October 6, 1957 – August 25, 2021
Lynda Matthews-Gordon passed away on Wednesday August 25, 2021 with her husband caring for her by her bedside. Born October 6, 1957, Lynda grew up and spent most of her 63 years in the Washington, D.C. area surrounded by a large extended family and numerous friends. Lynda is survived by her mother Phyllis Matthews, her husband of 36 years Allan Gordon, her twin boys Brian and Brandon Gordon, her granddaughter Riley Gordon, her siblings Lenaldo (Lee) Matthews, Larryl Matthews, Lowell Matthews, Kara Matthews-Bland, and numerous extended family members that supported and loved her unconditionally including Michelle Matthews, Cynthia Matthews, Rasheena Gordon, and Patricia Gordon. Daughter of Philip and Phyllis Matthews, Lynda attended St. Anthony Catholic High School in Washington, DC where she would go on to attend Howard University to earn a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Human Ecology, studying Fashion Design, a passion that would follow her through the rest of her life. A graduate of the class of ‘79, Lynda worked as a tailor before beginning her career as a phone operator with AT&T where she cultivated an impressive 32 years of service, rising to Manager in her department and retiring with honors. In retirement, she devoted her time to her passion of sewing, traveling with her husband, spending time with her family, and enjoyed her years as a grandmother. Lynda was known as a caring person, someone who constantly went out of her way to help others. A practiced Catholic, she embodied those values in her daily life, constantly praying for her family and friends, and participating as an active member in her church and community. Always the first on the dance floor, Lynda was a ray of light and infectious energy when her favorite songs came on. Her smile would light up the room and for those who were lucky to hear her sing, knew she was a rare talent. Though gone too soon, Lynda lived a full and joyful life. She will be forever loved and missed by those who carry her memory. J.B. Jenkins Funeral Home, will be accepting flowers on behalf of the family. Their contact information is included below. Address: J.B. Jenkins Funeral Home c/o Gordon Family 7474 Landover Rd. Landover MD. 20785, Telephone: 301-322-2300 https://www.jbjenkinsfuneralhome.com/ The family invites all who wish to say their final goodbye to attend the Funeral Mass, Friday, September 10th, 9:00AM at St. Anthony of Padua in Washington DC with burial at Resurrection Cemetery, at 8000 Woodyard Road, Clinton, MD 20735 and Repast to follow. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.craigflaglerpalms.com for the Matthews-Gordon family.See more See Less
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