Rev. Gerald B. Matthews
Matthews, Rev. Gerald Byron
On July 19th, 2016 with family members gathered by his side at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital, Rev. Gerald Matthews was received up into the presence of his Savior. Born on September 2nd, 1932 at Matthews Settlement, NB. He was the son of the late Cecil and Josephine (Dunnett) Matthews and the husband of the late Lucille (Hopper) Matthews.
Rev. Matthews shared a life full of love and service to his Lord. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend to all who had the pleasure of meeting him, his ready smile and grace made you want to stop and chat awhile with him. Rev. Matthews was very compassionate about teaching and spreading the word of God in his everyday life, as well as in the churches he served in Cherryfield, Bradford Maine, Jay, Maine, Plaster Rock, Rusagonis, Nasonworth, Geary and Hillsborough. Well done thou good and faithful servant.
Survived by his sons, Pastor Larry Matthews (Cheryl) of New Maryland and Rev. Andrew Matthews (Sue) of Parksley, Virginia; five grandchildren, Josiah, Jared, Seth, Katie and Amy; three great granddaughters, Hannah, Emily and Lucy; his siblings, Wilbur (Leona) of Matthews Settlement and John Matthews of Matthews Settlement.
He was predeceased by his parents; wife, Lucille; one sister, Nita; sister in law, Carolyn.
Visitation will be held at Faith Baptist Church New Maryland on Friday, July 22nd, 2016 from 2-4 & 7-9. The Funeral Service will be held at Faith Baptist Church on Saturday, July 23rd, at 11:00 AM. Pastor John Wieler will officiate with Rev. Al Fewkes assisting. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. For those who wish, memorial tributes may be made to Gideon Bibles.