OBITUARY

Victoria Lynn Mathis

September 5, 1992January 10, 2021

Victoria Lynn Mathis, age 28, of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away on Sunday, January 10, 2021. Victorial was born September 5, 1992.

Service for Victoria will be held, 12:00 pm, Thursday, January 21, 2021, Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 1301 N Goodlet Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana, with visitation held from 10:00 am until time of service at 12:00 pm, all taken place at the Church.

Interment will follow at Crown Hill Cemetery, 700 38th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.williamsandbluitt.com for the Mathis family.

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  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, January 21, 2021

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Suzanne Crowley

January 21, 2021

Victoria.
A wonderful spirit, a beautiful soul, a warm heart, a gentle young girl who blossomed into a gentle young woman. I knew you when, in the time of your youth, you warmed my heart with your infectious smile and made me proud with your "Gift of Gab." I looked forward to our discussions of the problems of the world and the solutions you offered to solve them. You were my favorite student who gave thought to her answers after listening, then thinking. You belonged to that "Special Club," the one where the thinkers of the world meet to connect with each other, identify problems, assess the gravity, predict the outcomes if left unattended, and propose interventions. We met in the classroom, your social studies classroom, where your peers dreaded the occasions. You, on the other hand, welcomed the meetings and led your class with each encounter. What I found refreshing, was that this young Middle School girl engaged in the "dreaded social studies" with interest and vigor, while her peers bowed out day after day. You showed promise and went on to share it with others as you shined. Though we miss you now, we know in our hearts that your new journey is one we all will make. We rejoice in knowing that it is not an end but a beginning. See you next lifetime.
Mrs. Crowley, Your Social Studies Teacher
Cold Springs Environmental Magnet

Aschia Florvilus

January 21, 2021

I always loved running into Victoria on campus and out in the world. Even if I was already having a good day a simple conversation with her would make it even better.
Her infectious loving spirit and passion is something I am so grateful to have encountered.
She always gave out of a sense of abundance and is one of the reasons I strive to do the same.
She always had an encouraging word locked and loaded. She would make everyone feel special, loved, and appreciated.

Thank you Dr. Victoria Mathis

Sean Finnegan

January 21, 2021

Dear Victoria,

It is with a heavy heart that I write this letter to you. Every couple of weeks, over the last year and half, you stopped by my office and said, "Dr. Finnegan, I have questions." What you didn't know is that your questions made me think, they have made me be a better teacher, and reminded me that I will always be a student. Thank you for being my teacher. I will miss our conversations. Thank you for allowing me to be part of your journey.

Liz Gardner

January 20, 2021

Dearest Family,

God is with you today and always. The joy that your beloved daughter gave you will be with you forever. Joy, with God’s grace, will come in the morning.

In sympathy ,

Liz Gardner

Doris Brummer

January 20, 2021

I will always remember her smile and the light in her eyes.

Pat Gardner-Barker

January 20, 2021

There are no words to express our sincerest condolences. We are here praying for God’s comfort, strength, unfailing love and peace that surpasses any human understanding. May the sweet memories you hold so, so close in your heart and mind since Victoria was being formed in the womb(Psalm 139) bring some comfort each day.
We love you our dear cousins,
Michael, Pat (Gardner) and May Barker

The Compassionate Friends Friends

January 16, 2021

Dear Family:
We, the families of The Compassionate Friends, send you our heartfelt condolences on Victoria’s passing.
The Compassionate Friends is an international grief support group for parents, grandparents and siblings who have suffered the heartbreaking loss of a child. Our only mission is to provide comfort, hope and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or daughter, brother or sister, or grandchild, and to help others better assist the grieving family.
We meet monthly on the first Tuesday at the First Baptist Church, 99 W. Main St, Greenwood, IN 46142 and on the third Thursday at the Epworth United Methodist, 6450 Allisonville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46220.
If and when you are ready to do so, please join us for either, or both, meetings.
We Need Not Walk Alone. We are The Compassionate Friends.

The Compassionate Friends
Central Indiana Chapter
(317) 250-0351 (Jodie)
www.tcfcentralindiana.org
www.compassionatefriends.org>

Suzette Polson

January 16, 2021

Hello loved ones of Victoria.
I was so shocked an saddened to hear of Victoria's sudden passing. She was a joy to have in class: so intelligent, witty, and so friendly with everyone. I was so proud of how much she grew as a person as KSU, leaving us to study to become a doctor!!
I shared this information with my fellow faculty members when I found out from Mr. Harris at Life University. They are equally shocked and shared warm memories of Victoria.
I was so impressed by Victoria's rock-solid faith. She will continue to be an inspiration by the example she set for others.
May God's peace be with you through this enormously challenging time.
Suzette Polson (Victoria knew me as "Dr. P")
P.S. I'm including a picture of when she was in my Organic Chemistry class. So heart-warming to see the rapport they formed with each other. They were in this journey together!

Ayanna Smith

January 15, 2021

Vickie and I sang in the choir together, she was the captain of the step team I joined, and she was one of the managers of the volleyball team I was on, so needless to say, we saw a lot of each other during our high school days. We would always joke around, but make no mistake, when it was time to take care of business, Vickie didn’t play. One day during step practice, we were going through a step, but our arms kept looking sloppy, so Vickie made us stand with our arms straight while she talked to us about the importance of why our arms needed to be straight for 5 minutes. Now, you may think 5 minutes is not a long time, but it felt like my arms were going to give out any second, but I never gave up. I am so grateful to have known her and it is a honor that I was able to call her my friend. She will truly be missed.

Taisha Baptiste

January 15, 2021

My Love! You are the perfect example of boldness and God’s heart! I will miss spending time with you, you’re still a cool kid in my eyes although you would disagree lol I love you!! Thanks for the many outdoor adventures!! I was always proud to be your friend & of you 💜

FROM THE FAMILY