Carmanita Matthews-Hoy

Carmanita M. Matthews-Hoy

09-01-1953 - 03-12-2023

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Carmanita M. Matthews-Hoy, was born September 1, 1953 to the late Juan Boris Matthews, Sr. and Gloria J. Matthews-Harris and entered into her eternal rest on March 12, 2023.

Carmanita was a very devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a United States Military Veteran after serving four years of active duty in the United States Army and continued her service in the U.S Army National Guard for an additional 15 years. While serving in the Army, Carmanita received Certificates of Training in Basic Training, Postal Finance Clerk Typist and German Headstart Orientation. She also was an M-16 Rifle Marksman. After her years of Military services, Carmanita went on to further her education and received her Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education and was an English Major. From this, Carmanita’s love for Education moved her to start her own Tutoring Business, where she helped numerous of children and adults. To add to her list of accomplishments, Carmanita also authored two self-published books.

Carmanita was loved by all and will be missed by many. Carmanita is proceeded in death by her Grandparent Dorothy J. Curtis, Siblings: Lucita O. Matthews, Juanita M. Matthews, Anthony Harris-Bey and Andrew Lee Harris. Nephews: Virgil Crawford III, Andrew Crawford and Charlie Matthews. Grandson: Dominic A. Tarallo Camanita leaves to cherish her memories: Children: Serena (Chris) Matthews-Holloway and Lonnie J. Bratcher III; Siblings, Andrea Crawford-Harris, Juan B. Matthews, Jr., Ramon Matthews, Anita Matthews and Antonio (Monica) Matthews. 10 Grandchildren: Michael Tarallo, Ashley Tarallo, D’Andre Whitfield, Chris (Taylor) Holloway, Jr., ShaKerra Holloway, Morgan Bratcher, D’angelo Bratcher, Diallo Bratcher, Diago Bratcher, Deoveon Bratcher, Malachi Bratcher and 11 Great-Grand Children. Nieces and Nephews: Juan B. Matthews III, Lanay Hall and Sheldon Matthews, Alexis Grantham. Special Friends and Caregivers: Shannon Eason and Sarah Gray. As well as Many other devoted Family and Friends to numerous to name.

Celebration of Life will be Friday, March 31, 2023 at 2:00pm at Fort Jackson National Cemetery with Military Honors Ceremony. Special thank to the staff of White Oak Manor. All Cards and Monetary Gifts can be sent to P.O. Box 23712 Columbia, SC 29224

South Carolina Cremation Society is assisting the family. Family and friends may sign the online guest book by clicking on the “Tribute Wall” tab above.


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Celebration of Life

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday, March 31, 2023
Fort Jackson National Cemetery
4170 Percival Road
Columbia, South Carolina, United States