Tracy Marie

September 12, 1959 - October 31, 2020

Tracey Marie Mahatha passed away October 31, 2020.  She was born September 12, 1959 and lived in Florence all her life.  She attended school at Killen Elementary and Brooks High School, class of 1977.  She received a two- year degree in Business from Faulkner University.  She began her career at the Florence Clinic and worked many years at the Florence – Lauderdale Public Library before retiring in 2005. 

 Tracey loved so many things and among them were Davy Jones and the Monkees (she could sing every word of every song they ever did), Brooks High football, Alabama football and the Dallas Cowboys (especially Emmitt Smith).  Tracey loved the small children she met at the library and the ones at her home church of Woodlawn Church of Christ.  She was a dedicated member at Woodlawn all her life.  She collected dolls and got great joy in sharing them with the young children who came to visit her.  She was one of the most organized people you would ever meet.  She was an avid reader and couldn’t wait for the next new novel from James Patterson or Dean Koontz. She loved living at Courtview Towers and enjoyed walking or driving to Trowbridges for lunch and visiting with the ladies who worked there.  Tracey spent many years as a patient of St. Jude Children’s Hospital and faithfully donated to them on a regular basis.  She loved no bake chocolate oatmeal peanut butter cookies like they served at Killen Elementary, some good KFC chicken, or an oatmeal raisin cookie from McDonalds!  Tracey spoke her mind and was a person who persevered.  She was the family historian and could list relatives and who married whom and all their kids, without batting an eye.  She loved them all.   

 She is preceded in death by her mother and father, Walter and Barbara Mahatha.  Her brother, Ray Mahatha, her dear cousin, Teresa Wilson, and good friend, Kathy Harbin.

 She is survived by her sister, Toni Brooks and husband, Kenneth.  Her nephew, Donny Mahatha (Kimberly Johnson), great nieces, Kristie and Katie Mahatha and great nephew, Aaron Mahatha and her dear friend, Tammy Holden Roberts. And more cousins and friends than we could list.

 There will be a graveside service Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens, Florence.  Masks and social distancing observed.  The family wishes to convey to all friends and family that their safety is of utmost importance and should they not feel comfortable coming, you may honor Tracey’s memory with a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 

 Special thanks to Cindy Crawford and Mary Kaduk for their care of Tracey in her home, Rhonda Rickard Burns for all of her love and support, to Debbie Hunt and Kimberly Johnson for traveling to Birmingham numerous times to the doctor with us and all the wonderful sitters who cared for her while she lived at Cedar View, to the staff at Cedar View Assisted Living and all the nurses and staff at El Reposo for their constant love and care for Tracey. We can never thank you enough.

 Secret message from her sister, “There’s Aunt Black on Top”. 

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Graveside Service- Tuesday Tri Cities Memorial Gardens

November 3, 2020
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Graveside Service- Tuesday Tri Cities Memorial Gardens

Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens, Florence Boulevard, Florence, AL, USA

November 3, 2020 1:00 pm

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8 Comments on “Tracy Marie Mahatha”

  1. Sorry for the loss of Tracy. That girl loved chocolate and you sure made sure she had plenty. Things will be different with out her.

  2. I remember Tracy as one who always spoke with a smile. She was very sweet and I know the world is a better place because God blessed this earth with her. I pray for Toni and family, as I know they will miss her every day, but praise God she is healed!

    Brenda Thompson Broadfoot
    BHS c/o 76

  3. Dear Toni & Kenneth, it was such a shock hearing of Tracey’s passing. It has been several years since I’ve seen her, but I can still hear her soft voice and her little laugh. I have wonderful memories of her visiting me and her brother Ray here in Tucson, Arizona years ago. We took her to Nogales, Mexico and she just flourished! I remember one Thanksgiving Day when Ray & I lived in Center Star. Tracey & Barbara came to dinner and my macaroni & cheese was so sticky! Tracey told me exactly what I had done wrong. Ray had stories about when he drove Tracey back & forth from St. Jude’s when Tracey was just a little girl. It’s strange the things that stick in our minds. One thing, for sure, anyone who met Tracey loved her right away.

    Toni, you have been such a good sister to Tracey. She loved you & Kenneth so much. She depended on you and you never let her down. She was very aware and grateful for all the time and energy you spent with her.

    I wish I could be there with you as you put Tracey to rest close to Barbara. I wish I had written to her more often. I wish Tracey could have traveled to Tucson again. These wishes can’t come true, but I am so thankful I was her sister-in-law. That is a blessing I will never forget.

    God’s peace to you, Toni & Kenneth. Right now I’m going to imagine Tracey getting a giant hug from her brother, Ray Mahatha.

    All my love, Janice Mahatha Molina

  4. Toni:
    I am so sorry for the loss of your dear sister Tracey. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.

    Your Friend Always,
    Carl Smith

  5. Toni, we are so sorry to hear that Tracey has left her earthly home, but I am rejoicing that she and my mother are catching up on everything since they’ve been apart. My mother loved her so much and truly enjoyed their time together, and now I know why she was so fond of McDonalds. 🥰. I know how much she will be missed and you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    With love,
    Teresa (Harmon) Turner

  6. We are so sorry to hear of Tracey’s passing, we attended Woodlawn COC with Tracey for many years, she was a sweet, sweet lady. She always loved seeing our granddaughter Whitlee, she had a real connection with her! We have missed Tracey the last couple of years, We know she is receiving the reward that she lived her life for. RIP Tracey!

  7. Toni and Kenneth, this is Shirley Daniel. I have thought of Tracey often since I retired. Sighed certainly went through many difficult times You were always there for her. Everyone should be so blessed to have a family
    like you. Prayers going up for you.

  8. We sure are sorry for your loss. Tracey was always so sweet and kind to me. Toni we are praying for you in the loss of your sister.

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