Jerry Matthews

January 28, 1937 to February 22, 2007

Jerry Bob Matthews passed away on February 22, 2007. He was born in Houston, Texas on January 28, 1937. He was raised in West Columbia, TX. After graduating high school he attended Sam Houston State University where he met his future wife, Mary (Clark) Matthews. They married on November 27, 1959. They went on to have three children, Sharon, Brenda, and Stephen. Jerry was a gifted pianist and songwriter. His musical achievements included multiple record/CD releases, many songs obtaining radio airplay, winning several talent show awards and numerous television appearances. In addition to over 50 years of performing, Jerry also retired from the City of Houston after 21 years of service. He served as a supervisor in the water dept and later as a Police Service Officer with the Houston Police Department. Jerry was also an ordained minister of the gospel. In the early 1990?s Jerry and Mary pastored Living Faith Worship Center in Waller, TX. before returning to Houston and joining fellowship with Trinity Worship Center. He also taught private piano lessons for advanced students on a select basis. Jerry?s passions were his faith in Jesus Christ, his family and his music. He was a beloved father, husband and friend. He will live in our hearts and memories forever