Mattie Toney, age 90, of Bostic, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Friday, July 24, 2020 while being surrounded by her loving family.
Mattie was born May 26, 1930 in Rutherford County to the late Lee Gettys and Fannie Lookadoo Gettys. She was a faithful and longtime member of Ross Hill Baptist Church. She will be forever remembered as a wonderful cook who enjoyed growing flowers, gardening and going to the beach. Most of all she was dedicated to her family. Her joy in life was taking care of and spending time with her family and friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-five years, Horace Toney; son-in-law, Tony Mullinax; brothers, Clyde, A.L. and Johnny Gettys and a sister, Etta Thomas.
Those left to cherish her memory include daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Sonny Cole of Rutherfordton, Sandy and Hal Condrey of Bostic and Libby Mullinax of Shelby; sons and daughters-in-law, Darrell and Connie Toney of Bostic and Tim and Terri Toney of Union Mills; grandchildren, Christy Strickland (Tony), Annette Toney, Kim Ferguson (Michael), Tyler Toney (Alyssa), Sarah Head (Jonathan); great-grandchildren, Tanner Toney, Jordan Strickland, Tucker Toney, Nicholas Strickland, Zoe Grace Ferguson, Tenley Toney, Lillie Hess, Ella Hess, Landry Toney and Talon Toney. She is also survived by two brothers, Claude Gettys (Faye) of Bostic and Rommie Gettys of Forest City.
A private service will be conducted to honor Mattie’s life with Reverend Brent Harrill officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Memorial donations are requested to Ross Hill Baptist Church, c/o Sonny Cole, 996 Big Island Road, Rutherfordton, NC 28139 or to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, P.O. Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043.
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