Ethel Mathews beloved daughter of Prince and Ida Mae Morgan, born into the world on June 23, 1953, in Sumrall, Mississippi, and departed this life for her Heavenly Home on September 17, 2021 at 5:30 pm surrounded by her loved ones.
Growing up as a child Ethel attended Elementary and High School at John Jefferson in Purvis, Mississippi. In 1972 she graduated with honors from the Sumrall Attendance Center. While residing in Sumrall she was a faithful and devoted member of St. Paul United Methodist Church where she accepted Christ at a early age. In 1975 Ethel relocated to Cincinnati, Ohio where she embarked on this journey called life. She possessed a beautiful genuine spirit. After moving to Ohio Ethel became a member of True Holliness Church of God under the leadership Mother Heath, where she served as a faithful member until joining her family church Second Unity Church of God under the leadership of Overseer Penn and Jerome D. Mathews Sr. Ethel was a faithful member, she had several positions in the church where she worked faithfully and diligently as a choir member. February 10, 1983, Ethel married the love of her life Jesse Mathews. She worked at St. Margaret Hall for many years as a Nursing Assistant until she decided to become a at home caregiver and care for her mother & grandchildren. Ethel was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, niece and devoted friend to many. She had a smile that would light up any room she entered, a testimony that would stirrup the spirit, and a prayer that would reassure you that everything was going to be alright. Ethel loved the Lord and would always testify about his grace and mercy. 2017 Ethel became a member of Second Chance Christian Ministries under the leadership of Pastor Branford D. Brown, and she would always speak of the goodness of the Lord an Thank him for looking her way.
Preceding her in death are many loved one’s parents; Prince and Ida Mae Morgan, husband; Jesse Earl Mathew Sr, son; Jesse Earl Mathews Jr., brother; Matthew Morgan, two nieces; Dorothy Brown, Johnella Banks, nephew; Donell Bank and Deandre Davis.
She leaves to mourn her Legacy to her five daughters; Talawanda (Kevin), Crystal (Jeffrey), Cassandra, Kisha Jones, Jasmine, three sons; Rayshawn, Antwan and Eligh, one God daughter; Raven Brown all of Cincinnati, Ohio, twenty grandchildren whom she loved and adored; Zackhary, Asia, Ouinnya, Kyaire, Fantasia, Damaya, Jaymonnie, Demonte, Daiyonna, Ashley, Amina, Rayshawn Jr., Antwan Jr., Kenneth, Kennedy, Anyla, Amir, Ida, Aliyah, Iyabella, all of Cincinnati, Ohio, mother in law; Barbara Jean Harmon of Louiseville, Ky, three sister; Alice Davis Fairbanks, Joanna Erkins and Latanya Price all of Cincinnati, Ohio, one brother; Danny Smith, two very special sisters-in-laws; Renee Harmon and Phyllis Mathews, two special nieces whom she spoke to and confided in daily; Hattie Brown and Annette Davis, a forever son in-law; Kevin Pugh all of Cincinnati, Ohio, childhood best friend,; Carolyn Hollimon of Louisanna along with a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.