Maggie Matthews, 96, was active at church
Published 8:53 pm, Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Maggie Matthews, 96, of Westchester, N.Y., died Jan. 5 at the Hebrew Hospital Home of Westchester. She had been struggling with dementia for several years.
Mrs. Matthews was born Aug. 11, 1917, in Sumter, S.C. She was a resident of Port Chester, N.Y., for more than 65 years.
She was a faithful member of St. Francis AME Zion Church. She enjoyed singing with the gospel chorus, and served on the stewardess board and was secretary.
She was president for the 20-20 Club and an active member of the Busy Bee Club.
Her happiest moments were working in the church kitchen, cooking and planning activities for seniors.
Mrs. Matthews is survived by a son, Harold Taylor, and his wife, Blanche, of New Milford; a niece, Carrie Chatman, of Port Chester; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a host of great-nieces and nephews and friends. She was predeceased by two sons, Robert and William Matthews; six brothers, Warren Taylor, George Taylor, Son Taylor, Stephen Taylor, Richard Taylor and Robert Taylor; and two sisters, Mamie Taylor Malone and Carrie Vermong, of Port Chester.
A memorial home-going celebration will take place Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Church, 18 Smith St., Port Chester.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church.
The Barney McClanahan Funeral Home in New Rochelle, N.Y., was in charge of arrangements.