OBITUARY

Jean B. Matlock

November 1, 1925February 10, 2021
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Jean B. Matlock – 95, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, February 10, 2021. She was the daughter of the late Bud and Dottie Baker and was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Matlock and son, Gary Matlock. Jean was loved by all because of her great personality and wit. She spent countless years at the ball fields, supporting her two sons, and made numerous friends along the way. She was a member of St. John United Methodist Church. Survivors include her son, Mark Matlock (Vicki), two granddaughters, Kayla Wong (Travis) and Emily Matlock, all of Ooltewah, TN, two great grandchildren, Ansley and Avery Wong, special cousin, Rita Bishop, of Dickson, TN, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 pm, Tuesday, February 16, 2021, in the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with Rev. Sterling Jetton officiating. Interment will follow at 1:30 pm in the Chattanooga National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at the funeral home. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Elmcroft Senior Living and Kindred Hospice for their wonderful care. Due to the current pandemic we respectfully request that those attending wear masks, social distance and follow all CDC guidelines. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society (in memory of her son Gary) at www.cancer.org or to the Shriners Hospital for Children at www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org Please share your thoughts and memories online at www.ChattanoogaValleyViewChapel.com Arrangements by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Valley View Chapel, 7414 Old Lee Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, February 16, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, February 16, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Tuesday, February 16, 2021

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Michael Mitchell

February 18, 2021

Mrs. Jean Matlock was a God Mother too me. Mark and I played Football at Vanderbilt U. I became part of his Family. I had some wonderful times with Jean. She use say Mitch you or something else. The last time I saw her! We still act Crazy. That is me being the Mitch she Loved. I Will miss her dearly. I Thank God I had the opportunity too share so many laughter moments with Jean. Am talking about 45 years of her being my God Mother. How Blessed I was. Life! Mitch

Kayla Wong

February 13, 2021

Mema has always been my biggest supporter and would do anything for me. I cherish all of the memories we have made and know how fortunate I was to be able to spend so many years with her. Heaven has gained another piece of my heart.

RUTHIE KILGORE

February 12, 2021

Mrs. Matlock was a very sweet lady.. She treated all the kids in the neighborhood like they were her own. I was riding my mini bike in front of her hose looking for my little brother.,Tom & failed to see the pothole in front of me. I went flying over the handlebars. I was pretty skinned up from my slide across the asphalt. I jumped & hurried home to clean before my mama found out. She hated that Mimi bike & never forgave my Dad for buying it for me. Mrs. Matlock had seen me wipe out & she went to get some bandages for me but I was gone when she returned. She called to check on me. I was in the bathroom trying to clean up & hide my cuts when my Mama knocked on the door & said I know about you wrecking Mrs. Matlock called me. She was worried about me & wanted to make sure I was ok. She was like another mom to the kids in our neighborhood. We were blessed to have her lo looking out for us. And we couldn’t get away with anything!

Marcetta Wong

February 12, 2021

Jean was such a happy person to be around. She always had something to say that would put a gin on your face.

Carla Burns Silad

February 12, 2021

Mark and family, so sorry to hear of Mrs Matlock's passing. Thinking of her brings back great memories of the old neighborhood and the fun we had. I will be keeping you all in my thoughts.

Sheila Phillips

February 12, 2021

Many fond memories of Aunt Jean. Always laughing and joking and just a great person to talk to. I will miss all of our long conversations that we have shared over the years. She was the last of my Aunts and Uncles and will be missed.

JULIA MORRIS/DAVIS

February 11, 2021

She will always be missed. Enjoyed so many Shrine trips and shared so many laughs with her. She was a very special lady and i will never
think of her without a smile on my face.

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