Henry James Matthews, Jr.

January 25, 2014

Matthews, Jr., Henry Obituary

Henry James "Pete" Matthews, Jr. was born in Pocahontas, Virginia on June 20, 1924, to the late Henry James Mathews and Rosa Lee Porter Mathews. Henry was one of 11 children, six brothers – Samuel, John, James, Granderson, Herman and Calvin; four sisters – Ethel, Evelyn, Mary and Mabel, all predeceased. 

Henry was educated in the Pocahontas Public Schools and after graduation he enlisted in the Navy. He was given an Honorable Discharge upon separation. 

Henry held several jobs in his lifetime. He worked in the coal mines in West Virginia and he worked as a carpenter, printer and as a cab driver in Washington, D.C. 

When illness befell him, he became a resident of Heartland Nursing Home. He was a humble, gentle, loving and God-fearing man, who in later years, accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. He especially enjoyed the visits from his nephew, Deacon James Mathews, who would read the Bible to him, sing Christian songs and give him communion. 
He also cherished visits from his niece, Alice Mays, who would read his mail and talk to him about family news and current events. He especially loved for her to tell him about President Obama. 

Henry leaves behind to mourn him many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews, and others he considered friends. 



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February 4, 2014
10:00 a.m.

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Horton Funeral Home

600 Kennedy Street NW
Washington, DC 20011
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February 4, 2014
11:00 a.m.

Funeral Service
Horton Funeral Home

500 Kennedy Street NW
Washington, DC 20011
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