Toni L. Matthews
Funeral Date: 11/5/2010

Obituary:
Toni L. Matthews, age 57, of Little Rock, Ar. died Tuesday November 2, at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. Born January 3, 1953 in Warren, AR. she was a graduate of Pine Bluff High School Class of 1972 and a graduate of Hendrix College Class of 1976 with an education degree. She was a former teacher of the Arkansas City Public School System, a 37 year employee of Southwestern Bell and A.T. & T., member Lakeside United Methodist Church in Pine Bluff, AR. and preceded in death by her father Kenneth Matthews. Toni enjoyed ballroom dancing for many years, was an avid reader and loved a good movie. She was a very generous and loving person, a devout daughter, sister, aunt and a good friend to many. Survivors are her mother Barbara Johnson Matthews, Little Rock, AR. 1 brother Cliff Matthews and spouse Liz, Pine Bluff, AR., 1 nephew Casey Matthews Little Rock, AR. 1 uncle Wayne Matthews and spouse Claire, Hot Springs, AR. Graveside services were 10:30 a.m. Friday November 5, Oakland Cemetery with Rev. Pam Estes officiating. Arrangements were by Frazerís Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Wayne Matthews, Casey Matthews, James Turner Matthews, Jack Woods, Fred Matthews, Gary Barringer and Roy Whitaker. Memorials preferred the Pulaski County Humane Society or the Humane Society of your choice.

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Name: Julie Dobbins
Message: With sincere sympathy-

Name: Charline Daniel
Message: Thinking of you

Name: Jeanine Hendrix
Message: I have worked with Toni for many years here at AT&T (formerly Southwestern Bell) and just wanted to let you know how much we are going to miss her. She was a wonderful person with a kind heart. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers during this time of loss for you and your family.

Name: Debbie Margrave Dority
Message: I was fortunate to work with Toni often during our time with SWBT/SBC/AT&T - I will really miss her asking me "are we having a good time yet?" Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Name: Dianne Mckinney
Message: To the Family With sincere sympathy

Name: Janie Dew
Message: My prayers are with the Matthews family during this time of great sorrow. Toni will missed by her AT&T family also. May God bless you and give you peace.

Name: Ken Turner
Message: Cliff: I am so sorry to learn of Toni's death. I guess she & Ann are roommates again. Peace, friend.

Name: Barbara "Bobbie" Dickson
Message: My prayers are with all of you at this time. Toni will be missed by her co-workers.

Name: Linda Sontchi
Message: Toni will be missed here at ATT. She was a good friend and co worker

Name: Gloria Honea
Message: My heart is broken by the loss of my friend and longtime client. My prayers are for all of the family. My God bestow some peace with you.

Name: Tonia Grant
Message: My prayers are with the family. May God Bless you all.

Name: Edward Hylton
Message: Toni was great, I'm going to miss her. Anytime I called in she was always happy to hear from me and my day would be brighter, it was really sad taking her off of my speedial today. The world is a little sadder with her passing...GOD SPEED TONI GOD SPEED

Name: Sue McWilliams
Message: I am so sorry for your loss. I was Toni's first roommate at Hendrix. She, Ann, Nancy and myself were best friends the next year and my heart breaks that she is gone. We ate a lot of good food together and always put our diets off a day to do so. We played a lot of tennis until I just gave up ever being able to master the game. I will treasure those memories.

Name: Sammye Owen
Message: Barbara, please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family.

Name: Jana Jones
Message: I'm saddened by the loss of Toni. I remember her as a very lovable person, and enjoyed seeing her at reunions. I pray for peace and comfort for her family and friends. --Love,Jana and Family

Name: Jimmy Reep
Message: So sorry for your loss. I pray that God will keep you and give you the peace tnat only he can give. Jimmy

Name: Bruce Bailey
Message: Toni and I worked together at SBC for several years. She was always fun to work with and interesting to talk to. I will miss my friend. My prayers go to out her family, she loved you all very much.

Name: Sammie Grace
Message: I was so sorry to hear of Toni's passing. I worked with Toni at AT&T and found her to be a very kind and friendly individual who enjoyed talking and laughing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless.

Name: Dedra (Dee) Thornton
Message: Toni has been my client at JCPenney Salon since Gloria retired. I have truly enjoyed her. She was always so sweet and kind. Such simple person, never wanted much. I would even ask her, "You wanna go straight today." To the family...Toni loved you all so much. She talked very highly of you all. I know that you all will miss her as will I, but please believe she is at peace and resting! Much love, Dee

Name: Dave Barnes
Message: Toni was a wonderful, kind and loving person. She was also a beautiful dancer. I was fortunate to be her dance partner and teacher for some years. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Name: Stephen Herbert
Message: My condolences on your loss, I will keep your family in my prayers.

Name: Buck Rodgers
Message: Toni was one of the first people I met when I started work at Southwestern Bell. She was friendly and kind to all and will be missed. My prayers go out to her family.

Name: Karen Mothershed
Message: In prayer for you and your family.

Name: Mike & Shannon Meroney
Message: Wayne and family, know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Name: Paige Benton
Message:

Name: Paige Benton
Message: I met Toni when I came to work at what was then, Southwestern Bell. I was new to the office world and Toni was always willing to help me with any issues that a new employee might have. Whether needing a pencil or a correction to make sure the pay check was right, Toni was there. Always had a smile and a was full of laughter. My prayers for your family.

Name: Mark Matthews
Message: Sorry that I was unable to be there. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless

Name: Pam (Robinson) Mancilla
Message: Barbara Jean - I'm stunned over this tragic news. My heart aches for you and Cliff. Toni came alive when she was dancing, and I will always remember her this way. I think of you often, and pray God's comfort for you during this time of sorrow. Much love, Pam

Name: Nancy Smith
Message: I am so sorry for the loss of a very sweet and thoughtful woman. I will miss her. May God be with you and the family. Nancy

Name: Rebecca Jones Kauffman
Message: Barbara, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I felt I got to know Toni, though I only met her a few happy times at holiday parties,through all the delightful stories you shared with me at work about Toni and what a wonderful, loving person she truly was.I am so sorry for your loss.May your rich memories bring comfort to you and your family. Rebecca Kauffman

Name: Donald Kelley
Message: Sherry and I are just shocked to hear about Toni.I Will always remember the cookies at dress-rehersals. Toni will greatly be missed our prayers are with her family.

Name: David and Christine Meroney
Message: Barbara, Cliff, and the whole family, we are saddened by the loss of Toni. You are in our thoughts.

Name: Elaine Lienhart
Message: Mrs. Matthews - I am still in disbelief that I will not see Toni in the hall during lunch (that's usually when I ran into her). I have such fond memories of our ballroom dance days! We shared the love of books and travel. I still come across matches she picked up for me at the various places she visited! I will miss her smiling face. May God wrap his loving arms around you and give you comfort.

Name: John Dow McClurkin
Message: Sorry for the loss, Linda Sontchi and I will be sure and raise a bottle to her and hope to name a race horse after her if we can start winning and the money holds up. John D McClurkin