Adeline “Ruby” Matthews

Feb 3, 1930 - Nov 18, 2012

Adeline “Ruby” Matthews, 82, of Sandusky, died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, in Providence Care Center, after a lengthy illness.

She was born Feb. 3, 1930, in Meridian, Miss., to General and Ella (Irby) Easley.

Adeline was a member of New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, where she served on the Mothers’ Board and as a nurse, and was a member of the Charitiettes.

She was employed by Martin Kitchen as a cook for some time until she stopped to become a homemaker.

She enjoyed spending time with her family, cooking, gardening, sewing, and going to church.

Adeline is survived by her husband of 65 years, Cebron Matthews; sons, Cebron (Jeanette) Matthews Jr., the Revs. James (Patricia) Matthews, and Willie G. Matthews; a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Ernestine Easley, of Meridian, and Margalee Walker and Julia Williamson, of Joliet, Ill.; and a host of nieces and nephews

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers and sisters, Joseph Easley, Tyree Easley, Mazell Frost, Lovell Easley, Christine Young, Ella Willamson, William Easley, and Mildred Matthews.

Friends may call from noon Saturday, Nov. 24, until funeral services at 1 p.m. at New Jerusalem Baptist Church, 1920 Eddy Henry Way, Sandusky. The Rev. Curtis J. Johnson Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Meadow Green Memorial Park, Huron.

Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, 2001 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, is assisting with arrangements. Condolences may be shared at