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Elizabeth City resident
Wendell "Wendy" Mathews, 74, of Quaker Drive, Elizabeth City, left us peacefully Tuesday, July 9, 2012 at his residence.
Born in Perquimans County, he was the son of the late Wendell Hobbs and Addie Mae Mathews and was the husband of Sydney Ann Blanchard Mathews of the home.
In addition to his devoted wife he is survived by two daughters, Pamela Mathews of Winterville and Lisa M. Bamonte and husband, Scott, of Chesapeake, Va.; three sons, Randal G. Mathews and wife, Marlene, of Ocracoke, Rodney K. Mathews of Nags Head and J. Wayne Mathews and wife, Karen, of Elizabeth City; and three grandchildren, Matt Pritchard, Taylor Bamonte, and Claire Bamonte. He was preceded in death by his brother, Donald G. Mathews. The family expresses special thanks to his caregivers, Carol Williams, Louise Privott, Robin Reed, Tanya Welch, Shareka Alexander, Elaine Hills, and Albemarle Home Care & Hospice for their loving care and support to "Mr. Wendy" and his family.
A Celebration of his life will be held on Sunday, July 29, 2012 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City. The children will receive friends and family Thursday, July 12, 2012 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the home of Wayne and Karen Mathews, 100 Bayshore Drive, Elizabeth City.
Twiford Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, is assisting the Mathews family. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.twifordfh.com.
Published in The Daily Advance on July 11, 2012