Mattie E. Taylor Trahan, 101, of Orange, went to be with the Lord peacefully on Saturday, July 14, 2018, at the Meadows of Orange Nursing Home.

 

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend Barry Bradley. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.

 

Visitation will be prior to the service, starting at 9:00 a.m., at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

 

Born on December 10th, 1916, in Dodge, Texas, she was the daughter of James and Betty Burt. Mattie came to Orange at 8 years old and has been a faithful member of First Baptist Church for the past 90 years. She quit school at the ripe age of 17 to help support her mother and family, working at four drug stores over 47 years before retiring. She was called “MawMaw T’ and loved to enjoy company around the kitchen table with a cup of coffee or glass of Coke. Mattie loved to go camping at Lake Rayburn with Kenneth where they went until she was until she was 95 years old.

 

She was preceded in death by her two husbands, Morris Taylor and Iris P. Trahan; two sons, John Dale Trahan and Donald Trahan; baby daughter, Betty Jean Taylor; and great-great-grandchildren, Bristol Lynne Perry and Drake Andrew Hancock.

 

She is survived by her two sons, Kenneth Taylor and wife Peggy of Orange, and James M. Taylor of Orange; daughter-in-law, Linda Trahan of Gonzales, Louisiana; along with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 

In lieu of flowers or gifts, please give to the building fund at First Baptist Church of Orange on Martin Luther King Drive.