Rebecca M. Mathews

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  • "Amen...A truly Godly woman. Proverbs 31:26"
    - John Holland
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Rebecca M. Mathews, was born in Lineville, Alabama, on June 13, 1939, and brightened the world of everyone who ever met her. She became a resident of heaven on September 23, 2016. If you knew Rebecca, you would know how much she cherished every moment of her life. She loved humor. She loved generosity. She loved electronics but never could work them properly. She travelled the world. She was a true friend. She was a Gator fan. No one has ever loved their children and grandchildren more than she did her own. She was a devoted, loving and caring wife to her husband, DeWitt, for 61 years. She loved shopping, yellow roses, white poodles, high-heeled shoes, expensive jewelry, beautiful dresses, big hats, designer purses, potato chips, anything sweet, mountain views, long cruises, warm hugs, tender words, honesty, worshipping Jesus and studying God's Word. Rebecca is survived by her husband, DeWitt. He loved her like every woman wishes their husband would love them. Rebecca had 3 children: her favorite child Tad (wife Ruth), her only daughter Toni (husband Don) and she is now loving on her son Tyler (wife Lisa) after a long 10-year separation. She also now embraces the child whom she miscarried 50 years ago. Rebecca is survived by 10 grandchildren: Sunshine, Lawrence, Matt (wife Megan), Teresa, Micah (wife Stephanie), Matthew (wife Nicole), Ty (wife Allison), Sammie, Noah and Eli. She now spends time with grandson, Luke, who departed this world too soon. Rebecca is also survived by 7 great grandchildren: Lee, Mattison, Maddox, Easton, Maybrie, Everlee and Silas. She now holds great grandson Titus who was awaiting her arrival. Rebecca was the consummate Pastor's wife for most of her adult life. She loved to teach, pray and lead people to a saving knowledge of Jesus. She was intelligent, engaging, well spoken and kind-hearted. Rebecca was involved in many life missions that drew her best efforts and complete devotion. She made it her mission to be a blessing to others. She was a lover of people. She made it her mission to honor God in all she did. Her life was completely committed to Jesus and His church. Many people talk about their relationship with Jesus, she chose to boldly live it. Rebecca's central mission was without question, her family. She loved them deeply, supported them fiercely and always gave of herself to them generously. Rebecca has now embarked on a brand new mission. Rebecca is gladly in a place that she has looked forward to living in and exploring her whole life. It's a place where there is no sorrow, pain or death. She is now enjoying a reunion with many family members and friends. Rebecca is with Jesus. Who could ask for more? A public viewing will be held on Thursday, September 29th, at 10:00 AM, followed by a Memorial Service, at 11:00 AM, at Church On The Rock, in Palmetto. Condolences for the family may be given at

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Griffith Cline Funeral Home
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Bradenton, FL 34205
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Published in The Bradenton Herald on Sept. 28, 2016