Virginia Lee Matthews
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