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Cora Miller Matta

10-17-1918 to 11-13-2020


Cora Miller Matta, 102, of Roanoke Rapids, died Friday evening. 

She was under the care of Chanequa Bryant, Hospice and Palliative Care of Nash General Hospital at the home of family in Nashville, NC where she received amazing love and care from her granddaughter and husband, Allyson and Mike Keffer. 

Also, while in Nashville, she received loving in-home care from Christine Southerland, Garlinda Davis and Judie Hawkins.

Cora was the daughter of the late Samuel Woody Miller and Minnie Bonner Savage. 

She was preceded in death by her siblings, Catherine Miller Oglesby, Sally Miller Walker and the Rev. Samuel Woody Miller. Jr. She was also preceded in death by her loving husband of 49 years, Albert Matta.

Cora was a resident of Roanoke Rapids for 59 years and a very active member of Park Baptist Church. She loved her church, her family, and getting lots of presents. As the Queen Mother, she relished the attention of her family.

She is survived by her children, Albert J. Matta (Phyllis D. Matta), W. Craig Matta (Connie B. Matta), Anna M. Wall and the late Thomas I. Wall. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Allyson M. Keffer (Michael J. Keffer), J. Chadwick Matta, Brian C. Matta (April B. Matta), T. Bennett Wall (Julie F. Wall), Kathryn W. Hair (Aaron S. Hair). Also, eleven great-grandchildren, Cranford Davis, Taylor Keffer, Brooke Keffer, Angus Keffer, Lauren Keffer, Chappell Batton, Ashby Batton, Cecelia Batton, Bryson Wall, Carter Wall, Reese Wall, Evelyn Hair, Bonner Hair, and Nicholas Matta, due December 12, 2020.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 11 am

at Crestview Cemetery, Roanoke Rapids, NC with the Rev. Rick Gaskins officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at 13057 Cooper Road, Nashville, NC. 

Due to Covid 19 and CDC restrictions, please be aware of social distancing and the use of face coverings.

During mom’s journey, she was blessed to be financially capable to have sitters care for her; however, there are many families who can’t afford this valuable help. In recognition of this need and if you would like to make a contribution, we would ask you to reach into your heart to help others. The organization is Friends of Hospice, Hospice & Palliative Care of Nash General Hospital, Rocky Mount, NC.

Arrangements by Hockaday Funeral Home, Roanoke Rapids, NC.