LOUISBURG - Mattie Elizabeth Cheaves Sweet, 95, of Durham, formerly of Louisburg, died Saturday at Roxboro Nursing Center. Born July 29, 1919 to the late Zuna Lee and Lettie Terrell Cheaves. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, James Osborne Sweet, and her grandson, Horace Russell Sweet, Jr., and three brothers and six sisters.
Funeral services were held Monday at 1:00 p.m. at Rock Spring Baptist Church with Dr. C.J. Bordeaux officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Dan and Deanna Sweet and Horace Russell and Sandra Sweet; her sister, Polly Cheaves; her grandchildren, Danny Ray Sweet, Michelle Pope, Tina Sweet, Tyler Pendergraph, Brian Sweet and Eric Sweet; and seven great-grandchildren.
The family receive friends at 12:00 p.m. at Rock Spring Baptist Church. Arrangements are being handled by Lancaster Funeral and Cremation Services, 804 N. Bickett Boulevard, Louisburg. Online condolences may be made to www.lancasterfcs.com.