Robert W (Jr) Matthews

December 21, 1949 ~ March 24, 2021 (age 71)


Robert Wilson Matthews Jr., 71, of Yonkers, NY passed away on March 24 after a valiant battle with diabetes/kidney failure. 

Robert was born on December 21, 1949 to Robert and Jacqueline Matthews in New Rochelle, NY. After graduating from Yonkers High School, he went on to enlist in the United States Air Force. 

After Robert’s discharge from the Air Force, he began a 32-year career in commercial freight as a truck driver. 
In 1989 he met his life-long partner, Virginia Booker, then retired in 2005 before relocating to Raleigh North Carolina in 2011. 


Robert spent his time traveling with Virginia, and enjoyed his spare time as a car enthusiast. He also enjoyed spoiling his grandchildren and giving back to the community as a Freemason. 

Robert is predeceased by his parents, his brother Earl, sister Darlene, and two children, Mark Matthews and Robert

Wilson Matthews III. He is survived by six children, Robin, Lamonte, Adolphus, Alex, Derrick, and Jevon; his 17 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren




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Memorial Service
March 27, 2021

1:00 PM
R M Ferguson Funeral Chapel
2820 Trawick Rd
Raleigh, NC 27604

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