Mattie L. Hogan, Toledo, went to be with the Lord June 29, 2013, in the Laurels Nursing Home, Toledo, after a lingering illness.
She was born July 26, 1923, in Meridian, Miss., the daughter of James Reed and Daisy Lee Reed Johnson.
Mattie graduated from high school in Meridian, and moved to Toledo in 1947. She attended college in New York City, and graduated from Winfield Vocation School in Toledo. Mattie was a licensed dietitian and the co-owner of the West End Shoe Repair Shop with her husband. She worked at Flower Hospital, Pickette Elementary School, Lincoln, Fallmenyer School, and the New Berry House.
In 1949 Mattie was one of the founders of the Women's Service Intuition Community Club, celebrating 66 years in 2013. She was the treasurer and historian until she became ill.
Mattie was a member of Warren A.M.E. Church, then joined St. Stephens A.M.E. Church under Pastor Thomas Darden, then Pastor Thomas Fant, until she went to be with the Lord. At her church she was a church mother, stewardess, trustee, missionary, on the finance committee, over the Christian education department and the nutrition department. She received a missionary award.
Mattie married Charles E. Hogan Sr. in 1947, in Sandusky, by Pastor Harris. They were married for nearly 56 years when he passed. She liked to cook, sew, bake, read, help people, and be with her family and church family.
Mattie is survived by her son, Charles W. Hogan Jr.; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; niece, Elder Vivian M. Reid; cousin, Willie Walker III; great-nephews, Pastor Dennis J. (Geraldine) Richey, Elder James D. (Lorean) Richey; God daughter, Gwendolyn Jones; and other family members.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Ethel Mae Walker; grandparents; aunts, Anna Jones, Elmira Brown, Elizabeth Morris (Willie) Walker; step father, Douglas Johnson.
A Memorial Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, July 11, at St. Stephens A.M.E. Church, 812 City Park Ave., Toledo. Pastor Thomas Fant officiating.