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Essie B. Matthews


Sunrise: July 4, 1948

Sunset: July 12, 2021

Essie B. Matthews passed away on July 12, 2021.

Wake Service Tuesday, July 27, 2021 4:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Wednesday, July 28, 2021 11:00am Fourth Baptist Church 726 South Street Portsmouth, VA 23704 Interment Greenlawn Memorial Gardens 3920 Airline Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 *Masks Required*

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    madeline harris reynolds says

    praying for the family and the sisters of ESSIE who will miss her dearly

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    Carolyn Y. Johnson-Jones says

    So Sorry to hear of the passing of Essie. Prayers for her family.

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    Beverly Gardner Alberts says

    Condolences to the family of. Essie B. Matthews. Her smile will be missed at the I C Norcom. Class of 1966.Reunions. Rest In Peace classmate.

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    Tonette Choate-Wilder says

    My condolences and prayers are with you and your family. I cherish the childhood memories on Summit Ave with the Bowe family
    May God’s love and peace comfort you during this time of transition.

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    George Easter says

    Our condolences to the family during this difficult time. Be strong and lean on the comfort of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 🙏🏽 George & Pamela Easter

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    William Francis Wingate says

    Prayers and condolences to Essie family. We all grew up on the 1400 block of Summit Ave.

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    Gloria Leathers says

    To The Bowe Family—Words can’t express how saddened I am to hear of the loss of your love one. Essie and I were roommates for a few years while I lived in Maryland. A beautiful person she was. She will truly be missed. I pray that the family seek healing and comfort during this difficult time.

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    Dorothy Dozier McDuffie says

    To the family of Essie Bowe Matthews,
    Our most sincere condolences to you and your family. I pray that you will treasure the laughter, embrace the memories, carry the love that will live in you. Essie was truly special and will remain in our hearts forever.

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    Linda Brown says

    To the family of my dear friend Essie…..you all are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless and sustain you during this difficult time. She will be greatly missed by all who were privileged to know her.

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    Trish Ruscak says

    To the family of Essie Matthews, she was a ray of sunshine during her time as choir director for Oakland Baptist Church. She made rehearsals interesting and fun. Essie loved her music, but loved the people of God more. She will be greatly missed.

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