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Lee Parsons Matthews


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Lee Arrington Matthews, 79, was received in God's arms December 5, 2022.  Her son, Patrick preceded her in Heaven in 2013 and be assured they are together holding each other.

Lee dealt with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Pulmonary Fibrous for years, fought the strongest fight anyone can imagine and still her sense of humor prevailed.

She was born in Huntington, West Virginia on February 3, 1943 to Forrest Lee Parsons and Marguerite Ann Parsons and was the eldest of three daughters.   She grew up with an affinity for horses and dogs. She broke her own Shetland Pony at age 5 yrs old! The  love she had for animals and especially dogs lasted a lifetime.

Lee was a graduate of Marshall University, taught Physical Education in Glenville, West Virginia  and was active in Girls Gymnastics.

She taught Special Needs Children in South Point, Ohio and her Holiday Programs, especially at Christmas, were a sight to behold.  The care and tenderness with these wonderful children showed the compassion and love she held in her heart.

She worked at WIS-TV in the production department in Columbia, SC.  In later years, she was the strength and counselor of our family owned businesses.  

She leaves behind her loving husband, daughter, grandsons and her grieving family:

Husband of 57 years - Wilbur Smoky Matthews

Daughter - Dru Matthews

Grandson - Aiden  Schuetterle Wife Holly & Atticus

Grandson - Kieran Schuetterle 

Grandson - Gaven Schuetterle

Sister - Cindy & Husband Don Kinney of Matthews, NC

Sister - Susan & Husband Ren Wheeler of Columbia, SC

Sister-In-Law - Patty & Husband Bud Woodard of Bluffton, SC

Niece - Amy & Husband Michael Hicks, Indian Trail, NC

Grand Niece - Erin Walsh of Indian Trail, NC

Also——YOU.  If you were her friend, you will surely miss her.

Lee was a member of  Chapin United Methodist Church in Chapin, SC.  Her strong belief in Jesus Christ gave her the strength to endure during this difficult time knowing there is a better life to come.

Community activities, outreach  programs in the Chapin area and ladies groups at Timberlake Country Club were her source of volunteerism.



December 20, 2022

Visitation at the Church 10am-11am

Service11am - 12pm


Please DO NOT send flowers but rather donate to Chapin UMC Home Mission Fund which helped locals in need.  This cause was the ministry on her heart for many years. Donations can be remitted to:  

Chapin United Methodist Church

C/O Chapin UMC Home Mission Fund

415 Lexington Avenue

Chapin, SC 29036


For out of Town guests who can not attend the service during this Christmas Season and for those who for any reason are not able to attend on Tuesday, we understand and provide the link below for the live broadcast available to view for 30 days.

Link for the Celebration of Life for Lee Parsons Matthews



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Family Visitation

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Chapin United Methodist Church
415 Lexington Ave
Chapin, South Carolina, United States

Celebration of Life

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Chapin United Methodist Church
415 Lexington Ave
Chapin, South Carolina, United States