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Lillian Matthews Wood
May 24, 1931 ~ November 29, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old
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Mrs. Lillian Matthews Wood of Teachey, NC, passed from her earthly life on November 29, 2023 while at ECU Healthcare in Kenansville. Born on May 24, 1931, she is the daughter of the late Algie and Lillie Williams Matthews of Bladen County, NC. She was also preceded in death by siblings--Dorothy Moore, William Matthews, Waylon Matthews, Susan Scronce, Sarah Fahrney, Maomi Jones, and Robert Matthews; son-in-law--Harrell Hall.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband--Charlie W Wood, Jr.; children--Sharon W. Hall of Wallace and Susan Allen and husband George of Peoria (AZ); grandchildren--Jennifer Norris and husband Greg, Kristie Walker Ely and husband John Paul, Jason Allen, and Kelly Minor and husband Ryan; great grandchildren--Gunnar and Gage Norris; sister--Reba Tiller of Merritt (NC); and many nieces and nephews who loved her dearly, as she loved them.
Mrs. Wood was very talented in many areas of her life. She and Mr. Wood owned and operated Model Cleaners and she worked there for forty plus years, where she did most of the seamstress work. She enjoyed reading, cooking, and was an excellent housekeeper. With her devoted husband of seventy four and one half years, she enjoyed traveling to many places. She always looked forward to her "Friday hair day" with Miss Donna. An outgoing and friendly southern lady, she cared for all those around her and was always particular about her appearance, especially her nails. As a member of the First Baptist Church of Wallace for more than seventy years, she loved her church, her Sunday School class and her circle. Most of all she loved her family, especially her great grandchildren who she always referred to as "her little boys". Flowers are welcomed or please consider a contribution, in her memory, to St Jude Childrens Hospital or Thelma Dingus Bryant Library of Wallace.
A service to celebrate her life is set for 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 3, 2023, in the chapel of Padgett Funeral & Cremation Services, with visitation one hour prior at 1:00 p.m. Entombment will follow in Riverview Memorial Park in Watha.