Date of Service: Thursday, February 22, 2018
Time of Service: 3:00 PM
Dateline: Henderson, NC
James L. Matthews Jr.
James Lafayette "Jimmy" Matthews Jr., 79, of Henderson, NC died Monday, February 19, 2018 at Select Specialty Hospital in Durham.
Born in Vance County, he was the son of the late James Lafayette and Myrtle Williamson Matthews. He was the widower of Peggy Riley Matthews.
Mr. Matthews was a former lieutenant with the Henderson Police Department. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He was a member of Island Creek Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 3:00 p.m., at Island Creek Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. J. Marshall Neathery. Burial, with Military Honors, will follow in the church cemetery.
Surviving are a daughter, Rhonda M. Boyd (Jerry); a son, J.L. Matthews III (Belinda); two brothers, Jerry Matthews (Janice) and R.L. Matthews (Helen); three grandchildren, Laura B. Chandler (Lee), Kristi M. Watson (Daniel), and Jay Matthews (Melanie); and eight great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Joyce M. Proctor, Sandra M. Newsome, and Sarah M. Jones.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., at Flowers Funeral Home. All other times, they will be at the home of Rhonda and Jerry Boyd, 600 Kelly Road, Henderson.
Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to Island Creek Baptist Church, 950 Stagecoach Road, Henderson, NC 27537.
Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home.
Date of Death: Monday, February 19, 2018