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“Dear Joe and Family, Though I have not had the opportunity to meet your son Stephen, he seems to have been a wonderful and passionate soul! Know...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: beate

“Dear Joe, We are so sorry to hear about Stephen's accident. Your tribute by driving the 91 car last Friday night was very touching. You and your...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: jim & Darrell Haynie

“Stephanie, I cannot even imagine how broken your heart is. Stephen was a wonderful young man. Like so many others, my fondest memories will always...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Gena Whitman, Caitlyn and Ricky

“Dear parents of Stephen, We are so sorry for the loss of your beloved son. There are no words that can adequately express what a profound loss it is...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: The Compassionate Friends of Wake County

“I never meet Stephen or you, his family but my nephew thought alot of him and has told us what a great person he was. My thoughts and prayers are...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Michelle Freed

“Joe, I'm so sorry for your family's loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. ”
6 of 15 | Posted by: Jeffrey Johnson

“I cannot begin to express the gratitude I feel in my heart towards this entire family for being a big part of my life. Thank you Stephanie, David...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Kim (Heeter) Creech

“Stephanie and Joe, You probably don't remember us as it's been so long since we've seen you. I'm Kitty's sister. I will always remember Stephen as...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Ed and Robin Hevener

“Stephanie, I am so very sorry to hear about Stephen passing. I am thinking of you and will keep you and your family in my heart and prayers. ”
9 of 15 | Posted by: Genia Straughn

“I was so saddened to hear of your loss. I cannot begin to imagine your pain. Although we haven't really seen each other much since the boys have...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Kim Millard

“Dearest Godson Stephen, Your life here was brief, but you will be remembered and missed. Please watch over your family, friends, and loved ones in...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Kasper & Kate Bashynski

“Our hearts are filled with the deepest sorrow. Stephen was a very special young man and a joy to be around. All the memories we have will forever be...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Cyndi Murray;Albert and Brittany

“Our thoughts are with all of you during this very sad time. ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: Aaron & Betsy Lanzen

“Stephen, you broke my heart. Your smile was the most perfect thing i've ever seen. No matter what was going one you had the love and heart to make...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: amber grubb

“Stephen was the greatest person to be around. He always lite up the room when he arrived. Im soooo sorry to hear about your lose. I went to school...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Amber Blanton

Stephen Joseph Mattress, 17, of 115 Rockhound Road, died Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at Wake Med. Stephen was born September 19, 1991 in Tampa, FL to Joseph Mattress and Stephanie Saunders Fischer. He was a senior at Knightdale High School and worked for his uncle, Albert Mattress at Atlantic Tire and Service. Stephen had lots of friends and family who will greatly miss him.

Funeral Service: 4:00 pm, Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at Faith Baptist Church,
2728 Marks Creek Road, Knightdale, NC 27545 with Reverend Stan Edwards

The family will receive relatives and friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, September 8, 2009 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service and Crematory, 944 Old Knight Road, Knightdale, NC 27545.

Father: Joseph Mattress and friend, Susan A. Latta of Knightdale

Mother: Stephanie Saunders Fischer and husband, David of Knightdale

Brother: Brandon Vernon Holmes of Holly Springs

Paternal Grandparents: Albert Mattress of Wendell
Roswitha K. Clark of Clarksville, VA

Maternal Grandparents: Richard and Sharon Fischer of Knightdale

Stephen was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Coleman and Doreen Saunders.

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L. Harold Poole Funeral Service
944 Old Knight Road Knightdale , NC 27545
Tel. (919) 266-3646
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