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Mattie Gushwa


February 14, 2006

Mattie Gushwa, 83, of Lubbock died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2006.

She was born Sept. 25, 1922, in Richland Springs, Texas. She met Charles Gushwa while working as a teller at First National Bank of Portales, where she worked for many years. They were married Feb. 20, 1947. Her hobbies included sewing and cooking. They moved to Lubbock in 1991 and became members of Indiana Avenue Baptist Church.

Family members said she loved helping, counseling and cooking for the university students in her church.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Don Huddleston; and a sister, Peggy McAlister.

Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Radene Fuller (and husband, Jim) of Lubbock, a sister, Patsy Block (Burl) of Padre Island, Texas, a granddaughter, Cassandra Brisson (Dustin); and numerous nieces and nephews.

The Rev. Jim Gerlt will officiate services.

Burial will take place at 2 p.m. at Portales Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. (CST) today at Resthaven Funeral Home in Lubbock.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Building Fund of Indiana Avenue Baptist Church.

Arrangements are by Resthaven Funeral Home of Lubbock.


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