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The Life of Shirley Elizabeth Matthews In The Beginning Shirley Elizabeth Matthews was born December 23, 1934, in Baltimore, Maryland to the late William and Hazel Murray. She was raised in Ferndale, Maryland and attended Bates High School. Shirley’s Journey She married the late Preston G. Matthews in 1952 and from this union five children were born. Shirley enjoyed attending church at Calvert County Baptist Church, where she was an Usher and participated when she could with monthly Food Drive. She also loved shopping, fashion and crafts were one of her favorite hobbies. She also enjoyed volunteering at the Calvert Pines Senior Center where she made floral arrangements and was on the Board of Directors, serving as Secretary. Shirley was employed by Westinghouse until her retirement in 1995. One of Shirley’s greatest gifts was her compassion for others. She touched lives everywhere she went, whether it was lending an ear or offering assistance when she recognized someone was in need. She often inspired and motivated others. Simply put, she always exhibited LOVE! Shirley’s Transition On Friday, January 18, 2013, Shirley took her talents, gifts, compassion and went home to glory. Shirley was preceded in death by her late husband, Preston Gaither Matthews and her son, Preston Alonzo Matthews. She is survived by her loving daughters: Pamela S. Cole, Donna C. Owens (Larry), Terry L. Scott (Keith), and Lisa Y. Walker, eight grandchildren; Darren D. Lambert, Stacey Matthews, Omar J. Scott, Travis A. Matthews, Brandon P. Matthews, Allegra T. Scott, Aunye’ B. Boone, Remington D. Walker and six great-grandchildren; Devin D. Lambert, Treyvon Matthews, Alante’ Matthews, Karisma A. Lambert, Daejah Matthews, David Matthews; one brother, Elmer “Teddy” Murray; two sisters-in-law, Mabel Lake Murray and Mabel Matthews, two brothers-in-law, James and Roger Matthews; one uncle, Donald Peterson; one aunt, Margaret Murray; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.