Mrs. Mattie Pearl Green Jernigan was born December 16, 1947, in Marion County, Texas, to Mr. and Mrs. Jesse James and Everlean English Green. She attended Marion County Public Schools.
Mattie Pearl was a God-Fearing woman. She accepted the Lord as her personal Savior at an early age. As a child, she loved to play the piano with her mother and singing with her siblings. She even instilled her love of music into her children, her legacy they will carry on forever.
Later on, she met Mr. Joe Mack Sample, and to that union eight children were born.
In 1976, she joined the Full Gospel Holy Temple under the leadership of Bishop Larry Kiel. In 1984, she moved her family to Houston, Texas, where she remained until the end of her life. She had an outgoing personality and loved working with people, so she retired from Goodwill Industries in the early 2000’s.
Awaiting her arrival are her beloved parents; Mr. and Mrs. Jessie and Everlean English Green, siblings; Nelly Douglas, James Green, Ella Fortner, Rosie Lewis, Mildred Cooper, Frankie Green, Bertha Green Johnson, Children; baby Sample and Victor Knighton.
Blessed to carry her legacy, six children; Charlie Sample (Kathy Sample), Clyde Sample (Irene Samples), Joe Sample (Jamie Watts), Charles Sample, and Donald Wayne Smith (Tisha), Dena Williams, two sisters; Kathy Johnson, and Dorthy Neal, four brothers; Jessie James Green, and Roosevelt Green, John L Green and Sam Green, twenty-four grandchildren, thirty-one great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, and relatives.
Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Full Gospel Holy Temple Church in Marshall, Texas.
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