Mattie Tester

Obituary of Mattie Tester

Mattie "Sissie" Eggers Tester, age 68, of Vilas, passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at home. Sissie was the youngest of eleven children, born to the late Lloyd and Lucy Millsaps Eggers of the Beaver Dam Community. She enjoyed sweets and preferred to eat dessert first; she enjoyed game shows and reality TV. But more than anything, she loved her children with everything she had and always put them before anything else. A better mama will never be found. Left to mourn her loss and cherish her memory are her son, Terry of Lenoir and daughter Kim of the home, as well as numerous grand furbabies. Sissie is survived by two brothers, Shelby Eggers of Vilas and Lloyd Alfred Eggers of Sugar Grove, and three sisters Margaret (Sue) Alcorn of Indiana, Iris McAlister of Hickory, and Mary Nell Shufford of Hickory. A number of nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a son, Billy, a daughter-in-law, Tammy Tester, two brothers, Martin and Robert Eggers, and three sisters, Juanita Ward, Carolyn Stilwell, and Joyce Ann Eggers. The family would like to thank Dr. Kevin Wolfe, and assistant Kathy Miller, for caring for Ms. Tester with the utmost compassion, humility, and love, for many years. We know we would have lost our mom many years ago without Dr. Wolfe's expertise and special care, and we are beyond grateful. At Ms. Tester's request, there will be no memorial service. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Watauga Humane Society, PO Box 1835, Boone, NC 28607. Online condolences may be shared with the Tester family at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Tester family.
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