Funeral service for Mrs. Helen Henry Patrick Matthews, age 93, of Fayetteville, TN, will be conducted Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. at the Fayetteville First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Carol Tate officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Matthews passed away Thursday, January 5, 2017 in Huntsville Hospital.
Mrs. Matthews was a native of White Oak, SC, the daughter of the late Matthew White Patrick and Ilda Nixon Patrick. She was a homemaker, a member of the First Presbyterian Church, where she was a Sunday School teacher for 60 years, an Erskine College graduate, a member of the DAR and Foreman of the Lincoln County Grand Jury for 16 years.
Survivors include her daughter Pat Matthews Fraley of Fayetteville, TN, grandson Will Fraley and wife Britton of Murfreesboro, TN, great granddaughters Maddie Fraley of Lynchburg, TN, Emma Fraley of Fayetteville, TN, Ella Sim Fraley, Savannah Fraley both of Murfreesboro, TN, son Van Matthews of Franklin, TN, granddaughter Elizabeth Matthews and great grandson Kross Shutt both of Fayetteville, TN. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband John V. Matthews, II in March, 1993.
Visitation with the family will be Sunday, January 15, 2017 from 1 until 2:30 p.m. at the Fayetteville First Presbyterian Church.
Pat and Van, we will all miss this Special Lady! We loved and Admired her so much! Never hesitated to say what was on her mind ! I will miss that ! Praying for you all . Love Marty and Donna
Pat I am so sorry about your Mom .She was a wonderful person and a beautiful Lady . God bless you and your Family.
Wishing your family comfort, courage, and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. She will be missed.
Our thought are with your whole family. We enjoyed living across the street from her for the last 7 years. So sorry for your loss.
So sorry to hear of Mrs. Matthews passing. I served on the Grand Jury with her and thought she was a sweet lady. Prayers for Pat, Van and their families. She will be missed.
Pat, so sorry to learn of your mothers passing. She was truly a lovely Southern lady You are so much like her. In fact you are a perfect blend of both your parents You and your family are in our prayers. Ronnie and Eloise
Pat & Van Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your Mother. She was truly a very classy lady both inside and out. She and I had a very warm respect for one another.
Pat, I thought of your Mother every time I passed her house on my way into town. She was a beautiful lady, and you will miss her terribly. May God comfort you during this sad time.
Pat, Sending my condolences at this sad time. What a blessing to have had your mom all these years but it is never long enough.You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Ms. Pat, I’m sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad time. May God provide comfort and peace.
Van I’m sorry to hear about your Mom cherish her memories, be praying for you & your family
Pat, I first met your mom as a member of the county grand jury. I admired her Southern charm, her intelligence, her wit, and her class. She was surely an iconic member of the “Greatest Generation” and will be dearly missed. My heart goes out to your family and your church.