Floralee Brock Mattox
Floralee Brock Mattox died in her home on August 24, 2016 in Madison, due to complications following a stroke. She was 91.
Ms.Mattox was born on February 14, 1925 in Rome, GA to her parents, Leon and Flora Brock. She graduated from Girls High School (Rome High) in 1942. She married Stacy L. Mattox, Jr. in 1982. The Mattoxes lived in Lake City Georgia where she retired as a supervisor in the commissary at Fort Gillam. They moved to Madison following Stacy’s retirement from American Can Company as a master machinist to be closer to family. She dedicated her remaining time to serving in the Madison First United Methodist Church as a volunteer in several ministries, providing care for her grandchildren, as well as extensive traveling throughout the United States and into Canada in their motor home.
Ms. Mattox was a strong, independent woman who, at 26 years old, cared for her daughter and mother through her own widowhood. She worked as a bookkeeper and possessed an amazing talent with numbers and records before calculators and computers were available. Her prowess as a seamstress was well known, and her daughter and grandchildren wore the garments she made with pride. She also served as the secretary of Bethany Methodist Church in NW Atlanta for a number of years.
Ms. Mattox is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Jimmy Stokes of Madison; her step-sons, Stacy Richard Mattox (Judy) of Huntingtown, MD and Michael Douglas Mattox (Sue) of El Dorado, Calf; three grandchildren, Dona Franks (Monte), Mary Firth (John), and Michael Sean Mattox (Kathleen); and five great-grandchildren, Reilly Faulkner, Rose Franks, Tristan Wood, Zachary Mattox, and Zoe Mattox. She is preceded in death by her parents; and her sister, Valeria.
A memorial to celebrate Ms. Mattox’s life was held on August 27 at the Madison First United Methodist Church, followed by a reception in the church gathering room. In lieu of flowers, the family requested donations to the Madison First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 293, Madison, GA and the Humane Society of Morgan County, 1170 Fairgrounds Rd., Madison, GA.