Charlotte Matthews, age 62 of Brady, went to rest in the arms of the Lord Friday evening, January 7, 2011, in Brady. She was born August 22, 1948, in Brady to Tom and Nettie (Morris) McWilliams. She grew up in Mason County on the family stock farm where she learned to love the land. She was happiest when working her yard where she was often found.
She married Gene Matthews on October 27, 1967, in Mason, where they lived for a short time before moving to Brady. Charlotte’s greatest love was her family. A frequent presence at her grandchildren’s sports events, she became known as "NANA" to many.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 10, 2011, at Leatherwood Memorial Chapels in Brady with Reverend Gaylon Morris officiating. Interment followed at Rest Haven Cemetery in Brady. Pallbearers included Bobby Joe Harris, Jerry Allin, Billy Lohn, Freddie Bonnetti, Sam Johnson and Ron Jordan. Honorary Pallbearers include Gregg Woerner, Joel Allen and John McDonald.
She is survived by her husband Gene, of the home, daughters Gina Murray and husband Chris of Brady, Sonya Gonzales and husband Alex of Stanton, sisters Linda Phillips and husband Douglas of Mason, Loma Schooley and husband Jimmy of Mason and Tommye Phillips of Menard, grandchildren Crystal Murray of Seminole, Miranda Galvan of San Angelo, Logan Murray of Brady, Seth Gonzales of Stanton and great-grandchildren Karagan and Tatem and several nieces and nephews who knew her as "Aunt Shinky". She will be greatly missed.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Charlotte and her husband Gene were the owners of Matthews Sporting Goods in Mason.
The family suggests memorials to Hope From The Heart, P.O. Box 1207, Brady, TX 76825 and/or Hospice of San Angelo, P.O. Box 471, San Angelo, TX 76902.
Arrangements entrusted to Leatherwood Memorial Chapels.