Obituaries

Jimmy Mathews

August 19, 1941 - January 16, 2021

Obituary For Jimmy Mathews

With humble respect, Sewell Mortuary in Grantville announces the transition of Jimmy Mathews on January 16th, 2021.

The funeral Service for Mr. Mathews will be Saturday, January 23rd, 11:00 AM at the Sewell Mortuary Chapel.

Visitation is Friday the 22nd from 5 to 8 PM at the Sewell Mortuary.

Interment will be at Bentley Hill United Methodist Church in Stockbridge Georgia.

Jimmy Lewis Mathews was born on August 19 , 1942 to the late Eloise Parks and Culmon Mathews born in Greenville, GA who preceded him in death. Jimmy was educated at Greenville Consolidated High School. He was a devoted and active student until he graduated in 1960 .

Jimmy was joined in holy matrimony on July 21, 1979 to Hazel Jones of Stockbridge, GA.

Jimmy’s early walk with Christ began as a young child. He was a member of Oakridge CME Church. He had many passions and talents. One being his love for automobiles. He had a natural skill for restoring cars. Affectionately known as “Smokey” he could take a beat-up car and make it shiny and new. As he would say, “We can make it work,” and that he did. When it came to his family, he was always there as Husband, Daddy, Grandpa and Uncle Jimmy. He showed his children how to be self-sufficient and how to deal with adversity. Jimmy always had a smile on his face and love in his heart, he never met a stranger. He was a dear friend to many. He always came when needed, giving words of wisdom to let you know it was going to be okay.

Jimmy’s employment included many jobs and “side hustles” including working for Mead Paper Company, Cooper Gulf Gas Station, Wilson Taxi Company, and General Motors. After he retired from 30 years at General Motors, he started Mathews Wrecker Service. In addition to his many talents, he did lawncare for his church and for others.

Jimmy leaves to cherish his memory, a loving wife, Hazel and four children, Jonathan Lewis Mathews and from a previous marriage, Donnetta Denise Mathews (Penn Walker), Ellen Mathews Glenn (Bebe), and Jermain Yvette Frilot (Joseph), grandchildren, greatgrandchild, aunts, uncles, cousins, brothers - in -law, sisters -in -law, nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and friends .

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22
Jan

Visitation

05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Sewell Mortuary
220 Charlie Patterson Rd
Grantville, GA 30220
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23
Jan

Funeral Service

11:00 AM
Sewell Mortuary
220 Charlie Patterson Rd
Grantville, GA 30220
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We send our deepest sympathy Sarah Edwards and Clara Pasley
- Sarah Edwards
"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted" (Matthew 5:4). Sending Love and prayers to the Family.
- Claudette Hanks
My sincere words of sympathy and condolences are sent to the entire family, along with the Mathews family. Keep the Faith! Regina Mincey & Family
- Regina Mincey
My deepest condolences to the Mathews Family. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Evan Jahn
- Evan Jahn
Extending deepest sympathy for your precious loss Soror Donetta and family. Delphine Reese, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. (EZ).
- Delphine Reese
The Dansby family is sending prayers of peace comfort and love during this time... It was a pleasure to meet and know "Daddy" Mathews.
- Marian Dansby
Rest In Peace Jimmy You Will Be sadly Missed in The Class of 1960
- Josephine Mccree
To my family, Jimmy will be truly be missed, Hazel and the Mathews family that God will give you all the strength you need at this time. We love you Carl and Elaine Hall
- Elaine Hall
My deepest sympathy to the family. God bless.
- Sandy Stewart
So sorry about the loss of your dear father
- Karen
My heart goes out to you and your family. May God give you peace and comfort during this most difficult time.
- Shirley Parker
On behalf of Class of1960, we wish to express our deepest sympathy
- Clifford Parks
I was sadden to learn that Jimmy passed away. May you take comfort during your time of grief In the wonderful memories you shared together. Jessie Barnes-Lovett
- Jessie Lovett
Hazel and Family, Sorry to learn of Jimmys passing. May fond memories of him comfort you.
- Sadie Roberts
Deepest condolences to the Matthew's family. Coco and Shirley Parks
- Henry Parks
ON BEHALF OF THE REESE FAMILY WE OFF OUR CONDOLENCES TO THE MATTHEWS FAMILY. JIMMY WILL CERTAINLY BE MISSED.THE GREENVILLE CONSOLIDATED HIGH SCHOOL CREW. CHARLENE, GLADYS AND VIRGINIA.
- VIRGINIA REESE

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