A Reflection of Life
Let not your heart be troubled; ye believe in God believe also in me. In my father’s house are many mansions if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself, that where I am, there ye maybe also. ~ John 14:1-3
Mary Matthews was born February 2, 1947 in Carroll County, Mississippi to the late Mary Elease and James Henry Matthews. Also preceded in death by her brother, Eddie Matthews, sister, Betty Branch and her great granddaughter, KeAla Matthews.
Mary accepted Christ into her life at an early age and later joined Pleasant Green Church. Mary graduated from Jackson State University and became an elementary teacher at Marshall Elementary School. Mary retired in 2005 with 33 years in education.
Mary Matthews departed this life on Saturday, March 11, 2023.
Mary leaves to cherish her memory two (2) daughters: Deborah Matthews and Melinda Walker and one (1) son, Thomas F. Matthews (Kyla); Seven (7) grandchildren: Andrei Mikhail, Devin, Thomisha, Thomas, Jasmine, Jarvis and Mary; three (3) great grandchildren: Zaylen, KeAndrei and Kelijah; two (2) sisters: Bonnie Johnson (George) and Beverly Matthews and two (2) brothers: Henry Mathews (Jacqueline) and Tommie Brandon (Betty) and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.