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Ten Mile Center Baptist Church Cemetery
Saturday June 6th, 2020

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Graveside Service

Ten Mile Center Baptist Church Cemetery
Saturday June 6th, 2020

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Ricky Matthews

Ricky Wayne Matthews, 73, of St. Pauls died Monday, June 1, 2020. He was born in Cumberland County on April 14, 1947 to the late Herbert Carlyle and Bonnie Rae Thompson Matthews. He like hunting and fishing and enjoyed a good home cooked meal. In addition to his parents, Herbert and Bonnie Matthews, he was preceded in death by a brother, Herbert Rae Matthews. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Gale Cobble Matthews; children, Patrick Matthews and his wife Shana, Angela Scott and her husband Kevin and Jessica Rogers and her husband Jeremiah; grandchildren, Matthew and Regan Scott, Mya, Morgan and Nathan Rogers, and Madeline and Kathryn Matthews; sisters Vicky Boomer and Bonnie Jean Matthews. Friends may call at the home at 133 May Street, St. Pauls, NC from 6:00-8:00 pm Friday 6/5/2020. Burial will take place Saturday 6/6/2020 at 10:00 am at Ten Mile Center Baptist Church Cemetery, Lumberton, NC. Arrangements by McNeill Mackie Funeral Home of St. Pauls.

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Ricky had wry wit and dry humor- this quickly drew him into the center of things. He was a veritable encyclopedia of family lore and was able to recall names, and minute details of long-gone events. It was typical of him to have everyone collapsing in laughter at the telling of some of ancedote from his youth. His wife Gail is a mirror image of this humor - adding to the stories. Ricky had a serious side as well- he loved and protected his family. I am sure during his illness he was a bulwark of strength and comfort for the entire family. My family is happy to call this family our treasured friends.

Sandra and Charlie Whittemore Jun 5 2020 12:00 AM

My heartfelt sympathies are extended out to the family of Mr. Ricky Wayne Matthews during this most difficult time. Please accept my most sincere condolences and may God ease the pain of your loss.Sincerely

Sheriff Burnis Wilkins Jun 4 2020 12:00 AM

Gail, I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that God will wrap His arms around you and your family, durning this time.

Teresa Jones Jun 4 2020 12:00 AM

Our condolences to Gale and the whole family. Ricky was a good guy, he loved and enjoyed his grandchildren, cooking and fishing. He will be missed. RIP Ricky Johnny and Becky Morgan

Rebecca Morgan Jun 3 2020 12:00 AM

A Great person and Cousin. I will miss him. Rest in Peace my man!

Herky Matthews Jun 3 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Rickys going home. If you should need anything please dont hesitate to let us know.

Kim and Kory Jun 3 2020 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy ~Tammy & family~

~Tammy & family~ Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

From Uncle Fred, who knew Rick well and loved him alwaysFrom Rick's cousins, Dorothy, Vickie, & Leonard, who lost their brother, David, this same month last year; we share the pain and feel your loss

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

We are so sorry for your loss and you all are in our prayers. We will not be in town for the funeral, but wanted you to know we are thinking about you during this time. Love you always, Tad & KathyTad & Kathy Jacobs

Tad & Kathy Jacobs Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Jessica and family, So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.Love Johnny and Becky

Love Johnny and Becky Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

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