Nellie Virginia Mathis

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Nellie Virginia Mathis was born April 14, 1928 in Marietta, Texas to Willie  and Vera Myers. She passed away July 9, 2021 at her home in Hughes Springs. Ms. Mathis attended First Baptist Church in Hughes Springs. She was a homemaker and an excellent cook. She loved gardening and fishing. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Morris Mathis; sisters, Julie Myers and Mary Alice Davis; brother, William Myers; and great-grandson, Tyler Alexander. 

She is survived by four children, Hubert Morris Mathis, Jr. of Hughes Springs, Shirley Mathis Lowery and husband, Joe of Daingerfield. Terry Cowan and husband, Steve of Daingerfield, Jason Mathis and wife, Tammy of Ore City; twelve grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren. 

Services for Ms. Mathis will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 12, 2021 at Woodlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs. 

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  1. Morris I'm so sorry for the loss of your mother. May the good Lord be with you and your siblings.

  2. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs Mathis. My thoughts and Prayers go out to the family . My special Prayers go out to classmates Morris and Shirley. R.I.P. Mrs Mathis may God Bless You.

  3. I love you and miss you Nellie. You could always count on you for a smile and sweet words. And, I can hear you saying "I love you more!"

  4. Sorry to hear about Nellie. I sure going to miss seeing her on Facebook. She was my first cousin. My thoughts and prayers be with you'll love BernaDean Radford

  5. Shirley, Morris,Terri so sorry for the loss of your sweet Mother. You all are in my prayers🙏??

  6. Not surprising that she was a beautiful lady!!
    My thoughts and prayers are with you. I have some understanding of your loss but I also know that no one else can understand your pain.
    Love you,

  7. An always beautiful Lady in appearance and in heart. My heart goes out to Morris, Shirley, Terry, and Jason.

  8. We are saddened to hear of the passing of Mrs. Mathis! What a lady she was, in every way. She always had a smile to share when she proudly watched Morris perform his music at Don Juan's. You all have our heartfelt sympathy! With love, Betsy & Lyle

  9. Terri, I just saw the notice regarding your mother. I am so sorry as I know your mother was a living and driving force in your life. I remember you speaking so well of her. My mom died last year in July so I know the loss you feel. Take care. Miss you and think of you often.

  10. Morris, Shirley, Terry, and Jason,
    My heart broke when I read the news of Ms. Nellie's passing. Then, all of a sudden I was flooded with sweet, wonderful memories.
    She was a large part of my childhood and a wonderful woman. Also, you are right, a fantastic cook. I know she will be missed by all, but cherish the wonderful memories you have with her. Memories and time, that is what it takes.
    Love to you all,

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