ASH, Mattie, 75, of Tampa, went home to be with the Lord on July 1, 2014. Mattie Lee Ash was born May 28, 1939 to the late Mayola Whitfield Hutcherson and Willie Fred Hutcherson. Mattie lived in White Springs, Florida. She was educated by the Hamilton County School system and spent 45 years working in the field of Hospitality. During her early years Mattie migrated from Florida and resided in California for a few years before returning home and starting a life in Tampa. In 1963 Mattie found spiritual solace in Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church where she has remained a loyal and faithful member until her call to glory. Throughout her tenure at Mount Olive Mattie served on the #2 Usher Board, the President of the #1 Choir , the #2 Choir, Senior Women Mission Auxiliary and the Mission Ushers. Mattie met Mr. Herschel Ash in 2006 and they have remained emotionally and spiritually bound. Mattie enjoyed cooking, church and fellowship with family and friends. Mattie was preceeded in death by her father, Willie Fred Hutcherson, her mother Mayola Whitfield Hutcherson, her brothers, Willie Fred Hutcherson, Jr., and David Hutcherson, Sr., and her sisters, Shirley Pickens, and Daisy Hutcherson. She leaves to cherish her memories her devoted and loving husband Herschel Ash; children, Ruby Lee Davis (Carlton), Blanda Yvette Dexter, Gloria Jean Walker (Timothy), Melissa Paulette Tolbert (Willie), Carnetha Odom (Otis) and Tommie Lee Tolbert, Jr. and (Cherisa); brothers, Alvin Seigler (Katherine), Floyd Hutcherson (Debra), and Albert Lee Hutcherson; sisters, Edna Tolbert, Ethel Bush, Mary Lambert (Jerome), and Martha Webb, grandchildren, Tarnetha Williams, Andrisha Daniels, Shantelle Andre, Tyra Andre, Roshario Tolbert, Anthony Tolbert, Lindasia Odum, De Andre Green, Myles Smith, Quentin Smith and Ordray Smith; and Nilena Juliana, great-grandchildren, Frederick Williams, Nyjhia Hernandez, Kendrick Davis, Demontae Jackson, Tavaris Delancy, Jonterria Mitchell, Jaliah Phillips and Sarriyah Fuller; godchildren, Kathy Graham, Kadontreal Hutcherson, Felecia Wright, Augustreal Montgomery, Clinton Chaney Jr., Tommecia Chaney, Clarnetha Chaney and the late Benny Shaw; Son-in-laws Jean Hershel Ash, daughters-in-law, Lorene Anderson, Irene Powe and Shirley Ann Dozier; numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, numerous children who looked to her as a mother and grandmother. Many devoted family, friends and neighbors; the Larmon Family, the late Judge Peter J. Taylor and family, Cynthia Lester, Kathy Graham, the Chaney Family and a host of other relatives and friends. A visitation will be held at the Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4207 E. Lake Ave, Tampa on Friday, July 11 from 6 – 8 pm. Services will be held at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 4008 Dr. C.P. Epps Drive, (formerly Cayuga) on Saturday, July 12, at 11 am, with graveside services to follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery.