Rosemary Poole Mattes

January 2, 1948 - November 11, 2023
Rosemary Poole Mattes

Memorial Gifts & Donations

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.

Share memories and condolences by visiting the “Tribute Wall”.

Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403 910-791-9099.

Purchase Flowers

Tribute Wall

Please feel free to sign the guestbook or share a memory

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • November 30, 2023
    Wilma Woodard says:
    I worked with Rosemary at Glen Meade OB/GYN, she was such a sweet lady. I will always remember I was a single Mom at the time having a tooth issue….Without hesitation Sweet Rosemary made sure I was taken care of by her Son-In-Law Dr. Wilson Jewel…fast!!! She was always there looking out for any & everyone, also gave great advice. When I would occasionally run into Sweet Rosemary the first thing she would ask is “how is Parker” (my daughter)….always concerned about others. I loved seeing her smiling face & will always consider her a friend… one of those you don’t keep in touch with, but when you see them it’s like no time has passed at all. I will miss running into Sweet Rosemary & seeing that smiling face. My heart goes out to Lou & family, you have all been in my thoughts & prayers.

  • November 25, 2023
    Lola S Rivenbark says:
    Lou, Christy and Tom, It does not seem possible that a long time friend like Rosemary is no longer with us. We met by chance at Belks what seems like not so long ago and spent a long time catching up. So many special memories of Channel Haven and MGVFD and updates on kids and grandkids. Hard to accept that she is not still here along with us but will be truly missed.

  • November 25, 2023
    Terry Welch says:
    So sorry to hear of Rosemary’s passing. I had the pleasure of working with her at Glen Meade . She was a great lady and a good friend. I send my love and prayers to her husband Lou, daughter, and son and grandchildren. I know she will be forever missed. Sincerely, Terry Welch

  • November 19, 2023
    Ruth and Ron Wier says:
    Our deepest sympathy to Lou, Christy, Tom and families. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • November 18, 2023
    Lucy & Gary Rowe says:
    We are so sorry to learn of Rosemary's passing. Our deepest sympathy and prayers to Lou and family.