MANNING – Eunice Mahoney Mathis, child of God, widow of C. Leo Mathis, passed away on Saturday, November 13, 2010, at her home in Manning.
Born March 5, 1913, in Manning, she was the daughter of the late Robert M. and Mattie Beatson Mahoney. She was a graduate of Manning High School, lifelong member of First Baptist Church and the T.E.L. Sunday school class. She was best remembered for her love of God, enduring faith, and her nurturing of family and friends.
Surviving are two sons, Leo Mathis Jr. (Jeannie) of Manning, Robert G. “Bobby” Mathis (Barbara) of Manning; a daughter, Linda Lesemann (John) of Manning; six grandchildren, Robert G. “Robbie” Mathis Jr. of Lansing, Michigan, Anita Ladd (Gary) of Mt. Pleasant, Brian Calloway (Stephanie) of Simpsonville, SC, Laura L. McNair (Pierce) of Columbia, John Davis Lesemann Jr. (Juthamat) of Lemoore, CA, Leslie Capobianco (Joe) of Hartsville; six great grandchildren, Meredith Ladd, Madison Ladd, Mary Catherine McNair, Evans Davis McNair, Cammie Calloway, and Dalton Capobianco; two sisters-in-law, Beulah S. Mahoney of Manning, and Ruth Floyd of Winnsboro.
She was preceded in death by brothers, Robert Marion Mahoney, Bunyan Mahoney, George Mahoney, Daniel Mahoney, and Henry B. Mahoney; and sisters, Annie Mae Nash, Bessie Scott, and Elizabeth Reardon.
Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 16, 2010, in Manning First Baptist Church, with the Reverend Thomas Vassar officiating. Burial was in Manning Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Manning First Baptist Church, 49 W. Boyce Street, Manning, SC 29102.
Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, 304 N. Church Street, Manning, is in charge of arrangements. (803) 435-2179
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Dear Cousins, Aunt Eunice was so very special to our family. Her memories will always be a great treasure. She made all of us feel so special, as she was to us. Love Betty & Bill
From: Bill& Betty Poulos
Ms. Eunice was a beautiful Christian lady. She was a good mother and wife. She lived a good long life, and she loved First Baptist and her friends. I loved to go visit with her and Ms.Lib. They were 2 characters!!
I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers. May God Bless you.
From: Angela B. Gibbons
You are in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time in your lives.
Family of the Rev. Theron H. Tomlinson
From: Family of Theron Tomlinson
Dear Cousins and families,
Was so sorry to hear about Mrs. Eunice. Oh, how we will all miss her. She was such a wonderful, sweet Christian lady and always displayed a great personality. Never did I see her that she didn't smile. She always had a kind word. Her compassion was magnificent. I know that with you leaning on God, that He will be very near anddear to you now during this time in your lives. May God, Who only can, now grant you His everlasting peace, comfort and strength that will get you through the days ahead. Know that we love you, are praying for you, and are here for you. God bless.
Terry Jackson Conant and family
From: Terry Jackson Conant
You are in my thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time. May God hold you in the palm of his hand and give you strength to face the days ahead.
From: Donna L Ward
Grandmama, we love and miss you. We know you will watch over all of us. Love always, Meredith and Madison
From: Meredith and Madison Ladd
Memories of Uncle Leo and Aunt Eunice will always be with us. They are together now with God. May these memories help the family in this time of sadness.
Richard, Robert, & Sarah Tomlinson
From: Richard Tomlinson
I remember "Miss" Eunice from my childhood days at First Baptist. She was a wonderful lady, and I know you're missing her. My prayers are with you all.
From: Cindy McInnis
Susie and I are very sorry to hear of Mrs. Mathis passing. We will keep Anita and her family in our prayers and hope that soon the many good memories Mrs. Mathis leaves with everyone will bring a smile to your faces as your grief subsides.
Bob and Susie Ladd
From: Bob and Susie Ladd
Our thoughts are with all of you during this difficult time. Our parents, Donald and Nita Smith, were so very fond of Uncle Leo and Aunt Eunice.
Don and Maggie Smith
Clay and Karen Smith Owens
Rick and Cynthia Smith Mappus
From: Cynthia Smith Mappus
I am so sorry about the death of Mrs. Eunice. Another of our saints has gone on to be with our Lord. I am so glad I had the opportunity to know her and feel that my life has been enriched by having her as a friend. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Katherine McClam
From: Katherine Jackson McClam
We are so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Mathis was certainly one of the sweetest women I have ever known in my life. I enjoyed many years of visiting with her at FBC. She will be missed dearly by each of you as well as those that had the good fortune of knowing her.
Benji and Cheri Haney
From: Benji & Cheri Haney
We are so sorry about the death of Aunt Eunice. She loved life and made everyone around her happy. Our thought & prayers are with you at this time.
Love, Persi Ann & family
From: Persis Ann (Mathis) Keesee
Grandmama, I will ALWAYS and FOREVER love you! I already miss you, but I know you will always be with me and above me!
On behalf of the Staff and Nurses at LifeCare Hospice of SC, we extend our deepest condolenses to your family during the loss of your loved one. It is our deepest thoughts and prayers that God will wrap His arms of love around you and give you the comfort and peace that you need to face the difficult days that are ahead of you, Always reflect back on the memories that you cherish with her, they will last a life time. Any time you need us here at LifeCare Hospice, we are just a phone call away. Sincerely, Kevin, Debra, Laura, Brad, Grady, and all staff and Nurses of LifeCare Hospice of SC
From: Grady O'Neal, Bereavement Care, LifeCare Hospice of SC
To Ms Eunice family: I am very sad to learn of Ms Eunice' passing. My condolences go out to all the family. May God bless each of you and give you peace as you make this journey. She was loved by so many and such a wonderful lady.
From: Evelyne Haley Ball
I miss you more and more each day. I never realized at your passing that you were actually gone. You were one of the most influential beings in my life. You are a treasure to our family. I know you're looking down on us and making sure we are safe! Love you with all my heart