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Mary Marie LeMaster Matthews

Mary Marie LeMaster Matthews

Mary Marie LeMaster Matthews of 308 Allen Court Emporia,VA. passed away 12/30/2017. She was born September 14, 1930 in Salamonia, Indiana. Marie was adored by her family, many friends, and long-time coworkers from the local telephone company.

She was predeceased by her parents, Gerald W. and Pearl S. LeMaster of Salamonia, Indiana; ex-husband Bill Matthews; sisters, Maxine LeMaster, Nadine Perry and Roberta Lenox, and brother Robert J. Lemaster. She is survived by her 3 children: Cindy Merritt, Jerry Matthews (Ivy), and Bobbi Griles; 6 grandchildren: Dickie Thompson (Stephanie), Christina Smith (Jerry), Stephanie Ferguson (Chris), Tony Thompson (Traci), Tina Flanagan (Jimmy), and Becky Affronti (Kyle). She was blessed with 12 great-grandchildren: Joshua Kim (Victoria), Haley Ferguson, Brandon and Dylan Driver, Cassie Flanagan, Olivia and Stephen Thompson, Gabriella and Lance Thompson, Meredith Taylor, and Logan and Landon Affront; and 2 great-great grandchildren: Emili and Alex Kim. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law, Emily Snider, Mary Louise Fergusson, Jolene Matthews, and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to give their heartfelt gratitude to Lifestar Ambulance Service, SVRMC staff, Greensville Volunteer Rescue Squad, and Southern Virginia Regional Healthcare. A special thank you goes out to Gloria Franklin and Caroline Lee for their tender loving care to her over the past few years.

Marie was well-known for her favorite expression of "Well, joy!" This was an apt expression for her life and how she lived, bringing joy, humor and happiness to everyone who had the privilege to know and love her. Mother, Momma, Grandma, Mama, we all wish you everlasting joy and peace in heaven with all those waiting for you. We'll miss you more than you could ever know.

A "Celebration of Life" will be held at Owen Funeral Home in Jarratt, VA 7 p.m. Friday, Jan 5, 2018.The family will be receiving family and friends from 6-8pm.

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