Mrs. Mattie Jean Sheffield, age 85 of Tompkinsville, Kentucky passed away on Saturday, September 26, 2020, at The Monroe County Medical Center. She was born on October 5, 1934, a daughter of the late Matt and Ada (Pickerell) Walden. She was united in marriage on November 15, 1947, to Delbert Lee Sheffield, who preceded her in death in 2015. Mattie Jean retired from KEY Work Clothes and enjoyed several years working side by side with her husband on their farm. She was a member of Indian Creek Baptist Church.
She is survived by two daughters; Brenda Bartley and husband Darrell of Tompkinsville, Donna Groce and husband Ralph of Burkesville; one son, Danny Sheffield also of Tompkinsville; six grandchildren, Lori Brown, husband Kerry, Kim Smith, husband Dean, Jamie England, husband Jesse, Kevin Johnson, wife Leslie, Nathan Johnson, wife Crystal, Ashley Sheffield, wife Amanda; eight great-grandchildren, Stephen Burnett, Blake, and Garrett Smith, Griffin Sheffield, Hayden, and Layni England, Kaleb and Avery Johnson, and one great-great-grandchild to arrive any day, Coleson Blake Smith; one sister, Loraine Butler of Tompkinsville, and several nieces and nephews also survive.
In addition to her parents, and husband Delbert Lee Sheffield, she was preceded in death by one brother, Ralph Walden.
Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, at 11:00 a.m from the chapel of Anderson-Bartley Funeral Home in Tompkinsville, with burial in Monroe County Memorial Lawn. The family will receive friends after 5:00 p.m. on Monday and again on Tuesday morning from 6:30 until time for services at 11:00.
Pallbearers: Stephen Burnett, Blake, and Garrett Smith, Ashley, and Griffin Sheffield, Kevin, Nathan, Kaleb, and Avery Johnson, and Hayden England.
Honorary Pallbearers: Kenneth Capshaw, Bobby Richardson, Timmy England, Mark Butler, Darrell Bartley, Ralph Groce, Kerry Brown, Dean Smith, Jesse England, Dr. Reuben, Enos, Amos, and Abe Schwartz.
Alternate expressions of sympathy may be made to the Monroe County Backpack Program in memory of Mrs. Mattie Jean Sheffield. These contributions may be made at the funeral home.
For the protection of Mrs. Sheffield's family, it is kindly asked for anyone coming to the services to abide by Governor Beshear's recommendation of wearing a mask and practicing social distancing.
Anderson-Bartley Funeral Home is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mrs. Sheffield.
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