Nelly Mattox

Nelly Mattox

Nelly E. Mattox

May 22, 1934 – October 20, 2022

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of our mother, Nelly E. Mattox, 88 years old from Wendell, NC on Thursday.  She was originally from Casablanca Morocco.  She was married at Wendell Christian Church in 1954 to Vernon W. Mattox from Wendell who preceded her in death.  She was also preceded by 5 sisters and 1 brother.

She is survived by her children, Anna Maria Raper (Randy), Nancy Barnes (Paul), Linda Dygert (Brian), John Mattox (fiancé Judy Davis), grandchildren, Alyshia Bissette Thornton (Brent) Joshua Barnes (Blair), Chelsea Sutton (Travis), Dillon Dygert, Colby Mattox, great grandchildren, Ryleigh , Waylon, Adair, Keller, sister, Dody Berry (Ernie), many loving nieces & nephews.

Flowers welcomed or memorials may be made to Amedisys Hospice, Franklinton, NC.

The family wishes to express a special thank you to all caregivers who took such good care and expressed such love for our mother, Cheryl Winston, Megan Ward, Jackie Martinez, Symonia Lynch, Amber Lee, Trecia Brower, Vivian Jones, Wanda Davis, Kathy Mossely, Alexis Hunter, Missy Moggilnicki & Gina Driver.

Graveside funeral 2:00 pm, Monday, Greenmount Cemetery.  Visitation 12:45 – 1:45 pm at Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third St., Wendell, NC 27591, prior to the graveside service.


  • John & Ginger Oglesby Posted October 22, 2022 10:33 am

    Sending our deep sympathy to your family. I bet she was a wonderful Meme!

  • Danielle McCulloch Posted October 26, 2022 12:26 pm

    Nelly was so lovely and I’m so sorry she’s gone. Thinking about all of you and sending my love. Love, Dani

  • Posted December 28, 2022 11:26 am

    Who was the attending rabbi?

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