Dolores S. Matthews

Published 4:48 pm Friday, September 10, 2021

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AHOSKIE – Dolores Spivey Matthews, 83, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 6, 2021, at her home with her husband by her side.

Mrs. Matthews was born in 1938 to Warren Carnice Spivey and Beatrice Eure Spivey in Hertford County, North Carolina. After graduating from East Carolina College, Dolores worked tirelessly as a dedicated English teacher for 32 years. She was a devoted member of First Baptist Church of Ahoskie, where she served as a Sunday school teacher. Dolores loved her church, reading, painting, and spending time with family. She was quietly helpful, always thoughtful, and kind to all she met. Dolores cherished her family dearly and was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, and friend. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Along with her parents, Dolores was preceded in death by her brother, Warren Spivey and sister, Mary Lou Newsome.

Dolores is survived by her husband, Spencer; a daughter, Mia Matthews of Austin, TX; a son, Mark Matthews and wife Wendy of Waxhaw, NC; three grandsons, Noah, Griffin and Riley Matthews; a granddaughter, Allye Matthews; and a brother, Dan Spivey and wife Louise of Zebulon, NC.

The Matthews family extends a heartfelt thank you to two wonderful caregivers, Becky Vinson and Sherry Felton, for their loving care.

Due to Covid-19, the family will have a private memorial service in her honor.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Ahoskie, Benevolence Fund, PO Box 649, Ahoskie, NC 27910 or online by visiting fund, type- Dolores Matthews

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Matthews family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting