ROCKY POINT — Rose Mollene Mathews Smith, 69, of Rocky Point, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, October 30, 2021 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington.
She was born on September 2, 1952 in Savannah, GA to James Calvin Mathews, Sr. and Jerrouldine Lavell McMellon Mathews.She relied on the Lord to overcome many struggles in her life.
She continued to care for people throughout her two year battle with cancer. From her home based childcare center/foster care to her twenty-five years of service at the Hanover Seaside Club, she touched many lives with love and was Mama to many.
Her favorite people called her Maw Maw. We are resting in the fact that she is healed and made whole, being held by the arms of our Lord Jesus Christ. We love you Mama.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two siblings, Sharon Ann Long and Jerroul Wade Cavanaugh, and her granddaughter, Kyla Loomis. She is survived by her two siblings, James Calvin Mathews, Jr., and Jackie Snyder, husband, David Fredric Smith, Sr., her five children, Marla Hayes (Steve), Beth Cammilleri (Frank), David Smith, Jr., Jenny Smith, and Crystal Nichols, and her nine grandchildren.
The Celebration of Life will be held from 4-7pm on Friday, November 5, 2021 at Hanover Seaside Club, 601 S. Lumina Avenue at Wrightsville Beach. The club will receive flower arrangements.
Services are in the care of Coastal Cremations, 6 Jacksonville Street, Wilmington, NC. 28403