Sept. 18, 1929-July 10, 2018

Margaret Lancaster Matthews, 88, Goldsboro, went home to the Lord Tuesday.

Graveside service will be held Sunday 3 p.m. at Maplewood Cemetery, Wilson, with the family receiving friends immediately following the service. The Rev. Kelvin Gurley will officiate.

Margaret was a member of Daniels Chapel Free Will Baptist Church for more than 65 years, and a member of Order of Eastern Star.

Margaret is survived by her sons, Kent Matthews of Goldsboro and Allan Matthews of Wilmington; granddaughter, Hannah M. Chitwood and husband, Ryan of Wilmington; great-grandchild, Lilly Chitwood of Wilmington; her brother, Michael Lancaster of Wilson; numerous nieces and nephews; and Connie Kirby Hare, her niece and caregiver, of Goldsboro.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James B. Matthews, and parents, Reb and Lillie Lancaster.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in Margaret's memory to Middlesex Baptist Children's Home, P.O. Box 249, Middlesex, N.C., 27557.

Condolences may be directed to Joyner's Funeral Home at