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Rosalie A. Matthew

September 21, 1939 May 13, 2017
Rosalie A. Matthew
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Mrs. Rosalie Audrey (SARAH) Matthew, 77, was born on September 21, 1939 in the beautiful island of St. Kitts, West Indies. On May 13, 2017 Mrs. Rosalie Matthew made the journey home to take her seat with the Lord. Mrs. Rosalie Matthew made St. Thomas U.S.V. I. her new home at a very young age.in the 1960s. She worked various jobs as a homemaker while gaining her U.S. Citizenship.

Mrs. Rosalie Matthew married her husband, William Matthew, on March 31, 1966. She and her husband were the sole proprietors of Matthew's Mobile Restaurant founded in 1979 at 101 Lindberg Bay, Airport road. Here they successfully operated their business together for over 20 years. The bright colored yellow van, Matthew's Mobile, became a landmark attraction as the Cyril E. King Airport and surrounding areas were being expanded and developed during the 80s and 90s. Their restaurant provided many years of excellent service and numerous wonderful dishes of local foods with their specialty being the Beef Pate'. Her food travelled the world as tourists to the island would pack up numerous pates in brown paper bags before leaving for destinations unknown, only to return and do the same again.

Mrs. Rosalie Matthew was an active member of the Ebenezer Memorial Baptist Church and a Womens Missionary Union (WMU) member. She would spend one term as the Ebenezer WMU president during her time there. With her involvement in her church and the WMU she supported many community activities and events as she completed her work for the Lord. She touched the lives of many as the Church grew and performed outreach in the community. Here she became grounded in her faith and love for the lord and the opportunity to make an impact.

Mrs. Rosalie Matthew was a devoted Christian, Wife, Mother, Aunt, and Friend. She enjoyed playing her piano and would practice her favorite gospel songs at every opportunity. She loved her family dearly and would do her part to push everyone in her family to be close and to love the lord. She instructed them to aspire to do more with their lives and play an active role in improving their situations.

Mrs. Rosalie Matthew enjoyed travel and would sit at the airport while she waited and would admire the many different characteristics about everyone that made them unique. She traveled between St. Thomas and back and forth to Puerto Rico, where her daughter resided, and Atlanta, where her sons lived. Mrs. Rosalie Matthew would move to Atlanta in January of 2016 after an extended stay in Puerto Rico. In Atlanta, Mrs. Rosalie Matthew would finally get her chance to vote in her first Presidential Election and on Tuesday November 7, 2017 she casted her ballot for the candidate of her choosing. This was an honor she did not take lightly as she recognized the importance of this opportunity and made her vote count by exercising her rights as a U.S citizen.

Mrs. Rosalie Matthew is survived by her husband, William Matthew, her sons, Tash Matthew and Shem Matthew, her daughters, Condella Sharry and Lett Matthew, her grandsons, Micheal James, Khiry Maynard, Dereck Matthew, Noah Matthew, and Garvey Matthew, her Granddaughters, Ingrid James and Marley Matthew, her Great Great Granddaughters Rienne James, Rasharn James, Jahkayla James, and Jahnai James, her Great Great Great Grandsons, Johan Cole, Solomon James, and Ibrihim James, her Sister Rosalie Sharry Isaac, and her brothers, Aubrey Harris, Austin Sharry, and Lenny Sharry.

Honorary Son:Gideon Garfield

Honorary Sister:Rebeca Geter

Nephews:Ian York,Lesroy York,John York,Joseph Wattley,Eustace Charles,Jerard Charles,Rodney Charles,Roy Natta,Matie Natta,Shawn Sharry,Clifford Sharry

Nieces:Pam York,Alvis Charles,Avernel Charles,Ideta Nelson,Charmaine Natta,Patricia Lawrence,Deborah Harris,Erica Thompson,Cerely Sharry,Malieka Sharry,Paulette Sharry,Yvette Jeffers,Heather Jeffers,Esselita Lowry,Gweneth Henry,Elsa Payne,Lyn Sharry,Patsy Sharry,Maureen Sharry,Heidi Sharry

Great Nieces:Jonelle Wattley,Kimory Harvey,Abaen Simon,Joleen Williams,Dakota Williams,Jovita Williams,Jovel Williams,Joane Williams,Jelesa McKenzie,Brittany Thompson,Shantel Nelson,Aslyn Nelson,Bianca Nelson,Violet Henry,Leana Natta,Nicole Lawrence,BiJorna Farquharson,Charma Henry,Javi Henry,Jeanette Natta,Lena Natta,Curlis Natta,Tatyana Natta.

Great Nephews:Vybert Wattley,Troye Wattley,Eustace Wallace,Patrice Williams,Perry Williams,Patrick Williams,Averon Williams,Glenville Thompson Jr.,Jasen Thompson,Leon Natta,Kurt Nelson,Jamous Natta,Gavin Lowry,Daryl Lowry,Aliston Lowry,Junie Henry,Omavi Natta,Theo Wallace.

Many other family and friends too numerous to mention.

Funeral Information

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the first viewing on Friday, May 25, 2017 at the Celestial Chapel of Hurley Funeral Home from 5:00pm-7:00pm. Mrs. Matthew will be laid to rest on Saturday May 27, 2017. Funeral services will held at Calvary Baptist Church starting with a viewing at 9:00 a.m. and Services commencing at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at the Smith Bay Eastern Cemetery.

For directions and online condolences please visit:hurleydavisfuneralhome.com

Arrangements are under the care for Hurley Funeral Home and Cremation Center of St. Thomas, St. John, St. Croix, and Tortola


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