OBITUARY

Mary Ann Mathews

August 27, 1925January 6, 2019
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Mary Ann Mathews went to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 6, 2019. Born Mary Ann Kelly, August 27, 1925 in Indianapolis, Indiana, she later moved to Tampa and attended Wilson Junior High and H.B. Plant High School and graduated with her RN from The Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in Indianapolis in 1947. She worked for Dr. Meadows and Dr. Myers for most of her career and later in retirement was a Red Cross Volunteer at Memorial. Mary Ann married Benjamin Earl Mathews, Jr in 1948. Her most cherished role was that of matriarch to her large and loving family. She enjoyed working with teenagers at church and was an avid sports fan, cheering on her favorite teams, with Notre Dame being #1 in her rankings. She also had great affection for dogs of all sizes. She joined her beloved husband of sixty-three years Earl Mathews in heaven and she is survived by her five children: Marjorie (Perry) Hodges, Mary Ellen (Keith) Garner, Jim (Marysue) Mathews, Walton Mathews and Shane (Eileen) Mathews. Her grandchildren: Trey (Stephanie) Hodges Mathew (Erin) Hodges, Elizabeth (Kyle) Baldwin, Benjamin (Dalyn) Mathews, Jeremiah (Beth) Mathews, Jordan Mathews, Samantha Mathews, Zane Garner, Conor Mathews and great-grandchildren: Rex & Elizabeth Hodges, Lilly & Ellie Baldwin, Ayden & Camryn Mathews, and Sydney & Shelby Hodges. Visitation with the family will be held from 6-8 pm, Friday, January 11th at Blount and Curry (605 S. MacDill Ave). Funeral services will be held at 11am, Saturday, January 12th, at Bayshore Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Bayshore Baptist Church and Doctors Without Borders.

  • FAMILY

  • She joined her beloved husband of sixty-three years Earl
    Mathews in heaven and she is survived by her five children: Marjorie (Perry) Hodges, Mary Ellen (Keith) Garner, Jim (Marysue) Mathews, Walton Mathews and Shane (Eileen) Mathews.Her grandchildren: Trey (Stephanie) Hodges Mathew (Erin) Hodges, Elizabeth (Kyle) Baldwin, Benjamin (Dalyn) Mathews, Jeremiah (Beth) Mathews, Jordan Mathews, Samantha Mathews,
    Zane Garner, Conor Mathews and great-grandchildren: Rex & Elizabeth Hodges, Lilly & Ellie Baldwin, Ayden & Camryn Mathews, and Sydney & Shelby Hodges.
  • DONATIONS

  • Doctors Without Borders
  • Bayshore Baptist Church

Services

  • Visitation Friday, January 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 12, 2019
REMEMBERING

Mary Ann Mathews

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Carol DeLozier OConnell

January 8, 2019

Many wonderful memories of Mary Ann at Bayshore. Both Earl and Mary Ann were so loved by my parents, Gladys and Lewis O DeLozier. They taught SS together and served faithfully at Bayshore for many years. I am so sorry for your loss, but we have hope because we know, “absent from the body, is present with the Lord”. Until we meet again. God give you peace and comfort in your grief.

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