotion to every chapter of her remarkable life.
A native of Geneva County, Mattie's journey led her to Manatee County in 1959, where her zest for life unfolded. From a young age, she embraced the love of Christ, finding her spiritual home in the Church of God in Christ. Upon relocating to Bradenton, Florida, her dedication shone brightly at The First
Born Church of The Living God Inc. as a spirited Deaconess, leaving an indelible mark in leadership roles within theYouth
Ministry and the Nurses Guild. Beyond her spiritual calling, Mattie devoted herself to caring for others. Her path as a private duty nurse spanned many
years until 1998, when she transitioned to the Manatee County School System, retiring with honor. A matriarch to a vast family.
Preceded in death by her beloved husbands, Robert Baker, Sr.
and John Bratcher, Sr., along with her daughter, Sheila D. Baker and Thirteen siblings,
Mattie leaves behind a legacy of love. Cherishing her memories are her children—Robert Baker, Jr. of St. Petersburg, Florida; Randy Baker of Wichita, Kansas; John E. Bratcher; Lustella Bratcher; and Katherine Bratcher, all of Bradenton, Florida.
She is also survived by twenty-one grandchildren, forty great-grandchildren, fourteen great-great-grandchildren, and her beloved sister, Mamie Hill of Slocomb, Alabama.
Mattie’s family extended beyond blood ties, encompassing a network of nieces, cousins, "loved adopted" children, and
grandchildren from the community, all touched by her love.