Sylvia Rusos Matthews

December 12, 2016

12/12/2016

Past Services

Visitation
Sunday December 18, 2016
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church
60 Traverse Road
Newport News, Virginia 23606
(757) 596-1605 | Directions
Additional Information:

A Trisagion prayer service will be held on Sunday, December 19, 2016 at 5:30 PM.

Cemetery
Monday December 19, 2016
Peninsula Memorial Park
12750 Warwick Blvd
Newport News, Virginia 23606
Directions
Service
Monday December 19, 2016
11:00 am
Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church
60 Traverse Road
Newport News, Virginia 23606
(757) 596-1605 | Directions

A beloved mother and YiaYia, Sylvia Rusos Matthews, 92, fell asleep in the Lord on Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, at VCU Medical Center, Richmond VA., surrounded by her family.
She was born January 24, 1924 in Rocky Mount, NC. She was married for 48 years to our loving father, the late John Louis Matthews. They lived in Newport News, VA and after retirement in 1976, they moved to Cobbs Creek, VA. Sylvia always worked next to her beloved husband; whether it was in the Ship Chandler business or numerous restaurants in Virginia. In January 2016, she moved to the Masonic Home of Virginia in Richmond and truly enjoyed her time there.
Since 1949, Sylvia was a faithful member of Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, Newport News, Va. She also was an active member of the Philoptochos, the Hellenic Women’s Penelope Society, the Golden Hearts, and Daughters of Penelope. Her love of family, painting, sewing and Greek cooking will always be remembered.
Besides her parents, Sylvia is preceded in death by her husband and beloved son Lewis J Matthews. Left behind to cherish her memory is her son Nick J Matthews (Kathy), Joy Matthews, daughter-in law; 8 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren; and 6 great great grandchildren.
A visitation will be held at 5:00 pm, the Trisagion Prayer Service at 5:30 P M at the Church on Sunday, December 18th. Fr. George Chioros will be officiating the funeral on Monday, December 19th at 11:00 A M. Burial will follow at Peninsula Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church 60 Traverse Rd. Newport News, VA 23606.
Riverside-Altmeyer Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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Nicole Yates
5 years ago

You will forever be in my heart. Please tell my Papou’s I said hello. RIP Big YiaYia.