Mark Douglas Matthews

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Matthews Mark Douglas Matthews, age 60. Sunrise May 30, 1953 in Ft. Sill, OK. Sunset May 18, 2014 in Delaware, OH. Mark received his Bachelor's in History at Brown University and Master's in Information Technology at Carnegie Mellon. He was an active member at Zion AME Church, the local NAACP, and The Orange Disease Initiative Blue Disease Initiative Prison Ministry. Mark enriched the lives of his family and friends. He was also a wealth of knowledge to all who knew him. Left to cherish his memory is his devoted wife, Alva E. Matthews; parents, Robert L. Matthews I, Phd, and Ardelle Matthews; sons, Robert, Marcus, and son-in-law Dorian Davis; daughters, Monic Davis, Anasa and Makeda Matthews; granddaughter, Ava Matthews; brothers, Brian and Scott Matthews; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 29, 2014 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, Chapel of Peace, 2500 Cleveland Ave., Columbus, OH. Home Going Service: 12Noon, Friday, May 30, 2014 at Zion AME Church 140 S. Washington St., Delaware, OH. Interment at Kingwood Memorial Park, 8230 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center, OH. To order flowers and offer condolences to the Matthews Family, visit

Funeral Home
Marlan J. Gary Funeral Home
2500 Cleveland Ave. Columbus, OH 43211
Funeral Home Details
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on May 27, 2014