Christine H. Matheson9:25 am | February 19, 2013
Proverbs 31:10: “Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies.”
Christine Hughes Matheson, 84, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, February 17, 2013. Born in Johnson City, Tenn., she had resided in Elizabethton most of her life.
Christine was a 1946 graduate of Elizabethton High School and had formerly worked for East Tennessee Undergarment and North Electric.
Christine was a faithful member of Valley Forge Christian Church having occasionally taught Sunday School. She was a wonderful loving mother, wife, grandmother and friend, and will be sadly missed by all those whose life she touched.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Matheson; parents, Toye Hughes and Blanche Proveaux Hughes; daughter, Katie Humphrey Barr; grandson, Michael Fleenor; sister, Irene Parker; and brother, Oscar Hughes.
Christine is survived by her two daughters, Gail Fleenor and husband Gene and Angie Finney and husband Jerome of Elizabethton; a son, Mel Matheson and wife Kaye of Kingsport; grandchildren, Jennifer Woodby, Tyler Humphrey, Rachael Finney, David Finney, Bryan Carroll and wife Courtney and Amanda Carroll Depew and husband Grant; great-grandchildren, Seth and Abbie Fleenor, Hannah Woodby, Kyrin Maxwell, Blaklee and Keeton Carroll and Hannah and Huntley Depew; a great-great-granddaughter, Aerryan Fleenor; three brothers, Johnny Hughes and wife Betty, Jack Hughes and wife Judy and Lester Hughes and wife Jo Ruth; two sisters, Shirley Fair and Patsy Frazier and companion Harold Oaks; along with several nieces and nephews. The family would also like to thank the staff at Hillview Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center and Amedysis Hospice for their wonderful care.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 20, at Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, or anytime at the home of Mrs. Matheson. The funeral service will follow in the funeral home chapel at 7 p.m. with the Rev. David Siebenaler and the Rev. Gene Fleenor officiating. Music will be provided by her loving son, Mel Matheson. Entombment services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 21, in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:20 a.m. Thursday, will be Tyler Humphrey, Seth Fleenor, David Finney, Byran Carroll, Grant Depew, Tyler Trussler and Jerome Finney. Honorary pallbearers will be her church family and nephews. The family would like to express a special “Thank You” for the excellent care received from Hillview Health Center and Amedisys Hospice. Friends may also visit with the family at her residence. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 10:20 a.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the Matheson family may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.