Mattie Lee Gettys Morgan

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Mattie Lee Gettys Morgan went home to be with the Lord on March 4, 2019. She was born in Hollis, North Carolina, on May 25, 1913. Mattie was the youngest daughter of the late Plato and Amanda Gettys and had nine brothers and sisters. Mattie’s husband, Oscar Lee Morgan passed away in 1991. She was also preceded in death by her two sons, Donald Gettys Morgan and James Alvin Morgan. She is survived by her daughter, Priscilla Ann Morgan Deese and son in law, Emerson Bernard Deese, Jr. Mattie had four grandchildren, Angie Marshall, Susan Hughes, Jim Morgan and Anne Phythyon; and five great grandchildren Amanda Adams, Sarah Marshall, Jane Marshall, Grace Marshall, and JD Phythyon. Mattie was a member of West Asheville Baptist Church for more than fifty years where she enjoyed teaching Sunday School classes. Mattie was a nurse/dental assistant and she loved caring for people. Anyone who knew Mattie walked away feeling like they were in the presence of Christ due to her kind and loving nature and constant source of encouragement. Mattie has called the WNC Baptist Retirement Home her home since October 2010 where she developed many close friendships with other residents and staff. A funeral service will be held at West Asheville Baptist Church at 11:00 am on Thursday, March 7, 2019, with Rev. Billy Honeycutt officiating. The family will receive friends at 10:00 am and interment will be at Round Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Union Mills at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to West Asheville Baptist Church, 926 Haywood Road, Asheville NC 28806. Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue is assisting the family.

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  1. Mattie Morgan was a very special lady and God used her life to bless the lives of many people over the past century. Our family was endeared to her because she befriended us and loved on us. We treasure the memory of the Best Peanut Brittle ever! Mattie was a faithful member of the WABC and served the Lord with joy! She is now with her Lord and rejoicing to be in His Presence. We will be praying for the family in this time of sorrow.
    The James Johnson Family

  2. Such a life well lived. I grew up in Polkville, not far from Hollis. My sympathy to the family. We should all hope for such a rich and fulfilling life. Gerry Huntley, Fairview, NC. 828-318-4013.

  3. MRS. Morgan was a special neighbor for 25 years. She was a sweet and caring person and believed that God was in control. We were very blessed to have had her in our lives. know that she is in a better place with God and MR. Morgan.
    We loved you Mrs Morgam

  4. Mattie Morgan was a beloved lady and she had an impact on my life. As a teenager, she was my Sunday School teacher and worked in the Youth Department for many years. She always had a smile for you and always talked in a quiet and sweet voice. She was always faithful to her church and a great encouragement to us. My sincere condolences to you, her family; praying for you to find comfort in knowing hers was a life well lived and she is rejoicing around Heaven. She was indeed a special lady. Priscilla Morgan

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