Mattie Standifer Picklesimer

Mattie Standifer Picklesimer died at age 68, surrounded by her loving husband,  son, daughter-in- law, grandsons,  sisters, sister-in-law,  and nieces and a nephew on Valentine weekend, 2021.

The family was able to spend the last day, in and out of the hospital peacefully with Mattie.

Valentine morning her Son was there with her when she went to meet her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Mattie was preceded, in death, by her Mother and Father Dan and Connie Standifer, of Alabaster, Al.

Mattie was born on September 23, 1952, in Queens New York to parents Connie and Dan Standifer, who moved to Alabaster, Alabama, when Mattie was 4 years old.

She was a graduate of Thompson High School, Siluria/Alabaster, Alabama, where she was an outstanding Art Student and was a member of the THS Marching, Concert and Jazz Bands.

Mattie met her sweetheart, Alan Picklesimer, in high school as they shared their love of music in the band.

Alan and Mattie were married soon after graduation.  They have one son, Jason Picklesimer, a daughter-in-law, Anna Picklesimer, and 2 Grandsons, Garrett and Wyatt Picklesimer.

 Mattie’s pride and Joy are her grandsons and a host of nieces and nephews that love her dearly.

Her family and friends will always remember her as a witty, kind, compassionate, easy to love person, who gave unconditionally.

She is survived by her husband, Alan, her son Jason, her daughter-in-law, Anna Blackmon Picklesimer, her grandsons Garrett and Wyatt, her sisters, Martha Kelly(Lanny), Margaret Bishop (Spud), and Fran Massey (Kenny) and her sister-in-law,  Judy Belitz.

 A funeral is Scheduled  for Friday, February 19, 2021, at St. Thomas Catholic Church  at 80 St. Thomas Way Montevallo, Al. Father Ray Dunmyer will officiate.

Visitation will begin at 10:00 am, and the funeral service will begin at 11:00.

For anyone that may want to join with a Rosary, this will begin at 10:15.

All are welcome to attend and celebrate Mattie’s life, on Friday, Feb. 19.

The family has asked that in lieu of flowers please make your donations to

Community Cenacolo America, 9485 Regency Square Blvd. Ste. 110, Jacksonville, Florida, 32225, (In memory of Mattie Picklesimer) or St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital.

On Monday, February 22, 2021, at 1:15 PM, Mattie will be laid to rest at the Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo, Alabama.

The family would like to thank all who were involved in prayers over this past few days as it gave them comfort. Please continue praying.




  1. Carol Wright on February 16, 2021 at 9:26 am

    My prayers are with your family ! Much love, Carol Wright

  2. Donna Hargrove on February 16, 2021 at 12:30 pm

    I am deeply sorry for this huge loss to all the family. My prayers are for Mattie that she is resting in eternal peace wrapped in the arms of our loving Father in Heaven. I also am praying for her husband, children, grandchildren, sisters and all the rest of her loving family.
    May you all be comforted by by Our Lord Jesus Christ, knowing that all of you have a special angel in heaven.

  3. Cheryl Bowman on February 18, 2021 at 10:12 am

    I was so sorry to hear about Mattie’s passing. Although, I haven’t seen her in several years, I remember her well for her smile and sweet spirit. Praying for the family during this time of grief.

  4. Mike Beltracchi on February 18, 2021 at 11:12 am

    Margaret – I’m sorry for your loss.

  5. Thomas D. Donnarumma on February 19, 2021 at 5:09 am

    Dear Sisters, I didn’t get to spend much time with Mattie for our homes were far apart. I’ve always admired her strength in her difficult journey in life. Her Dad liked to say “life is hard yard by yard but inch by inch it’s a cinch” Mattie’s had to have been by the yard, for sure. At a distance I’ve admired all the Sisters closeness, love and support for each other. I’m the oldest of Cousins, so I got to see there love for family and each other. From a distance, I would like to let these Sisters borrow the words, already on my Headstone, “There just wasn’t enough time!” Love you, Cousins

    • margaret Bishop on February 26, 2021 at 5:09 pm

      Thank you for these beautiful words! and yes we all go inch by inch as we grow older. Love you

  6. Karen Weaver on February 19, 2021 at 2:11 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Mattie was truly a beautiful woman, not just in appearances but more in her spirit. Praying for you all.

  7. Jo Ann Yarbrough on May 23, 2021 at 8:19 pm

    Jerry and I are just hearing about the death of your parents. Our deepest sympathy and prayers . We loved being around your parents and Jerry felt that Alan was like a family member.
    What good memories of both of them.
    Jo Ann Yarbrough