Mattie Kate Mizell, 69, died Thursday, January 6, 2022, in Cleveland, Georgia.  She was a resident of Cleveland, Georgia for more than 50 years. Born on April 19, 1952, she was raised in Jefferson, Georgia, and was the daughter of the late Julius (Pony) Usher, and Octavia Johnson Usher.  Ms. Mizell was preceded in death by her brother, Paul Usher; sister, Willie Mae Usher. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses formerly located in Cleveland, Georgia.   Mattie brought a ray of sunshine into every room she entered. As her family, friends, and many acquaintances will tell anyone, she never truly met a stranger, or at least they did not end as strangers. 

Survivors include her brother, Jimmy Usher, Sr. and his wife, Amy Nell Usher; son, André Christe-Mizell and his spouse, Patrick Christe-Mizell; son, Jason Mizell and his spouse, David Bedon; daughter, Monica Mizell; daughter, Charlie LaVelle and her spouse, David LaVelle; granddaughters, Kyra LaVelle; Raea Jones-Mizell; Caroline Christie-Mizell; grandsons, Kat Christie-Mizell; Truman Christie-Mizell; William Christie-Mizell; and Dylan Mizell 

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 A.M. Saturday, January 15, 2022, at the Chapel of Barrett Funeral Home (118 North Brooks Street, Cleveland, Georgia).

The family will receive friends from 11 A.M. to 2 P.M. and 4 – 7 P.M., Friday, January 14, 2022, at the funeral home.

The family kindly requests that all guests please wear a mask.

Flowers will be accepted, or the family asks that contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association (

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