Vir­ginia Lee Matthews

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— Long­time

CAM­BRIDGE Cam­bridge res­i­dent, Vir­ginia Lee Matthews, “Gin­nie” to her fam­ily and friends, passed away at Bayleigh Chase in Eas­ton, MD, peace­fully on Jan. 8, 2017. She was 94.

Gin­nie was born on Nov. 10, 1922. She was the daugh­ter of the late Joseph Ster­ling Han­d­ley and Mary Lewis Han­d­ley. She was pre­ceded in death by a brother; her beloved hus­band, Sewell Ross Matthews; and in­fant great-grand­daugh­ter, Isabella Matthews.

She is sur­vived by her daugh­ter, Mary Jo Ger­man of North Palm Beach, FL; sons: Sewell Ross Matthews Jr. (Su­san) of Cam­bridge; Terry Lewis Matthews (Jane) of Lutherville, MD; grand­son Joshua; two grand­chil­dren: Ja­son Matthews (Karla) and Caroline Matthews Hud­son (John); four great grand­chil­dren: Mia and Leo Matthews and Blair and Ken­dall Hud­son. Also, fam­ily mem­bers Kenny Kreiser (An­gela) and great grand­chil­dren are El­lie, Lola and Ruby.

Gin­nie was the ma­tri­arch of her fam­ily that she loved dearly. She was raised on Pi­o­neer Point Farm and grad­u­ated from the Cen­tre­ville (MD) High School and then at­tended Mary Wash­ing­ton Col­lege. Also at­tended the Uni­ver­sity of Mary­land. For a num­ber of years, she worked for Dr. Wal­ter Gunby in Cam­bridge.

She be­came a LPN, grad­u­at­ing the high­est in her class from Cam­bridge Hos­pi­tal. She later worked and re­tired from the Eastern Shore Hos­pi­tal Cen­ter in Cam­bridge. She also worked in her hus­band’s real es­tate bro­ker­age busi­ness. Af­ter re­tire­ment, she tu­tored adults to read. More than any­thing, she loved and en­joyed all fam­ily ac­tiv­i­ties. Her other in­ter­ests were sewing, sail­ing at the Cam­bridge Yacht Club, golf­ing at the Cam­bridge Coun­try Club and play­ing bridge in var­i­ous bridge groups.

She also en­joyed be­ing in Florida dur­ing the win­ter months and play­ing golf. She will be dearly missed by fam­ily and her many friends in­clud­ing Bev­erly Mul­likin a lov­ing and faith­ful friend, Sharon Wongus, a loyal friend of over 40 years, and spe­cial neigh­bors — Dean Flow­ers, Jane Flow­ers and Ann Brad­ford.

Gin­nie was a long time parish­ioner of Zion United Methodist Church in Cam­bridge hav­ing been mar­ried there on Dec. 6, 1947.

A me­mo­rial ser­vice will be held on Satur­day, Jan. 14, 11 a.m. at Thomas Fu­neral Home, P.A., in Cam­bridge, with Rev. Wil­liam Davis of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment will be pri­vate at the Mary­land Eastern Shore Vet­er­ans Ceme­tery. Fam­ily will re­ceive friends one hour prior to the ser­vice.

Do­na­tions may be made to a char­ity of your choice. many years.

Bon­nie is sur­vived by her mother, Joan Sell­ers of Ch­ester, MD; and her sis­ter, Joann Whitby of Cen­tre­ville, MD. She was pre­ceded in death by her brother, John Michael Sell­ers (2014).

A fu­neral ser­vice will be at 11 a.m. on Satur­day, Jan. 7, at Fel­lows, Helfen­bein & New­nam Fu­neral Home in Ch­ester, MD, with a vis­i­ta­tion one hour be­fore.

In lieu of flow­ers, the fam­ily re­quests that con­tri­bu­tions be made to Com­pass Re­gional Hos­pice, 255 Comet Dr., Cen­tre­ville, MD 21617.

For on­line tributes, please visit www.fh­n­fu­ner­al­home. com.

VIR­GINIA LEE MATTHEWS

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