Leonel Mattos (1950 - 2014)

  • "So sorry for your loss. I worked with Neil for many years..."
    - Jean Sullivan
  • "My heart and prayers are with the family in their time of..."
    - Shayna Brownlow
  • "My heart aches for Mrs. Juaniece and her children may God..."
    - Penny Helle
  • "Such a sad loss for us all. A man that always had a smile..."
    - Michael Fanter
  • "My heart is with the family. God called. A good man home...."
    - Norma/David Simmons

Leonel "Neil" Mattos

Jan. 4, 1950 - Feb. 1, 2014


Leonel " Neil" Mattos, 63, of Vancleave and formerly of Pascagoula MS, passed away suddenly on February 1, 2014 in Norfolk, VA. Neil was born January 14, 1950 in Pascagoula, MS and has been a lifelong resident. He graduated from Our Lady of Victories High School in 1967 and served in the Marine Corp Reserves. Neil was currently employed at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula as a Project Coordinator and had been employed for 44 years. He enjoyed gardening, target practicing with his guns, and was "The Master Griller"

He is preceded in death by his father, Jayme Mattos; mother, Barbara Lunette Mattos; brother, Joseph Cooper Mattos; son, Robert Bradley Colson.

He is survived by his loving wife, Juaniece Hester Mattos, Vancleave; son, Kenny Mattos, Seattle, WA; daughter, Jamie Anne Colson, Mobile; granddaughter, Anna Grace Colson, Mobile; father-in-law, Kenny Hester, Vancleave; sister-in-law, Sandra Whitney (Mike), Baton Rouge, LA; four sisters and one brother, Theresa Titus (Tony), El Paso, TX; Carol Sagars (Jack), Pascagoula; Mona Lisa Mattos, Pascagoula; Kathy Carr (Mike), Gautier; Tony Mattos (Anna), Vancleave; Special friend as close as a brother, Billy Dungan; numerous nieces and nephews, many friends and co-workers.

Visitation will be Friday, February 7, 2014 at O'Bryant-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Pascagoula from 6:00-9:00 pm. The Funeral Service will be Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 10:00 am in the chapel with Father Tony Arguelles officiating. Interment will conclude at Serene Memorial Gardens in Escatawpa, MS.

You may view a memorial video online or send condolences to his family at www.obryantokeefe.com


Funeral Home
O'Bryant-O'Keefe Funeral Home
4811 Telephone Road Pascagoula, MS 39567
(228) 762-4311
Published in The Sun Herald on Feb. 7, 2014
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