Mattie Jane Wells-Thurston born in Bishopville, SC on January 9, 1945 to the late to Henry and Janie Wells. \n\nLoving, Beautiful, Caring, Kind, Faithful, and Forgiving are some of the words that many use to describe Mattie. After spending a few minutes with her, you felt as if you were the most important person to her. \n\nShe leaves to cherish her memory and legacy, her husband of forty years, Bill Thurston; Six children: Melvin (Raziya), Kenneth Sr (Yaryota), Charles (Aretha) Wells, Darrell Watson and Otis Wilson. One Daughter: Charlene (Bill); Step Daughters: Denise Thompson and Yvette Thurston. Grandchildren: Melvin Jr., Cree, Trevon, Kenneth Jr., Tavon, Tatiana ad Robert Wells; Kaiya and Kiara Burnett, Brandon & Bradley Myrthil, Ornetta McIver, LaWanda Cooper and Marco Thurston. 2 Sisters: Geneva Blakey and Earnestine Howard; 3 Brothers: Alvin (Lavon), James and Joseph Wells.