Sylvia Owens Matthews | The Wilson Times
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Sylvia Owens Matthews

Posted on June 13, 2022


Sylvia Lynn Owens was born to Bennie William Owens and Martha Thelma Williams Owens on the 22nd of January 1942. Her earthly journey ended on the 12th of June 2022, and she entered her Heavenly home secured by her strong belief in her Lord and Savior.

A Funeral Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at Joyner's Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 6-6:45 p.m., and then other times at the home of Bonnie Garner. Rev. Steve Webb will officiate.

Sylvia was a hardworking, honest and dedicated woman. She owned and operated Accents on Living in Wilson, North Carolina. She decorated many homes, churches and offices in Eastern North Carolina. She loved and appreciated her employees and was loyal to them. Her goal was customer satisfaction.

She was President of United Way of Wilson for several years and was a dedicated and enthusiastic fund raiser for them in the business division. Sylvia loved her family and grandchildren with all her heart and soul and will be dearly missed by all who were lucky enough to know her.

She is survived by her sons, Michael Randolph "Mike" Matthews of Greenville, North Carolina and Graham Mitchel "Mitch" Matthews and Wife, Anne of Wilson, North Carolina; Grandsons, Graham Christopher Matthews of Dunn, North Carolina and Brandon Mitchel Matthews and wife, Megan of Wilson, North Carolina; Great Grandson, Jaxton Sanders; Sisters, Bonnie Owens Garner of Wilson, North Carolina, Martha "Marty" Owens Tant Grady of Goldsboro, North Carolina and sister-in-law, Carol Hearne Owens of Wilson, North Carolina. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, grand and great nephews and nieces who adored her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Graham Randolph Matthews; her parents, Bennie and Thelma Williams Owens; her brothers, Owen Kenneth Owens, William Joseph "Joe" Owens and Wallace Benjamin Owens; a niece, Tammy Irene Tant.

Condolences directed to Joyner's Funeral Home and Crematory at

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