MATHIS, Beatrice Hawkins, 87, of Pinellas Park, Fla., passed December 4, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, James D. Mathis; brother, Blake Hawkins; and son, Donald Mathis. She was raised in Manatee County, then moved to Tampa for the majority of her life. For her sweet humility and generosity, Bea was adored by all who knew her. Survivors include her son, James L. Mathis(Elia) of Tampa; daughters, Shirley Eikeland (Jim) of Tallahassee and Charlene Young (Dave) of Tampa; 9 grandchildren and their spouses; 23 great-grandchildren and their spouses; one great-great grandson; sisters, Ola Ryder of Pinellas Park; and Caryl Hine (Gilbert) of Texas and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will take place on Saturday, December 8, 2012, at 2pm at Boza & Roel Funeral Home, 4730 North Armenia Avenue, Tampa, FL. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service. Interment will follow at the Garden of Memories Cemetery, 4207 East Lake Avenue, Tampa, FL. Flowers are accepted or donations may be made to
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Published in TBO.com on Dec. 7, 2012