She was of the Christian faith.
She retired from One Hour Martinizing Cleaners in Cleveland after more than 40 years of service. She was a very dedicated and dependable employee.
She was a very devoted mother and grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with her only grandson, Bo, up until her death. She also enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband of more than 50 years, James Luther Mantooth in 2002; her parents, William and Mattie Black Mason; she was one of nine children and was preceded in death by four sisters: Maggie Mikel, Annie Callihan, Icye McKenzie and Sue Wade; and three brothers: Walter Mason, J.P. Mason and Hayden Mason.
Survivors include her son, Jimmy Gary Mantooth; and grandson, James “Bo” Mantooth, both of Ooltewah; brother, William “Junior” Mason and wife, Hettie, of Cleveland; and several nieces and nephews in this area.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, in the chapel of Fike Funeral Home.
Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens with nephews: Jim Mikel, Jerry Mason and Tommy Raines and niece’s husbands: Calvin Withrow, Dean Willson and Pap Bonner serving as pallbearers.
A white dove release ceremony will conclude the service.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
The family would like to extend appreciation to her caregivers, Stella Crump and Kathy Sthuch.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Mantooth family guest book at www.fikefh.com.