Elaine Brown Mattes Memorial Service on 8/24 @ 10 a.m.

We will God give thanks and praise for the life of Elaine Brown Mattes on Wednesday, August 24, 2022, at 10 a.m. in the parish church. Elaine, a longtime member of St. Matthew’s and a local realtor for more than forty years, died at the Lower Cape Fear Life Care Center in Wilmington on Friday, August 19, 2022.

A reception will follow the memorial mass. Elaine is the widow of the late Charles Mattes, whom she married at the age of 78 and enjoyed five joyous years of marriage before his death. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, grandson, a stepson, nephews and nieces, and many, many dear friends.

Rest eternal grant Elaine, O Lord, and let Light perpetual shine upon her. Amen.

St Matthew's Pastor Sam Zumwalt


The Rev. Dr. Samuel Zumwalt has worked in churches for 47 years and in May 2023 celebrated the 42nd anniversary of his ordination to the holy ministry. He is a member of the Society of the Holy Trinity (www.societyholytrinity.org). In 2004, Pr. Zumwalt moved with his family to Wilmington from Texas, where he served for 23 years as pastor of small, midsize, and large congregations.