Audrey Janet Mathis, age 80 of Smyrna, passed from this life on Jan. 5, 2017, at her home after a long battle with Althizmers Disease, her loving daughters and grandchildren were by her side.
She was born Feb. 9, 1936 in Wilson County TN. It was her wish to be cremated, so therefore a Celebration of Life in her memory will be held at a later date.
She is preceded in death by her parents Hubert and Clarabelle Mathis, brother James Leroy Mathis; Companions; Francisco "Frank" Gonzales, Harlington Texas,and Alberto Sanchez, San Antonio Texas; She was a wonderful, uplifting, positive, supportive, strong, and loving daughter, sister, aunt, mother and friend.
She was a Wilson County Native and a member of the Gladeville Baptist Church. She dedicated her life to working in the Medical Field.
Audrey is survived by her daughters Ramona Pentecost ( William Melton), Carla Mathis ( Michael Orzell) grandchildren Cassandra Hicks (Don Mckinney) Walter Hicks Jr., great granddaughter Lyra Nevaeh Heilshire. Sisters Jennie Shelton (Steve) Billiejo Shelton (Bobby) Patsy Lawson, Peggy Parkerson (James) many neices, nephews, cousins and friends.
She loved her family beyond measure and often said "the most important thing I ever did was to be a mother to my children." A special Thank You to her caring staff Amy Raymond, Amanda Pendergrast, Megan Hoover, Louise Bryant, and Willowbrook Hospice, and Dr. Roger Mckinney. The care and support that was given to Audrey and the family was so appreciated. A fund for memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice for Audrey Mathis.