Krishonda "Shonda" Mathews (1975 - 2013)

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KRISHONDA "Shonda" Lynn Mathews

MANSFIELD: Krishonda "Shonda" Lynn Mathews, 37, of Mansfield, passed away unexpectedly at MedCentral Hospital on Friday, February 22, 2013.

Krishonda was born on December 29, 1975 in Mansfield to the late Audie Mathews and Betty Ann Scott Sanderfer Mathews. She was a 1994 graduate of Mansfield Senior High School where she was the High School Tyger Mascot. Krishonda also attended Wright State and Ohio State Universities. She was employed for the past 15 years at Winchester Nursing Home. Many of her co-workers considered her a "Mother Hen" and the "go to person". Krishonda was known as "Shonda" and was a very loving and caring woman with a great fondness for children and the elderly. Shonda was a very active member of her church, Journey Life Center, where she worked in the children ministries, was a Sunday School teacher, and supervised the nursery. She was a volunteer worker for the Y-AWARE program and sunrise ministries.

She leaves to cherish her memory, a daughter, Makayla Hall of Mansfield; her "dad" and step-father, Terone Butler; three siblings, Misty (Brandon) Lindsay, Audie Williams, and Marcus Butler all of Mansfield; her maternal grandmother, Betty L. Oglesby of Mansfield; paternal grandfather, Oscar Mathews of Mansfield; special aunt, Tammy Oglesby Macklin; special uncles, Terry Hood of Mansfield and Anthony Oglesby of Cairo, Georgia; special cousin, Tashicka Carter; special friend, Steve Hall; as well as numerous other aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, relatives, cousins, and friends.

Shonda was preceded in death by her father, Audie Mathews; mother, Betty Butler; sister, Traci Lynn Mathews; paternal grandmother, Velma Mathews; maternal grandfather, Herman Sanderfer; and maternal step-grandfather, Edwin Oglesby, Jr.

Calling hours will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2013 at Werner-Gompf Funeral Services, LTD., 1106 Park Avenue East (St. Rt. 430E), Mansfield. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Journey Life Center, 2578 Springmill Road, Mansfield,with Bishop Ben Gregg officiating. Burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery.

The family will receive friends and family at Sister Misty's home at 258 Superior Street and Shonda's grandmother Betty Oglesby's home at 304 Greenlawn Avenue, Wednesday February 27, 2013 and Thursday, February 28, 2013 between 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM.

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Published in the News Journal on Feb. 27, 2013
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