Eldridge Leon Mathews

September 14, 1927 - September 13, 2021

Eldridge Leon Mathews, 93, of Lumberton, passed away on Monday, September 13, 2021, at St. Elizabeth Hospital. He was born September 14, 1927, in Jasper, Texas to Eva Magee Mathews and Edward Mathews. He graduated from French High School in 1946. While there he played football and basketball.

He served his country in the United States Navy and Air Force and retired from GSU/Entergy after forty-four years of service. He was a member of B.F. Quicksall/Beaumont Lodge for fifty-six years. During his lifetime he always loved music. His favorite was Bluegrass and Western Swing. He could play mandolin, fiddle and guitar.

Eldridge is preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Eva Mathews; sister, Geneva Perkins; brothers Delton and Herschel Mathews. Survivors include his wife of forty-nine years, Edythe (Edy); daughter, Landa Bess Sinclair of Zachary, La; son, Edward (Eddie) of Franklin, La; son, Gerald Harbinson and wife Sandi of Asheville, NC; four grandchildren; and five great- grandchildren.

Graveside service will be held Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at 11:00 a.m., at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 4955 Pine Street, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions may be made to Meadows Church of Christ, PO Box 5126, Beaumont, Texas 77726.

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Graveside Service

Forest Lawn Memorial Park
  • 4955, Pine St, Beaumont, TX, 77703,
  • September 22, 2021
  • 11:00 am

Comments (10)

    Janis Holcomb says:

    Edy, I’m so sorry for your loss. I am thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. Hugs.

    Nan Smith says:

    Please accept my condolences. I have thought of you often over the years.
    Prayers for you and your family.

    Mack Hamilton says:

    Edy we send you our deepest sympathy and are so sorry for your loss. Mack misses having coffee with Matt and the gang from Dunkin. We will keep you in our prayers.
    Mack and Carol Hamilton

    Ann "Crowley" Breaux says:

    So sorry Edy to hear about Eldridge. My prayers are with you, your family and friends. My deepest sympathy.????????????????????????

    Tom & Ginny Crowe says:

    Edy – we were so sorry to read about Eldridge’s passing. We remember so many good years at GSU with both of you. Prayers from Tom & Ginny Crowe, Wylie TX

    David and Sharon Odegar says:

    Thanks to Matt and Edy so many years at Sour Lake for bluegrass. So much joy to me
    Dave Odegar

    Bertha O'NEILL says:

    You are in my thoughts and prayers Edy. May God give you peace knowing he’s no longer suffering and in his paradise. So sorry for your loss.

    Richard James says:

    Please know that you and your family have my deepest sympathy. It seems like forever ago that we were working at GSU. You as many others provide fond memories that help us in our declining years. May the Peace of Christ be with you.

    Barry and Velmalynn Hartt says:

    I am sorry to hear of Eldridge’s passing. He was a friend and a good man. May God be with you and bless you!

    Candy Mathis Hollis says:

    Edy – please know you have my deepest sympathy.

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