Murphy Funeral Homes

4510 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA


Virginia Mateer

June 29, 1932October 27, 2019

Alice Virginia Staubs Mateer was born June 29, 1932. Peacefully left this world October 27, 2019. Raised in Loudoun County, Virginia. The oldest of 6 children.

Being a huge help to her mother and family, Virginia became a great seamstress, cook and baker. Her kitchen skills became her career and passion. First with the Fairfax County Public School lunch program for 17 years.

Dedicated to God and her church, Virginia's greatest joy was using her talents running the kitchen at Calvary Church of the Nazarene in Annandale, Virginia, and designing its renovation. She planned and organized International Dinners. Catered banquets, weddings and after funeral meals.

Self taught, Virginia created masterpiece cakes, including wedding cakes.

She raised 3 daughters, Cindy, Connie and Cathy. And sewed most of their clothes. She also has 2 wonderful step-sons, Rodney and Robert.

After marrying the love of her life, Warren W. Mateer, they traveled the eastern seaboard with his job. And vacationed each year at Nags Head, NC. They shared a happy and blessed 32 years together. Warren has been awaiting a reunion in Heaven since 2011.

Virginia loved her Work n' Witness mission trips. There she further blessed God with her talents of kitchen/meal organization and meal preparation for large crowds of hungry workers. Her trips included 3 visits to the Africa Nazarene University (Kenya) and 1 each to Australia and New Mexico. A quote from her trip journal “If you have a chance to be part of a work & witness team, please take advantage of that opportunity. It will change your life.”

She has 8 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren. Family visitation, Wednesday November 6th from 2-4 and 6-8 Murphy’s Funeral Home 4510 Wilson Blvd Arlington, VA 22203

Funeral, Friday November 8th at 11:00 Arlington First Church of the Nazarene 2013 21st Street North Arlington, VA 22201

Interment to be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, or in lieu of traveling to attend services, please donate to Virginia’s passion - Calvary Mission Program, c/o Needels, 4919 Bristol Drive, Annandale, VA 22003 or Animal Welfare League of Arlington (AWLA) 2650 South Arlington Mill Drive Arlington, VA 22206


  • Visitation Wednesday, November 6, 2019
  • Visitation Wednesday, November 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, November 8, 2019


Virginia Mateer

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Bill Thatcher

November 3, 2019

To be absent from the body is to be present with The Lord!!! My what a promotion that is!!! God has promised that He has prepared a "place" for us and will come again and take us to be with Him!!! A great hope and expectancy is to see our loved ones again, when we receive our promotion to that place He has reserved for us. Come quickly, Lord Jesus, and save us from ourselves. A-Men.

Lori Jackson (Staubs)

November 3, 2019

I will always remember the holidays at Grandma and Granddaddy Staubs house with you. Your cooking was second to none (those pies!). Thanks for being a good Aunt and good big sister to my dad. Rest in Heaven Aunt Virginia.