Edna M. Matthews
Edna M. Matthews
  • January 24, 1939 - May 8, 2017
  • Ashland, Virginia

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MATTHEWS, Edna Earle Moorefield, 78, of Ashland, passed away in Mechanicsville on Monday, May 8, 2017. She was born in Halifax County on January 24, 1939. Edna was preceded in death by her parents, Bettie Mae Harris and Oscar Boothe Moorefield; and sister, Wanda Moorefield West. Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Huell W. Matthews, Jr.; daughter, Tasia Matthews Pyrales (George); son, Michael Shawn Matthews (Cara); and granddaughter, Michaela Lynne Matthews; two sisters-in-law, Janet Bacuzzi and Amelia Harris; as well as many friends. Edna grew up in the Halifax community of Cody and graduated from Halifax County High School in 1957. She will be remembered for her quick wit and "tell it like it is" attitude. The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at the Nelsen Funeral Home, Reid Chapel, 412 S. Washington Hwy., Ashland, Va. 23005, where a service will take place at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 12, 2017. Burial will follow in Signal Hill Memorial Park, Hanover, Va. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Clover Bottom Baptist Church, Building Fund, 7042 Stage Coach Rd, Nathalie, Va. 24577.