Elzie Joesph Matthews, Jr.

October 19, 1955, March 25, 2019

Elzie Matthews, Jr.

Elzie Joseph Matthews, Jr., 63, of Winnie, died Monday, March 25, 2019. He was born on October 19, 1955, in Crowley, Louisiana, to Eva Jean Breaux and Elzie Joseph Matthews, Sr. Elzie played the fiddle in numerous Cajun bands and enjoyed cooking and barbecuing.

Survivors include his wife, Donette Matthews, of Winnie; daughters, Amanda Rodgers and her husband, Jon, of Dayton; and Grace Blackburn and her husband, Dustin, of Liberty; son, Duane Matthews, of Sulphur, Louisiana; grandchildren, Madison and Morgan Matthews, Lilliana Martinez, Harrison Rodgers, Ivan Martinez, Jackson, Dominick, Allison and Dylan Blackburn, and Bridget Sumrall; great-grandchild, Skylar Sumrall; mother, Eva Jean Matthews; brothers, Herman McFarlin; Robert Matthews and his wife, Cheryl; Mason Matthews and his wife, Marsha; and Wayne Matthews; sister, Julia Trahan and her husband, Swendale; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his father and sister, Hilda Faulke.

A gathering of Mr. Matthews’ family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Sunday, March 31, 2019, at Broussard’s, 134 West Buccaneer Drive, Winnie. A private committal was held at Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.


Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Winnie
134 W. Buccaneer Drive- Winnie, TX 77665
Sunday, March 31, 2019
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Broussard's Crematorium
5150 Stivers Street Beaumont, TX 77705

Comments (5)


    07 April 2019 at 08:18 | #

    Fly High Elzie.
    Heaven now has music for all the Angels to hear your fiddle and dance as you play.


  • chris matthews

    30 March 2019 at 16:00 | #

    cant believe your gone words cant be said of how sad my heart is but my mind has tons of good times weve had and the laughs youd give us but i know there wont be another you but in another part of my heart its happy your not having to fight no more im sorry ive never said it enough but i love you uncle elzie keep watch over all us until we meet again god bless


  • Thelma L. Smith

    28 March 2019 at 02:31 | #

    !Dear Mason and Family...I am sorry to hear of your brother's passing. I know he will be missed by all of his family and many friends. Know that we will be praying for you guys in the days ahead...as God begins to minister to your hearts, during this time of sadness and sorrow! I'll be praying soon that the sweet memories will soon begin to outweigh the tears of sadness. Love Ya, Miss Thelma


  • Robert and Cheryl Matthews

    27 March 2019 at 23:07 | #

    Praying for the Matthews Family, we will miss you dearly, you left us some great memories that we will cherish forever, we love you all and are praying for peace and comfort for you all!


  • Kimberly Glenn ( Wilkins)

    27 March 2019 at 21:28 | #

    Donett and family I am so sorry about yall love one


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