Mrs. Maxie Jewell McLaughlin Matthews, age 88, entered into rest on Sunday, August 28, 2022. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 PM Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at Chesterfield Cemetery by Pastor Alisha Hansen. The family will receive friends in the fellowship hall at St. Paul United Methodist Church immediately following the graveside service.
At the request of the church, please bring and wear a mask while indoors during the visitation.
Mrs. Maxie was born on March 27, 1934 in Bethune, SC. She was the daughter of the late Ora Dell Ingram and William Alfred “Freddie” McLaughlin. She moved to Chesterfield in 1954 with her husband and never missed an opportunity to tell others how much she loved Chesterfield. She was a retired supervisor of Chesterfield Manufacturing with over 30 years of service. She loved recounting fond memories of her years there and enjoyed catching up with past coworkers around town. Mrs. Maxie loved God and her church, and was a proud member of St. Paul United Methodist Church where she looked forward to singing in the choir every Sunday. She was also an avid Clemson football fan and enjoyed cheering on “her Tigers” alongside her husband and family for many years.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Maxie was preceded in death by the love of her life and husband of 64 years, Mr. William David “Bill” Matthews, Sr.; and one brother, Mr. William Alfred “Freddie” McLaughlin, Jr.
Survivors include two children, William David Matthews, Jr. and wife Mary Alice Matthews, and Maria Anne Matthews; three grandchildren, Melissa Matthews Martin and husband Eric Michael Martin, Leslie Matthews Dillard and Brian Austin Dillard, and Elizabeth Matthews Weir and Robert Lee Weir, Jr.; five great-grandchildren, William David Martin and Emily Jean Martin, Marshall Austin Dillard and Lincoln Andrew Dillard, and Robert Lee Weir, III; one sister, Vivian McLaughlin Powell; one brother, Mr. Don Ingram; and nieces and nephews.
The family would like to express their sincerest appreciation to the wonderful in-home caregivers and the staff of the Memory Care Facility at The Legacy of Hartsville for the love and care they provided to their “Miss Maxie” over the last several years.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 305 West Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 20709.
Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Matthews family.