Cromartie - Miller Funerals & Cremations

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Marilyn Stewart Matthews

May 16, 1933September 26, 2019

Mrs. Marilyn Stewart Matthews, age 86 of Neighbors Rd., Dunn, NC died Thursday Evening, September 26, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family. Marilyn was born on May 16, 1933 in Harnett County the daughter of the late McKinley R. Stewart and Irene McLamb Stewart and is preceded in death by Sisters, Maggie Smith, Inez Carroll and Ella Parker and Great Grandchildren, Christopher Ryals and Amelia Sealey. She was a member of Leslie Methodist Church and worked in the cafeteria at Mary Stewart School and then at Harnett Primary School before retiring. But she never really retired, she sold fresh brown eggs on the radio, she became known as the “Brown Egg Lady”. Marilyn was raised on the family farm where she was born and farming was always her family’s way of life. She with her husband and children carried on that tradition. Family was very important to her from her children down to the last Great Great Grandchild. She was calling to check on the sick in her neighborhood and always carrying food to homes during sickness. She loved her neighborhood and cared about everyone.

A funeral service will be held Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019 at 3:00 pm at Cromartie Miller Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Leon Tart, Rev. Wanda Berrier officiating. Burial will follow in Devotional Gardens.

She is survived by: Her Husband of almost 70 years, Charles C. Matthews of the home. Children: Mike Matthews & (wife) Carolyn of Dunn, NC; Deborah Beasley & (husband) Bobby of Dunn, NC; Charlette Jones & (husband) Ernie of Dunn, NC; Marchie Ken Matthews & (wife) Stephanie of Dunn, NC and Kim Dunn & (husband) Scott of Benson, NC. Grandchildren: Michael Matthews (Sherry) of Benson; Shannon Massengill (Brent), of Benson; Russell Matthews of Dunn; Charlene Tart (Ray) of Benson, Irene Stewart (Jamie) of Benson; Bobby Beasley, Jr. (Kristie) of Dunn; Ernie Jones, III, of Dunn; Lywisa Gainey (Josh) of Dunn; Ashley Sealey (Eric) of Dunn; Marchie Austin Matthews (Chezney) of Dunn; Savanna Matthews (Naylor) of Dunn; Hanna Williams (Brandon) of Benson & Sidney Dunn (Aaron) of Benson. Great Grandchildren: Lee Anna, Chloe, Calli Jon, Claire, Baleigh, Chase, Abby, Matthew, Anthony, Jeremy, Casey, Steven, Jaelyn, Greyden, Hannah, Levi, Madison, Luke, Delaney, Everley, Lofton, Caine, AnaGray, Kinlee & Walker. 6 Great Great Grandchildren Many Step-Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren Sister-in-Law: Bernice Naylor & (Grady) of Salemburg, NC

The family will receive friends Saturday Evening from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Cromartie Miller Funeral Home in Dunn and at other times at the home. The family would like to express their thanks to all the staff of Transitions Life Care for their help with Marilyn during her sickness. Memorials may be made to Leslie United Methodist Church, 277 Stewart Rd., Dunn, NC 28334

A Service of Cromartie Miller Funeral Home of Dunn NC


  • McKinley R. Stewart, Father (deceased)
  • Irene McLamb Stewart, Mother (deceased)
  • Charles C. Matthews, Husband
  • Mike Matthews and wife Carolyn, Son
  • Deborah Beasley and husband Bobby, Daughter
  • Charlette Jones and husband Ernie, Daughter
  • Marchie Ken Matthews and wife Stephanie, Son
  • Kim Dunn and husband Scott, Daughter
  • Michael Matthews and wife Sherry, Grandson
  • Shannon Massengill and husband Brent, Granddaughter
  • Russell Matthews, Grandson
  • Charlene Tart and husband Ray, Granddaughter
  • Irene Stewart and husband Jamie, Granddaughter
  • Bobby Beasley, Jr. and wife Kristie, Grandson
  • Ernie Jones, III, Grandson
  • Lywisa Gainey and husband Josh, Granddaughter
  • Ashley Sealey and husband Eric, Granddaughter
  • Marchie Austin Matthews and wife Chezney, Grandson
  • Savanna Matthews and husband Naylor, Granddaughter
  • Hanna Williams and husband Brandon, Granddaughter
  • Sidney Dunn and husband Aaron, Granddaughter
  • Lee Anna, Chloe, Calli Jon, Claire, Baleigh, Chase, Abby, Matthew, Anthony, Jeremy, Great Grandchildren
  • Casey, Steven, Jaelyn, Greyden, Hannah, Levi, Madison, Luke, Delaney, Everley, Lofton, Great Grandchildren
  • Caine, AnaGray, Kinlee & Walker., Great Grandchildren
  • Christopher Ryals, Great Grandchild (deceased)
  • Amelia Sealey, Great Grandchild (deceased)
  • Maggie Smith, Sister (deceased)
  • Inez Carroll, Sister
  • Ella Parker, Sister (deceased)
  • Bernice Naylor and husband Grady, Sister-in-law
  • 6 Great Great Grandchildren
    Many Step-Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren

  • Ronnie Parker
  • Donnie Parker
  • Ricky Naylor
  • Jeff McCullen
  • McKinley Carroll
  • Mack McLamb

  • Leslie United Methodist Church


  • Receiving Of Friends Saturday, September 28, 2019
  • Funeral Service Sunday, September 29, 2019


Marilyn Stewart Matthews

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Steven & Lori Moore

October 7, 2019

Praying for the Matthews family.

Joan Bacon

September 29, 2019

Dear family, I am heartbroken that I am just now finding this out! If I had been on Facebook earlier I would have known and definitely would have attended the service! I loved barning tobacco with the family! Love you all!❤️ Joan Parker Bacon

Elisa Ammons

September 28, 2019

Y'all are in my prayers, I know she is going to be missed. Love y'all!


September 28, 2019

We're so sorry to hear of your loss, Kim and family. Prayers for peace and comfort for your family!