Shelby Sawyer Mathews, 71, of 611 Laura Lee Street, Elizabeth City, NC died Monday, September 9, 2013 at her residence. A native of Perquimans County she was the daughter of the late Davis M. Sawyer and Talmadge Everton Sawyer and the widow of L. L. “Sonny” Matthews. She was a homemaker, attended Fountain of Life Church and was a member of the Elizabeth City Lion’s Club.
She is survived by three daughters, Darlene Sanderlin and husband William of Shawboro, NC, Rebecca Wynne of Greenville, NC, and Janet Lamm and husband Ken of Elizabeth City, NC; a son, Stacey Matthews and wife Peggy of Elizabeth City, NC; three half-sisters, Linda Vicini of Raleigh, NC, Betty Lou Bundy of Roper, NC, and Peggy Boyce of Tyner, NC; eleven grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and twelve great grandchildren. She was pre-deceased by a granddaughter, Crystal Hussey.
Funeral services will be Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at Twiford Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Preston Pitchford officiating. Burial will follow in West Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday at the funeral home from 7:00 to 8:30 at the funeral home and at other times at the residence. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Matthews family. You may express condolences to the family by visiting www.twifordfh.com.Print Obituary & Condolences