Obituary of Mattie Lee Hoye
Mattie Lee Fisher was born on September 13, 1934, in Monroe, Michigan. She was born from the union of John Fisher and Geneva (Austin) Fisher. Mattie gained an education through the Monroe Public Schools; however, it wasn’t until 2005 when she completed the program to obtain her High School Diploma. She was employed for more than thirty-five years as a Certified Nursing Assistant by Mercy Memorial Hospital. After retiring, she decided to return for seven more years on a contingent basis.
Mattie was widely known for her athletic prowess and her love of sports. She was a familiar figure at Nortel Lanes and the Monroe Sports Center, spending countless hours pursuing her passion for bowling. No Monday or Wednesday went by without Mattie taking her turn on the lanes. In her mid-twenties, she also excelled in softball, showcasing her athleticism on the diamond. Mattie's thrill-seeking nature led her to Bolles Harbor where she joyfully water skied alongside her friends, cherishing every moment of exhilaration.
When it came to entertainment, Mattie set her sights set on the casino, with Greektown and Motor City being her favorite destinations, although a cross country jaunt to Las Vegas was high on her list. Upon arrival she immersed herself in the excitement of playing the slots in search of her beloved Flaming 7's. She he had a knack for games of chance, frequently adding a touch of excitement to her everyday life with a winning scratch-off. When she wanted to unwind, Mattie sat back and challenged her mind with her trusty tablet.
Mattie was known for her sassy and vibrant personality. She brought joy and laughter wherever she went, making even the simplest moments memorable through her infectious charm. Above all, Mattie treasured her role as a mother, pouring her heart and soul into raising her children. She cherished the time she spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well, relishing the precious moments shared with her growing family.
Mattie Lee Hoye, age 88 of Monroe, passed away peacefully at 1:24am in her home, surrounded by her loving family, on Friday; July 7, 2023. Her passing was preceded by her parents; her husband: Robert Hoye; two children: Robert Stephan and Brenda "BK" Hoye; sisters: Marilyn Miller, Mary McNair, and Lillie Bramlette; and brothers: John Fisher Jr., and Alonzo Fisher.
To cherish her memory, she leaves two children: Frank Jerome and Suzanne Hoye; four siblings: Zelma Harris, Carolyn Kyles, Johnnie Mae Russ, and Dalphine Fisher; fourteen grandchildren: Stephan Pietszak, Aaron Jerome Lavender, Robert Joseph Hoye, Dedrick Cheatham, Paul Barton, Gerald Richards, Cerissa Hoye, Jessica Hoye, Sophia Hoye, Adam Hoye, Frank Jerome Cook, Nichole Hoye, Crystal Hood, and TaNeisha Oliver; forty-four great grandchildren; and fourteen great-great grandchildren.
Friends may gather on Sunday; July 16, 2023, from 2:00pm until 4:00pm at Merkle Funeral Service, South Monroe; 14567 South Dixie Highway; Monroe, Michigan 48161 (734) 241-7070. A Homegoing Celebration of Her Life, led by Pastor Lito Mendez, will take place at 4:00pm, also at Merkle’s. At 12:30pm on Monday; July 17, 2023 friends are encouraged to assemble at Merkle Funeral Service, South Monroe for a procession to Roselawn Memorial Park in LaSalle for burial.
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