Almatha “Mae” Fed was born on May 15, 1935 in Lithonia, Georgia to the late Clifford and Odessa Vaughn.
Almatha attended The Georgia School System. She later married the late George Fed and from this union birthed nine children.
In 1963 the Fed family relocated from Georgia to New Jersey.
In 1980, Almatha joined Grace Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey; where she served as a dedicated choir member of the Morning Star choir under the leadership of the late Reverend John L. McClain.
Almatha, affectionately known by some as Mae, and Fed by others was truly loved by her all of her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She was the glue that held everyone together; even from her bed.
In 1982, at the age of 47 Mae was physically stricken with Multiple Sclerosis which prevented her from doing all of the things she loved to do like cooking, baking, gardening, singing, traveling, and so much more. She became bedridden in 1984 and within the first 15 years of her illness she had a stroke that left her permanently paralyzed. Almatha moved from New Jersey back to Georgia with her sister, Doris Mills for a short period of time.
In 1997, she briefly returned to New Jersey to also be cared for by her granddaughter, "Kei Kei" and son, Melvin. She then moved to Florida with her two sons, Melvin and Cory. From the beginning of her illness until the time of her passing, her one and only caretaker, Carolyn (CEE CEE) followed her every step of the way.
Her Grace Temple Church family loved her dearly and they demonstrated their love by taking trips every year to Georgia just to visit. Almatha, also known as, "Tony The Tiger", later joined The Sunrise Worship Center in Marianna, Florida under the leadership of Pastor Samuel Everett and remained a member there until her death.
From the bed and/or the chair Mae was still able to show her love and affection to her family. She loved to interact with all of the kids, whether it was to eat with them, tell jokes, or have silly moments just to let everyone know in her own special way how proud of them she was. She loved her nails to be done. She would take turns asking her granddaughters to "make her nails pretty". She just loved when someone complimented her on her nails. She was our Sassy Queen!
Almatha were preceded in death by her husband, George Fed, Jr.; children: Freddie, Jenice, Eugene, Bonita, and William, her parents, Clifford and Odessa Vaughan and many of her siblings.
She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter/Caretaker: Carolyn Fed of Marianna, Florida; her sons: Gregory Fed (Maria) of New Jersey, Corinthian Fed (Pauline) and Melvin Fed both of Greenwood, Florida; thirteen grandchildren: Derrick (Amanda), Shakeia (Nojeem), Latifah (Hassan), Sergio, Khalia, Shareef, Anthony, Melvin, Jr., Larry, Asia, Kevin (Weronika), Shante (Tevin) and Nicholas; eighteen great grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren; two sisters: Doris Mills and Jacqueline Blocker both of Georgia; one sister-in-law, Annie Ruth Vaughn of Trenton, New Jersey; a special niece: Olivia Taylor (Pat Anne Lollipop); two loving friends whom were there until the very end: Ida Bishop of (New Jersey) and Ellareetha (Clem) Clemons of Florida. She had a very special bond with one of her great grand - her Spiderman – Orlando would sit and listen to her talk, and even give her a cigarette. Her special god-great grand, Antwanett Summers and special adopted daughter, Geraldine “aka Sissy”; a host of nieces, nephews, and other loving family and friends.
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