Samuel Mott

Samuel Alonzo Mott

Tuesday, April 25th, 1939 - Wednesday, March 17th, 2021
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Deacon Samuel Alonzo Mott, 81, of 302 Winchester Road, Troutman, was born in Iredell County on April 25, 1939, and was the son of the late Bishop James Mott and the late Overseer Naomi McDowell Mott. He departed this life on Wednesday, March 17, 2021, at The Gordon Hospice House in Statesville, NC, following an extended illness.

He attended Unity High School, and graduated from Morningside High School, Class of 1959. He was a great basketball player during High School and played with the Red Raiders. Sam was the Assistant Director at Garfield Recreation Center, worked at D. Matt School as an Assistant Basketball Coach, Black and White Knitting Mill and J. C. Penny Warehouse.

He was united in marriage for over thirty years to Rena Gay Johnson Mott. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Wilber "Lil Whip" Setzer; a sister, Bernice (Louis) Brown; two brothers, Dalton Mott and Franklin Mott; and his first nephew, David Mott.

Samuel was ordained a Deacon at First Greater Living Missionary Baptist Church, and later joined New Life Missionary Baptist Church where he continued his spiritual work.

He leaves to cherish the memory of his life, his loving and devoted wife, Gay J. Mott of the home; a sister, Linda Hammons of Statesville, NC; a brother, Furman (Ann) Mott of Statesville, NC; his children, Bryant Keith Setzer, Torie Lynn Setzer, Tyrale (Bridgette) Setzer, Trinetta (Sly) Setzer, Teresa Setzer, Chrystal Pass and Lisa (Ben) Lawrence; seven granddaughters; six grandsons; six great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, The New Life Missionary Baptist Church Family, neighbors and friends.

Eternal Life Is God's Reward... Grace and Glory to God!

Submitted with Love by
The Family

Celebration of Life Services will be conducted Sunday, March 21, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. at New Life Missionary Baptist Church in Troutman, N. C. Bishop Deborah Walls will officiate and Reverend Ivan Cowan, Pastor of New Life Missionary Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will follow on Monday, March 22, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at the Iredell Memorial Park.

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Service Details

  • Service

    Sunday, March 21st, 2021 | 1:00pm
    Sunday, March 21st, 2021 1:00pm
    New Life Missionary Baptist Church
    571 South Main Street
    TROUTMAN, NC 28166
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    Reverend Ivan Cowan
    Bishop Deborah Walls
  • Interment

    Monday, March 22nd, 2021 | 11:00am
    Monday, March 22nd, 2021 11:00am
    Iredell Memorial Park
    Address Not Available


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Phyllis Deal

Posted at 02:36pm
Furman, Ann, Linda
Sorry to hear of Samuel's passing. May you find comfort in knowing others care.
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Nathaniel Shuford and Barbara and Family

Posted at 10:51am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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With deepest sympathy, love Bethel Kingdom Life Ministries church family...Pastor Erskine Summers.
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Bobby f Morrison Sr

Posted at 10:17am
May you REST in PEACE my dear old friend, from Bobby Morrison and family.

Posted at 09:43am
Ms Linda ,Nettie and family I'm sorry for your loss 🙏❤

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