August 16, 1928 - September 27, 2020
Service Date: September 27, 2020
Natalie Carr Matthews
August 16, 1928 – September 27, 2020
Natalie Carr Matthews, 92, passed away Sunday, September 27, 2020. She is survived by her daughter, Sue Harrell, and husband, Thomas, of Middlesex; sons, Thomas Matthews, IV, and wife, Susan, of Cleveland, Tennessee and Mark Matthews and wife, Linda of Wilson; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas “TC” Matthews III; her parents, Albert and Natalie Ayerst Carr and her grandson, Jerimiah Carr Harrell.
She graduated from College of William and Mary with a degree in sociology and started her career in social work in Petersburg, Virginia. Natalie accumulated forty-eight years of service as a social worker, the last thirty-six of which were in Wilson County.
Natalie loved to play her piano and sing harmony in the choir at Westview Christian Church. Her yard was full of flowers, and she loved to watch the birds from her porch, especially hummingbirds. She was a gracious hostess who shared her cooking skills with family and friends. Natalie loved to travel to the beach, the mountains and beyond. She enjoyed playing cards, going to Shrine events, and lunching with the Wilson Woman’s Club.
Due to COVID restrictions, there will be no family visitation and the funeral will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family would encourage contributions to the Hope Station/Westview House, PO Box 2164, Wilson, North Carolina 27894.
Condolences directed to Joyner’s Funeral Home and Crematory at www.joyners.net.