With loving memories, we will try to write the obituary of our loving, sweet and precious mother,
grandmother, and great grandmother, a dear sister in the Lord. Mom left us to be with her Lord and Savior on
January 4, 2000 and was born July 7, 1915, making her stay here 84 years, 5 months and 28 days.
She was the daughter of Paris and Lydia Stacy Justus and a loving wife to the late Robert Matney. They
were married June 17, 1931, making them married for 52 years and one month. They were blessed with
eleven children, six boys (Ira, Herman, Ray, Carter, Jerry and Richard Matney) and five girls (Shirley and
Christine Stacy, Gearaldine Wilmer, Wilma Blankenship and Lorraine Keene, who is deceased). Deceased
also are two infants, Haven and Myrtle Matney. She had sixteen grandchildren, four of whom are deceased
(Carol Compton, Merridith Gail, Susan Matney and Michael A. Matney). Mom also had two sisters and eight
brothers. Five of the brothers are now deceased.
Mom was a member of the Old Regular Baptist Church for several years and was faithful as long as her
health would allow her. Mom loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I know Mom has a better home. She
won’t have to suffer anymore. Mom suffered over two years with her lungs. It was so hard for her to breathe
even on her oxygen, but thanks to God she won’t have to suffer anymore.
God blessed us with such wonderful parents. They never complained when we were little and they had to
get up with us at night. Mom always had food on the table for us. It was a struggle sometimes with so many
to feed, but by the grace of God, Mom and Dad got us raised and we are so thankful for them. After we were
grown, Mom still worried over us and tried to take care of us but it was our turn to take care of her. We did
the best we could for her. I think we did pretty well. Mom was a special Mother. She and Dad had it hard all
their lives, but thank God they have a better home now.
Mom, we all appreciated you and Dad so much. We couldn’t have asked for better parents. You both
were loved so much. Mom, we miss you so much and love you and Dad both from the bottom of our hearts.
We’ll try and make it the best we can, so sleep on. We’ll see you in Heaven.
We love you, Mom and Dad.
Children and grandchildren