Alberta Lucille Matthews
October 1, 1935 – February 16, 2021
Alberta Lucille Matthews called "Berta" by her family and "'Bert" by her husband was 85 years old, born Oct 1, 1935 in New York City to Alfred and Lucille Bryan.
Alberta passed away peacefully at home with her husband by her side on Feb 16,2021. Alberta and Eljay met in 1969 and started a life together in 1970 that lasted 50 years. They had a blended family of 4 children, Linda, Lynette, Deborah and Sean. Alberta graduated from Julia Richman high school in New York City and shortly thereafter wert to work as a civilian in the New York City Police Dept. She transferred to the NYC Dept of Human Resources-Social Service Division. Alberta was promoted many times and became the Administrative Assistant to the Director of the Manhattan-Brooklyn Social Services Division. While still working, Alberta achieved an Associate Degree from City University-Medgar Evans College and proceeded to get a Bachelor's Degree in 1989 from City University of NY, and finally a Master's Degree from Brooklyn College-City University of NY in 1993. Alberta retired in 1994 after 25 years of service with Human Resources. Eljay retired in 1995 and they chose Las Vegas as their home. It was in Las Vegas that Alberta found an extension of her proudest time of her life from being a mother and grandmother by becoming a teacher in the Clark County school system teaching Kindergarten through 3rd grade. She could never get enough of being with children, as a mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Her other passion was the church and her love for Jesus Christ. She found that Word of Life Christian Church satisfied all her spiritual needs. Pastors David and Vicki Shearin and members welcomed her with open arms and warm hearts. She became an active member of the church greeters Ambassador ministry and the Ladies Lifestyle ministry and remained a dedicated church member for the next 20 years. Alberta leaves to mourn: Husband Eljay, 2 daughters, Linda Green (Marvin), Deborah (William), son Sean Matthews. Grand children-Darnell, LaSean, Michelle, Jade, Michael, Alicia and Thai. Great grands- Jada, Neveah, Genesis, Gennis, Jason, Naomi, Landon, Tonya, Anthony and Neko. Siblings -Sisters Bernice Bryan, Alice Thiam. God daughters- Tarshia Stanley and Cecelia Sapp. Las Vegas family- Nephew/Niece : Ed (Skip) and Sandi Johnson. Also a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Preceding Alberta in death: Daughter Lynette Jackson, Sister Elizabeth Joyner, 2 Brothers: Albert Bryan and Stanley Bryan.
Our thanks to all of you who were blessed to have Alberta touch your lives. GOD BLESS
A visitation for Alberta will be held Tuesday, March 2, 2021 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Palm Cheyenne Mortuary, 7400 West Cheyenne Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89129. A funeral service will occur Wednesday, March 3, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Word of Life Christian Center, 3520 N Buffalo Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89129.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.palmcheyenne.com for the Matthews family.
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Alberta Lucille Matthews
March 2, 2021
For I do not know how many years, Alberta, Akilah, Carolyn, Dee and I volunteered our time to minister to and love on the babies every 3rd Sunday in the nursey during the 8 a.m. service. That was our time together where we laughed until we cried and just enjoyed one another's company. Alberta always made it into the nursery first and greeted us all with a big smile and a bigger hug. This was before COVID. How do you say good-bye to someone that you loved and respected so dearly?
Alberta, I will miss our long conversations, your wisdom, your genuine outlook on life, your smile, and your sage advise. Although you will be sorely missed, I rejoice that you are now resting in the loving arms of our Heavenly Father. I found peace in the next to the last text that you sent me. It said "Doing just fine. I feel good now that I am home." You ARE home now and you ARE just fine.
February 19, 2021
Dear Sis I remember your mom as a kind hearted women.I believe your family lived on the 2nd floor of 45 Rutgers st and my family lived on the 6th fl. Your mom and the many other moms in the building and neighborhood was the village that help raised the kids in the neighborhood. I’m saddened and heartbroken to learn of her passing she will be missed . my condolences and prayers to you and family. Mrs Alberta Lucille Matthews Rest In Heavenly Peace In The Kingdom Of The LORD 🙏🏿🧚🏿♂️