Skip Navigation Links
Front Page
About GNSExpand About GNS
CommunitiesExpand Communities
EducationExpand Education
Links Directory
Medicine & Science
Opinion/ForumExpand Opinion/Forum
Public Safety

Jim Guidry Commentaries Hurricane Ike Remembered
In Remembrance
Lorenza Mavis- Matthews
E. R. Johnson Family Mortuary

Lorenza Mavis- MatthewsMrs. Lorenza Mavis- Matthews, 84, received her reward of eternal rest on Wednesday October 23, 2008, at her residence.

She was born on January 11, 1924, to Alanzo, Sr. and Carrie Davis- Mavis in Galveston. And to that union, along with herself were born, Rita Mavis- Harris, Alanzo Mavis, Jr., John Oscar Mavis (all whom preceded her in death). She was also preceded in death by step sister: Nadine Logan; step brother: Larnell Mitchell, Sr.; step mother: Annie Mavis (Curtis Matthews); devoted cousin: Myrtle Lee Rhone.
Lorenza attended East District Elementary School and Central High School in Galveston.  She also graduated from Tyler Barber College in Tyler, TX.  She was a honorable self- employed barber for over 50 years.

She accepted Christ at an early age and was a life long member of  the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church.  She was a faithful member of the senior choir and kitchen ministry.

She was a loving sister, mother, grandmother, and friend.  “Mama Lo” as she was affectionately called was a special “Momma” to all she met.

Those left to cherish memories are  her daughters: Rita Semont and Loraine Banks- Williams; granddaughters: Kari Banks and Michele Semont; step brother: Reginald Pope; step sister: Viola Burroughs; special friends: Mary Francis West, Juanita Mack, Rose Matthews, and Andrew Morgan: and a host of  other relatives and friends.

Viewing will begin at 1:00 PM, on Saturday, October 25, 2008, followed by a service to celebrating her life at 2:00 PM, at the Avenue L Baptist Church, with her pastor, Rev. A. W. Colbert officiating. Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery.

Remembering Jim Guidry Advertisement Robert Mihovil Photography

Guidry News Service is headquartered in Midtown Houston.
at 4001 Fannin Street, Suite 4109, Houston, TX. 77004-4077
(409) 763 NEWS(6397)
© 1996, Guidry News Service. Duplication of any part of this website in any manner is prohibited.