Mattie Kennedy Bostic

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Mattie Kennedy Bostic
May 19, 1932
April 25, 2018

Saturday, April 28, 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Serenity Funeral Home, Beulaville

Funeral Service
Saturday, April 28, 2018
3:00 PM
Serenity Funeral Home, Beulaville

East Duplin Memorial Gardens, Beulaville


Beulaville, NC

Mattie Kennedy Bostic, 85, of Beulaville, passed away on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, after a brief illness.  Mattie was born in 1932, the first of five children of Thomas and Bessie Horne Kennedy.  Mattie was Miss Popularity of Beulaville High School Class of 1950 and graduated from James Walker School of Nursing in Wilmington in 1953.  Mattie was married to Jesse Ray Bostic for fifty years, from 1957 until his passing in 2008.

Mattie joined the nursing staff of Duplin General Hospital in 1958 and served for many years as the Operating Room Supervisor.  After her “retirement” in 2006, she continued to work part time at the hospital until her death, an uninterrupted span of over 59 years.

Mattie was an active member of Beulaville Baptist Church since 1945.  She could be found most Sundays in the choir loft.  She remained active in the community and maintained a close circle of friends.

She is survived by her three children, Dino Ray Bostic and wife Pat of Cary, Tina Bostic Kennedy and husband Randall of Beulaville, and Dana Ross Bostic and wife Vickie of Garner; grandchildren Daniel Ethan Bostic, Heather Kennedy Roberts, Erika Kennedy Allen, Patrick Ross Bostic and Andrew Reid Bostic, and five great-grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her brother Berry Carroll Kennedy and survived by brothers Elwood Earl Kennedy of Aberdeen and Elmo Gerald Kennedy of Chinquapin; and a sister, Mavis Kennedy Butler of Bakersville, CA.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Beulaville Baptist Church Memorial Fund,
P. O. Box 394, Beulaville, NC 28518 or Duplin General Hospital Foundation, P. O. Box 278, Kenansville, NC 28349.