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Mr. Sylvester Mathews

DEARING, Ga. - Mr. Sylvester Mathews, 49 of Dearing, entered into rest January 13, 2010. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Saturday, January 16, 2010 at the Beggs Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ron Fearneyhough officiating. Interment followed in Westview Cemetery with full military honors. Mr. Mathews was a native of Greenwood, Mississippi but lived in Dearing since 1995. He was retired from the U.S. Army as a Sergeant First Class. Mr. Mathews was a member of Gracewood United Methodist Church, a minister and a prophet. He was a wonderful and loving husband. Mr. Mathews loved serving others and enjoyed seeing lives changed by our Lord Jesus Christ. Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Jennifer Gale Mathews; son, Derrick Randale and fiance', Natoya Stanley, Greenwood, MS; mother, Rosie Byrd, Greenwood, MS; brother, Wade Byrd, Minneapolis, MN; sisters, Linda Simmons, Minneapolis, MN, Priscilla Dixon, Covington, Rose Mary Gatlins, Greenwood, MS, Terra Smith, Memphis, TN, Sharon Cotton, Covington, Ga., Loretta McQueen, Covington, Ga. and Fannie Journey, Greenwood, MS; and two grandchildren; Vanja Stanley and Shakeria, Stanley; god sister, Gloria Boyd, Greenwood, MS. He was preceded in death by his father, Wade Byrd and his biological father, Reb Thomas. Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Web posted on Thursday, January 21, 2010

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