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Mattie Williams, retired Goodwill cook <br> Aug. 14, 1918 -- March 11, 2006

Mattie Williams of Buffalo, a retired cook, died unexpectedly Saturday in Buffalo General Hospital. She was 87.

Born Mattie Earl in Greenville, S.C., she moved to Buffalo as a young woman. For 28 years, until her retirement in 1985, she worked as a cook for Goodwill Industries.

Mrs. Williams was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Her husband, the Rev. James, died in 1987.

Survivors include a son, James F., and a daughter, Zola Andrews, both of Buffalo, and 12 grandchildren.

Services will be at noon Thursday in Calvary Baptist Church, 1184 Genesee St. Burial will be in Forest Lawn.


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