Mattie Lee Goad Brown of Waco, Texas went to the arms of her savior on August 4, 2020. She was welcomed into heaven by her parents, brothers, sisters, her son, and her husband. The Goad family circle is now unbroken.
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Mattie was born May 19, 1938 in Jewett, Texas to Ulysses and Callie Goad. She lived most of her life in Mexia, Texas and attended the First Assembly of God Church. After moving to Waco, she was a member of Harvest Time Revival Center, and was also active at the Freedom of God Ministries in Waco. Church, and her love of God was most important to her, and she professed her love of God in action and word to everyone she knew.
Mattie was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Wayne (Pete) Brown, her beloved son Wayland Cates, her parents, Ulysses and Callie Goad, brothers Curtis, Preston, UV and Marvin Ray (Happy Jack) Goad, sisters Lucille Wilson, Dorothy Gooden, Etta Miller and Bertie Ferguson.
She is survived by her son Curtis Cates and wife Trudi of San Antonio, Texas, a daughter Donna Cunningham and husband Joseph of Waco, Texas, seven grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren whom she loved with all of her heart.
Graveside services will be at Point Enterprise Cemetery in Mexia, Texas on Friday, August 7, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. with Brother Larry Cathey officiating. Due to the current social distancing guidelines, there will be no formal visitation but friends and family are invited to visit her at Corley-Porter Funeral Home at 208 N. Canton Street in Mexia, Texas on Thursday, August 6, 2020 from 2 – 5 p.m. and on Friday, August 7, 2020 from 8 – 12 prior to the graveside service at Point Enterprise Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. Funeral attendees are requested to wear face masks for everyone’s safety.