Mattie Gatson, a longtime Rockaway resident, died July 5.
Gatson was born in Corona, New York on April 7, 1928. She was a nurse’s aide and resident for more than 30 years. Gatson was preceded in death by her husband, Wilford Gatson Sr.; parents, Addison L. Herbert Sr. and Anna Herbert; brother, Addison L. Herbert Jr. and his wife, Maydell Herbert; niece, Debra Herbert; and nephew, Phillip Herbert.
She is survived by her sons, Grayling Gatson, Wilford Gatson Jr., Eric Gatson and Jason Gatson; nieces, Lorraine Callender and Anita Bishop; nephew, Karl Herbert; and many more relatives and friends.
Funeral arrangements and service were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney Friendship Chapel, Inwood, New York. Disposition took place at St. Michael’s Crematory, East Elmhurst, New York.