November 23 1942 October 26 2019
Mary’s Obituary Mary Kathryn Spence Mathews, was born November 23, 1942 in Morrilton, AR a daughter to C.C. and Edna Jones Spence. Mary closed her eyes from this earthly body as we know it and opened them in Heaven on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at the age of 76. She was a member of the Riverview Baptist Church where she also was a nursey worker, taught Sunday School for many years, bus route director and a board member of the Riverview Christian School. Mary was an office manager for Dr. Keith Lipsmeyer for 36 years until her retirement. After the passing of her husband in 2010, she decided she would enjoy life with her grandchildren some. They taught her to dance, play games on her phone, took her riding on the motorcycles, for long walks in forest, she sat for hours in the floor playing with the great grands. The little things she didn’t have the time to enjoy while her children were growing up and she was working to help support them. But she enjoyed every last minute with these precious babies she had. Big family meals were some of her favorite times also. She loved cooking for them all. Mary is preceded in death by her parents; the love of her life: Fred Mathews, her daughter: Melissa Ann McCoy, great granddaughter: Kaylee Nicole Spivey, Sisters: Charlene Atkinson, Nelda Williams, Buck Fortson, Clara Tatum and Jimmie Sharp. Mary is survived by her children: Jerry (Donna) Spence, Tina (Terry) Lewallen, Kathy (Fred) Kordsmeier, Freddie (Cindy) Mathews and Michelle (T.J.) Fayard; Twelve Grandchildren, Fifteen Great Grandchildren and One Great Grandson, A special great granddaughter: Kaydence Drye; brother: Bill Spence and sister: Shirley Crawford, along with several nieces, nephews and other family and friends. In Mary’s last days, besides serving the Lord, her greatest joy was taking care of her grandchildren and great grandchildren until her illness made it to difficult. Visitation will be 6:00 P.M. – 8:00P.M., Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at the funeral home. Funeral Service will be 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, October 30, at Riverview Baptist Church with Bro. Mike Atkinson and Bro. Cleo Young officiating. Interment will follow in Wolfe Cemetery. Service and arrangements are by Bob Neal and Sons – Morrilton #5 Bruce St. Morrilton, AR 501-354-1638 obituary/photo/guestbook: www.bobnealandsons.com Read More
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Mary Kathryn Mathews November 23 1942 October 26 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Brinkley, state: Arkansas