George Matthews, Jr.

george matthews, jr.

November 14, 1952 ~ April 21, 2020

Born to eternal life on April 21, 2020, at the age of 67 years. Visitation: Wednesday, April 29, 2020; 3-6 PM. Combined Services; Thursday, April 30, 2020; Visitation; 9-10 AM and Funeral 10 AM at Paradise Memorial Funeral and Cremation Services. Interment: Forest Home Cemetery All Services Trusted to: Paradise Memorial Funeral and Cremation Services 7625 W. Appleton Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53222 414-461-8000

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  1. My friend George, we served together and prayed together we truly miss you my brother. You were a tireless community activist always speaking out for the underserved in our community. 🙏🏿🎚 PEACE Shelton Watkins Sr.

  2. Rest in peace, Mr. Matthews, You were very kind and wealth of information you share with everyone. You will turely be missed at Marvin Pratt Elementary. Sandra Beamon

  3. Mr George it was always a good time when you would visit the funeral home. Lots of good laughs and memories. Sir Rest On in the arms of our Lord.

    Tyrone Love
    Nashville, TN

  4. George Matthews, was truly a kind and compassionate person. Even though he’s gone, the legacy he leaves behind continues to inspire others. What a blessing it was to have known him. May you rest in Peace. Jerry, Shirley White and Family.

  5. Uncle George! You will be forever missed! We’ll miss everything about you from your smile, the priceless grunts when you got upset, and the classic “what’s up?” when answering your calls. I’m so thankful for how much love and support you showed for us. I’ll always remember your comforting/encouraging words when stressing with life/school. You never doubted us and always reminded us that we could do whatever we set our minds to. You were always connecting us with resources, introducing us to new people, and reminding us of the importance of giving back. I feel like there’s nothing you wouldn’t do for us. We love you dearly and know you’re in a better place. We’ll miss you dearly but are beyond thankful for the time we were able to spend together. Love always and forever!
    Nygil & Dami Matthews

  6. Cousin George, Rip you will be forever in my heart. I smile when I think about the memories I have with you. Bernadine, Rodney, Eugene sending prayers and virtual hugs to you all.
    Love ❤️ your cousin JoAnne

  7. Rest in Peace Mr. Matthews. You were truly a good person who was full of knowledge and had plenty of resources to share about many things. You was always willing to help and share what you could to help someone. I’m going to miss you and you will always be in our hearts at Marvin Pratt Elementary.
    Ms. McIntee

  8. Bernadine and Family, at this time when words hard to find but love and care are deeply felt. I’m holding you close at heart in thought and prayer, and asking the Lord to bring Comfort, Peace, and Strength for each needs each other face during this difficult time.
    With heartfelt Sympathy,
    The Gee, Jemison Family

  9. RIP faithful servant, church member and neighbor. My last memory of you will always be of you stopping my husband and me as we were driving home to get a signature for a nomination.

  10. Uncle George. I love you so much. I am forever grateful for everything you’ve contributed to my life.
    You are the one taught me to stand for what’s right don’t worry about other opinions when they don’t have any positive influence in your life. I’m heartbroken Bc you gave me so much you’ve taught me so much. You always treated me like the son you’ve never had. I love you so much. I’ll continue to make you proud. I will continue to stand on the principles you’ve taught me. I will ensure my son has those same principles. I’ve been listening to chic good times and the commadores in your memory. You’d always play good times everytime you got a new cleaning contract. I love you thanks being someone that was truly in my corner. No matter what obstacles we faced we had each other’s back. The world needs more clones of you! You’re an amazing Man. Until we see each other again keep me a seat right next to you! Watch over my son and I. I will do everything in my power to make sure he has our values! Put others in need first! I love you!!

  11. Mr. Matthew, you will be missed.. I will miss you coming to my office asking when is the next ACT class and asking for the flyers to share in the community.. Faithful Servant, time to take your rest.
    Willie Mae Hill

  12. Rest in Peace Mr. Matthews. Our community will truly miss you. You were a light in the lives of many people. Thank you for sharing your life with us. We will miss you greatly!!

  13. My deepest condolences to the family. I wish God’s comfort at this time of their greatest need, as God says that He is the God of all comfort.

  14. Rest In Peace George you were truly a good person. George looked out for others before himself, he gave what ever a person needed without strings attached. George you will always have a special place in my heart. Erica Johnson

  15. Rest In Peace, uncle George you served as a great community servant and outstanding leader. I will miss our long distance conversations about Florida. And the funny stories you would share . I can’t shed no more tears because I know you are in a better place. Your passion for helping others was truly a gift from god . You have filled my heart with unbelievable memories as my uncle. Thank you for giving Our family your leadership you will truly be missed . Well done uncle George.

    Latonja Eppinger

  16. Dear Bernadine and family, we extend our deepest sympathies for the loss of your brother. I pray to the Lord to bless you with courage during this hard time. He worked tenaciously to advocate for services for those who were less fortunate or had barriers to overcome.He was definitely an “out of the box” thinker and was committed to our mission of connecting community with resources to improve their quality of life. What a great loss to the community. George has left his footprint in the hearts of so many and will be greatly missed. George will be in our hearts and memories forever.

    Koinonia Family Development Center
    Sheryl Dean, President

  17. Rest in peace, Mr. Matthews, You were very kind and full of information. You will be truly missed at Marvin Pratt.
    Ms. Johnson

  18. A true pioneer and community advocate who will be missed.
    “Sometimes, reaching out
    and taking someone’s hand
    is the beginning of a journey.
    At other times,
    it is allowing another to take yours.”


  19. Thank you for kindness and the work you did in our community. It was a pleasure to have leader like you serve as an SDC Commissioner. May you rest in heaven. You will be missed but never forgotten.

  20. George, I enjoyed our short time together as SDC Commissioners. You took my business cards to pass along at your church for those interested in the trades. You had a true passion to get the word out on opportunities. You will be missed.

    May your family and friends find peace during this trying time.

    John Jacobs, IBEW Local 494 and the Milwaukee Area Labor Council

  21. Azie L. Bonds Jr.
    I nor my family can think of a time or place or event that you were not there. So I leave you with this, Your Life was a Blessing, your memory a treasure, You are remembered beyond words and will be missed beyond measure. Rest in Peace

  22. You always greeted me saying “Hello Mrs. Officer. My daughter and I will forever miss you along with your warm greetings and big smile. Your love for the students at Marvin Pratt Elementary were always just as genuine as you and your kind words. You will forever be missed.

  23. Bernadine and Family,
    due to the stay at home order in Illinois unfortunately we are not able to be with you at this difficult time, But know we are sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. No words will ever do justice to the impact George has left on your family and the community.

  24. The staff of Pratt school would like to express our deepest condolences to the family. He did leave an impact on the school and our scholars. To the family, he will always be remembered here for years to come. Respectfully, Pratt Staff and Students

  25. Mr. Matthews, you were always a caring and helpful man to all. Throughout the years I was able to witness just how huge your heart and compassion for others was. Your presence, and spirit will live in our hearts forever. Thank You, Mr. Matthew!

    Ms. Cobb

  26. Mr. Matthews always tried to help his people he never with held valuable information that could help a fixable situation. He had a great sense of humor the Pratt students loved him . He will always be in our hearts and will be truly missed.
    Ms Williams

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