Rosa Lee Matthews, age 83, a native of Greensburg, LA, and a
resident of New Orleans, LA for over 60 years, passed away on Friday, July 10, 2015, at
Ochsner Medical Center West Bank in Gretna, LA. She attended St. Helena Parish
schools and Dillard University's School of Nursing.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Weldon Matthews; mother,
Janie Lewis Dixon Tinsley; father, Monroe Dixon; step father, Lige Tinsley; son, Jerald
Matthews, and sister, Mayola LeMelle.
She is survived by her sons, James Monroe (Pauline) Matthews, Sr. and Jerome
Weldon (Kashmia) Matthews, Sr. both of Gretna, LA, and Jeffrey Brian (LaSherril)
Matthews of Chattanooga TN; grandchildren, Jenic (Libni) Gentles of Little Rock, AR,
Javonne Matthews, Marrero, LA, Jerome (Erica) Matthews Jr., James (Shaina) Matthews,
Jr., and Jennifer Matthews of Harvey, LA., Jadyn Matthews of Chattanooga, TN, and
Kacey Winston of Columbus, GA; great grandchildren, Jerome Matthews, III and Jayla
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 18, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. at Union
Bethel AME Church, 2321 Thalia Street, New Orleans, LA 70113, where Reverend Keith
J. Sanders is the pastor. The Viewing will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. at
Union Bethel AME. Interment services will be held at MJR Friendly Service Funeral
Home, 87 Paddio Johnson Lane, Greensburg, LA 70441, (225) 222-4479, which has also
been entrusted with Ms. Matthews' final arrangements. The Committal will follow at the
Turner Chapel AME Cemetery, 874 Turner Chapel Rd., Greensburg, LA 70441. Flowers
can be sent to MJR Friendly Service Funeral Home, 7803 Florida Blvd, Denham Springs,
LA 70726, (225) 222-4479.