Rosemary Poole Mattes, 75, of Wilmington, NC passed away on November 11th.
She was born January 2, 1948, in Salisbury, NC to the late John D. and Frances Phelps Poole. She is preceded in death by her parents and sister, Bea Poole Linebarger.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Lucian A. Mattes of Wilmington, daughter, Christy Jewell (Wilson) of Wilmington and son, Thomas of Louisville, Kentucky. Sister, Jo Carole Ingram and brother, Phillip Poole of Salisbury. Grandchildren Kathryn Jewell Camp (Jesse), Alex Jewell, Ella Mattes, Lainey Mattes, Macy Mattes and Campbell Mattes. Rosemary, affectionately known as Grammy, was a devoted grandmother and always told them that she loved them “to the moon and back”.
Rosemary was educated in the Salisbury City schools and was a 1966 graduate of Boyden High, then earned an associate degree in Executive Secretarial Science from Rowan Technical Institute (1968). Rosemary worked for 25 years as an office assistant for Glen Meade OB/GYN, where she met some of her best friends. Those friends were a great source of support and comfort during her brief illness.
The family wishes to acknowledge the long time, loving care she received from Intercoastal Internal Medicine and especially Erin Dills, also from the staff at Novant Health Zimmer Cancer Center and Lower Cape Fear Life Care. Please consider a donation in Rosemary’s name to Lower Cape Fear Life Care or a charity of your choice.
A mass of Christian burial will be held at the Basilica of St Mary in Wilmington on Friday, December 1, 2023, at 11:00am.
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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403 910-791-9099.