|Birth: ||Oct. 29, 1911|
|Death: ||Apr. 18, 2014|
Services for Mae Ola Mattox, 102, will be held at noon Saturday at Mt. Beulah Missionary Baptist Church, 217 S. Warren St., Lufkin. Burial will follow in the McKelvey Cemetery in Tadmor. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Colonial Mortuary.
Mrs. Mattox was born Oct. 29, 1911 in Ratcliff and died April 18, 2014 in Houston.
Mae Ola Mattox, lovingly referred to as Aunt Mae, an American Centenarian, was the matriarch of the family. She leaves memories that no one can take away. A true example of an incredible woman, Mae Ola was a loving aunt and friend, who will be dearly missed.
It is awe-inspiring to know that she lived on this earth for one hundred two years. She was one of eight children, born October 29, 1911, to the late John and Amanda Martinez in a small rural community in Houston County, Ratcliff, Texas. Her sisters and brothers, Melvinia, Cornelius, Mattie Bell, Annie, Nelia, Billie and Charlie, all preceded her in death.
Mae Ola received her primary education in the public school system of Houston County in Ratcliff, Texas. She met and married the late Coy Mattox, and they enjoyed many years together until his death. After relocating to Lufkin, she was employed by Brooks Grocers for many years. In her spare time she enjoyed gardening and cooking, especially her famous pineapple coconut cake. She was always patient, kind, loving and known for giving encouraging words and guidance. Mae Ola was a faithful member of the Mt. Beulah Missionary Baptist Church. Joining in 1968, she actively served as the president of the Senior Mission and president of the Pastor's Aide Committee. She was a fierce prayer warrior and the oldest member of the church until health reasons forced her to relocate to Pearland, Texas. There, she worshipped and fellowshipped with members of the Briarchase Missionary Baptist Church family where members and friends loved her dearly.
She leaves to cherish her memory: a daughter in-law, Billie Mattox and grandchildren, Winslow, Arizona; a devoted niece, Georgia Andrews of Pearland, Texas; loving nephew, Dr. Samuel L. Biggers (Florestine), Los Angeles, California. She is also survived and mourned by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and two very special friends, Sis. Alfreda Thomas and Sis. Edna Simmons.
Published in The Lufkin Daily News on Apr. 25, 2014
Coy Mattox (1901 - 1967)
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You are not forgotten, loved one, nor will you ever be; as long as life and memory last, we will remember thee. We miss you now, our hearts are sore. As time goes by, we'll miss you more. Your gentle face, no one can fill your vacant place.|
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