Floridian, Mattilon DeBose Passes Away


Mattilon Rosetta DeBose-Rock passed away Thursday, July 1, 2021. Her services were held on Thursday July 15th in Gainesville Fl.

Mattilon was born in Gainesville October 3, 1950 to the union of the late Harrington Joseph DeBose, Sr. & Bernice McKnight-DeBose. She was a woman of God - A teacher to some, and a mother to several. The church homes Mattilon attended and served were Triumph the Church and Kingdom of God in Christ (of Gainesville, FL), Greater Bethel Baptist Church and Bible-Based Fellowship Church (both in Tampa, FL).

Mattilon graduated from Lincoln High School in 1968 in Gainesville, and Florida A & M University in - Tallahassee, Florida in 1972. Mattilon was a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.

She is preceded in death by a Brother - Harrington DeBose, Jr. She is survived by a Brother and Sister - Joseph DeBose (& Toni) and Priscilla DeBose-MuDrow (& Gilbert); former Spouse - Alfred Rock; Children -Tamara Rock Brown (& Clarence), Tiffany Rock, Alfred Rock II and Alissa Rock; Grandchildren - DeAndre, Lyric, Cynnae, Ziya and Makai; her Nieces and Nephews - Amber, Alex, Bryson, Joey, Tai’Mani and Latricia; Cousin/As A “Little Brother'' - David DeBose; Cousins; & Friends.

Mattilon was a kind hearted loving person and for many years she was our Mary Kay lady.


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