Ruth Elizabeth Mattox, 68, of 308 Safriet Road, Statesville, N.C., passed away on Saturday, November 27, 2021, at Gordon Hospice House in Statesville. She was born in Rowan County, N.C., on November 15, 1953, and was the daughter of the late Jean Williams Gladden. She was married to Gary Louis Mattox, who preceded her in death. A brother, Jerry Lee Chambers, also preceded her in death.

She attended Morningside and was a member of Gray’s Chapel United Church of Christ. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a Health Care Worker at the Garden Nursing Home.

She leaves to cherish the memory of her life two sons, Vincent Maurice (Shatarra) Mattox and Chan Demitrec (Nicole) Mattox, both of Statesville; six grandchildren, Tavon Knox of Charlotte, Tevin Mattox of Statesville, Kayla Mattox of Statesville, Travion Mattox of Statesville, Chan Mattox Jr. of Statesville, and Hayden Mattox of Statesville; one great grandchild, Kameron Mattox of Statesville; five brothers, Richard (Susan) Chambers of Troutan, Frank Chambers of Salisbury, Melvin (Crystal) Chambers of Salisbury, Mark Chambers of Troutman and John (Angie) Williams of Statesville; one sister, Diane Chambers of Salisbury; a special friend, Mildred Summers of Statesville; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, the Gray’s Chapel Church Family, neighbors and friends.

Celebration of Life Services will be conducted Thursday, December 2, 2021, at 11 a.m. at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home. Rev. Dale White will officiate and burial will follow in the family plot in Belmont Cemetery. Mrs. Mattox will remain at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home where members of the family will receive fiends from 10:30 until 11 a.m., but will assemble at the residence at other times.

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Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the Mattox Family.

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