Babione Funeral Home


James Jonathan Mathews

12 February, 196020 April, 2021

James Jonathan Mathews, 61, passed from this life on April 20, 2021. He was born on February 12, 1960, in the County of Norfolk, England to James and Mabel Mathews. After living in England and Australia, the family settled in Brevard County, Florida. Jim graduated from Palm Bay High School in Palm Bay Florida. Relying on his many talents in the trades, Jim started and grew his building and remodeling business in Brevard County. Jim and his family lived in Melbourne Village and enjoyed sailing, fishing, nature and the Florida lifestyle in beautiful, coastal Brevard County.

Later, Jim would move to southern Florida and enjoy a second career as an auto mechanic and owner of the British Four Wheel Drive Company in Pompano Beach, Florida. Jim is survived by three sons, Nicholas Mathews, Christopher Mathews and Charles Mathews; grandchildren Austin Oaks, Emma Mathews and Grayson Mathews; siblings Graham Mathews, Ann Blyth, Christine Mathews, Nicholas Mathews, Peter Mathews, John Mathews and Robert Mathews; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Services are scheduled for Saturday May 15, 2021 with Babione Funeral Home, 10060 Calle Comercio Dr., Boca Raton, Florida, 33428.


  • Memorial Gathering

    Saturday, 15 May , 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, 15 May , 2021


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Erich Smith

13 May 2021


My deepest sympathies to the entire Mathews family. You will be in my prayers.

Jim, I truly hope you have everlasting peace. Godspeed my friend.


Jay Berger

6 May 2021

My deepest condolences to the Mathews family for your loss. Jimmy was a dear friend of mine through the British Four Wheel Drive Company and I have known him for many years. He was always the gentleman and a very kind soul. I enjoyed seeing and speaking with him at the shop each time I was in. I am keeping Jimmy and his family in my prayers. God Bless.

Jay Berger