The funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 P.M., Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 1908 Dozier Road, Ellaville, Georgia. Interment will follow in the Church cemetery.
Mary was born March 31, 1918 at Lacrosse, Schley County, Ellaville, Georgia to the late Annie Haynes. She acquired her education from Ellaville High School (Schley County) Ellaville, Georgia. For many years she was a domestic housekeeper. Mary was known as a caregiver; she cared for two of her older brothers until their deaths. Mary had a compassionate and giving heart, and she opened her doors to those who were in need.
At early age, she accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior and joined the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Ellaville, Georgia. Mary was united in holy Matrimony to Nathaniel Matthews, who preceded her in death. They were blessed with two children, Roosevelt Matthews and Barbara Ann Matthews Jackson. She reared her niece, Thelma Haynes, as her own from birth.
She leaves to mourn her passing three children, Roosevelt Matthews (Norva), Brooklyn, New York, Barbara Ann Jackson (James – deceased) and Thelma Haynes, both of Columbus, Georgia; seven grandchildren, Scott Girard Matthews (Meg), Dr. Brett Alexander Matthews, Tanisha Y. Haynes, Barbara L. Jackson, James C. Jackson, Jr. (Jacqueline), Melissa A. Heffin (Jimmie), and Charice J. Palm; ten great grandchildren, Hannah, Julia, Chantel, Haven, James, Brandi, Ronnie Huling, Jr. Jodi, Demetria, and Akiera; three great great grandchildren, Jordan, Daja Mallorie, and Adriana Cartrie; and a host of loving nieces nephews and loving friends.
- Evelyn Greene Hayes(Sunday, December 22 13 12:28 pm EST)
To Roosevelt and Barbara Ann, may God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
- Woodrow & Lillie Wilson Chicago, IL.(Saturday, December 21 13 08:13 pm EST)
At This Difficult Time
through Christ our comfort overflows 2 Cor.1:5 May the breadth of God love bring you comfort and the promise of heaven bring you peace----with Sympathy