April 9, 1932 – October 11, 2020
Virginia Matthews-Powell, 88, of Oak Island, N.C., formerly of Mt. Holly, N.J. passed away on Sunday, October 11, 2020 surrounded by her family.
Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, Margaret and Samuel Pullen; husbands, Harold W. Matthews, Sr. and Louis E. "Ed" Powell; four sisters and two brothers.
She is survived by three sons, Harold W. Matthews, Jr. and wife, Patricia of Mt. Holly, N.J., Samuel J. Matthews and wife, Judy of Southampton, N.J., and Bruce E. Matthews of Southport, N.C.; daughter, Linda B. Barton of Savannah, Ga.; brother, John (Barbara) Pullen of Oak Island, N.C.; 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; special friends from Oak Island, N.C. and New Jersey; her Bingo buddies and her precious Yorkie, Buddy.
Virginia was a retired A.T.&T. operator and enjoyed playing bingo with her friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lower Cape Fear LifeCare 955 Mercy Ln. Bolivia, N.C. 28422 or to the Oak Island Presbyterian Church 1503 E. Oak Island Dr. Oak Island, N.C. 28465.
A Celebration of Life service for Virginia will take place on Friday, October 16th, at 11:00 a.m. at the Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral Home Chapel.
A service will be held in Mt. Holly, N.J. at a later date.
Online condolences may be made at www.peacocknewnamwhite.com.
Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service 1411 N. Howe St. Southport, N.C. 28461.
Celebration of Life
Friday, October 16, 2020
October 16, 2020
Martha's Circle at Oak Island Evangelical Presbyterian Church and myself wish to send our condolences to your family in memory of Mrs. Virginia Powell.
Martha's Circle is the Women's group in our Church.
I remember Miss Virginia sitting in the pew in front of me for many years. I looked forward to greeting her every Sunday. She was always so very pretty and kind.
I am sure she leaves many fond memories of the love she shared with all of your family.
Our prayers are with all of you.
Love in Christ,
Linda Dorman and Martha's Circle OIEPC