Mary Williamson Mathias
September 21, 1938 – June 21, 2020
Mary Williamson Mathias, age 81, passed away June 21, 2020 at Memorial Regional Medical Center. She is survived by her sister, Gene Bricker of Richmond, Va. and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and great-great-nieces and nephews. The love of her life and husband, Donald Mathias passed away in 2001. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Frederick and Mary Thurston Williamson; and her siblings, Dorothy, Alice, Virginia, Lil, Fred, Carl, John, Harry, Charles and Richard. Mary lived in Richmond, Va. for more than 60 years after being born on a farm in Goochland County near Pea Ridge. She retired from the MCV Dental School after a career of 30 years. She enjoyed gardening, dancing, cooking and baking. She won a number of ribbons at the Virginia State Fair for her cakes, including her famous coconut cake. She had a wonderful smile and was always fun to be around. Her favorite saying was, “Just do the best you can.” Don and Mary Mathias were members of St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Richmond. A graveside service will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday at Greenwood Memorial Gardens, 12609 Patterson Avenue. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Catholic Church, 909 Rennie Avenue, Richmond, Va. 23227.
St. Paul's Catholic Church
909 Rennie Avenue, Richmond, Virginia 23227
Saturday, June 27, 2020