Lillian Hargis
B: 1940-06-23
D: 2018-08-13
View Details
Hargis, Lillian
Bishop Eugene McCoy
B: 1933-08-17
D: 2018-08-09
View Details
McCoy, Bishop Eugene
Jack Brummel
B: 1948-04-30
D: 2018-07-31
View Details
Brummel, Jack
Shanna Lowe
B: 1981-12-18
D: 2018-07-31
View Details
Lowe, Shanna
Sarah Jordan
B: 1931-10-31
D: 2018-07-28
View Details
Jordan, Sarah
Ethel Armstrong-Frailey
B: 1928-05-04
D: 2018-07-27
View Details
Armstrong-Frailey, Ethel
Bonnie Davis
B: 1956-08-20
D: 2018-07-26
View Details
Davis, Bonnie
Kay Ward
B: 1930-08-23
D: 2018-07-08
View Details
Ward, Kay
Doris Stoudinger
B: 1928-07-20
D: 2018-07-08
View Details
Stoudinger, Doris
Rosie Baker
B: 1969-05-27
D: 2018-07-08
View Details
Baker, Rosie
Willie "Lois" Dean
B: 1923-03-19
D: 2018-07-06
View Details
Dean, Willie "Lois"
Christopher Thornton
B: 1961-08-26
D: 2018-07-05
View Details
Thornton, Christopher
Steven Smith
B: 1945-08-22
D: 2018-07-02
View Details
Smith, Steven
Barbara Holloway
B: 1940-01-25
D: 2018-06-17
View Details
Holloway, Barbara
Edward Greene
B: 1951-01-10
D: 2018-06-14
View Details
Greene, Edward
Robert Money
B: 1949-09-12
D: 2018-06-14
View Details
Money, Robert
Charles Hoekstra
B: 1984-09-05
D: 2018-06-12
View Details
Hoekstra, Charles
Paul Tooker
B: 1943-11-06
D: 2018-06-08
View Details
Tooker, Paul
Marilyn Swan
B: 1940-09-25
D: 2018-06-07
View Details
Swan, Marilyn
Franklin Bailey
B: 1934-04-28
D: 2018-06-06
View Details
Bailey, Franklin
Howard Clark
B: 1950-08-02
D: 2018-06-06
View Details
Clark, Howard


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
223 North Bedford Road
Battle Creek, MI 49037
Phone: 269-965-5145
Fax: 269-965-5148

The Memorial Candle Program has been designed to help offset the costs associated with the hosting this Tribute Website in perpetuity. Through the lighting of a memorial candle, your thoughtful gesture will be recorded in the Book of Memories and the proceeds will go directly towards helping ensure that the family and friends of Mattye Clayborne can continue to memorialize, re-visit, interact with each other and enhance this tribute for future generations.

Thank you.

Select Candle

Obituary for Mattye Clayborne (Gant)

Mattye  Clayborne (Gant)
Mattye Matilda Clayborne, 92, of Battle Creek, passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at Reflections Memory Care in Battle Creek. She was born May 31, 1925 in Albion, MI the daughter of Julius and Cornelia (Baxter) Gant. Mattye married Richard Clayborne, Sr. on February 20, 1949 in Albion. From this union, Mattye and Richard were blessed with five children, Richard Jr., Brian, Bret, Gerald, and Cheryl. Mattye worked as a Nursing Attendant for the Kalamazoo Regional Psychiatric Hospital for 30 plus years before her retirement. She was a member and missionary at Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church. Mattye and her husband Richard loved going on walks and going out to restaurants. Her children remember her always taking them to the park to play and to the roller rink to skate and what joy that brought her to watch her children in their element playing and laughing. Mattye enjoyed gardening and visiting with her friends and family. She loved decorating, especially when it came to the holidays. Mattye would have her house decorated both inside and out when it came to Christmas. She was a strong independent woman who loved her friends and family deeply.
She is survived by her children, Richard Clayborne Jr., Bret (Jeanette) Clayborne, and Cheryl (James) Clayborne-Williams; 10 grandchildren; a host of great grandchildren; sister, Janet Geary; brothers, Ronald (Lorene) Gant and Leon Gant; favorite cousin, Lavata Jones; and her special friend, Jean Mackey.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard Sr.; sons, Brian and Gerald Clayborne; daughter-in-law Cassundra Clayborne; sisters, Alice Thomas and Cornelia Miles; brothers, Julius, Cliff, and Herbert Gant; and sister-in-law, Gloria Gant.
Visitation will be held at the Mount Zion A.M.E. Church on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM with the funeral service to follow at 12:00 PM with Rev. Douglas Banks officiating. Burial will be at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Battle Creek, MI. Memorial tributes may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Order Flowers
Recently Shared Condolences
Recently Shared Stories
Recently Shared Photos