Mrs. Mattie Pearl Taylor was born to the late Mary
and Alex Griffin on June 18, 1926, in Montgomery County,
Alabama. She was raised in the Wenonah (Tarpley City)
Community. She confessed Christ at an early age at Galilee
Baptist Church under the pastoral leadership of the late Rev.
Thomas Thornes. She was later led to Ebenezer Missionary
Baptist Church, where the late Rev. Thomas Thornes would
serve as the pastor. She sang with …