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May 20, 2022

Jill D. Mathews

Jill D. Mathews

On Wednesday, May 5, 2021, Jill D. Mathews, 56, went to meet her heavenly father.

Jill was born July 18, 1964, in Iredell County, the daughter of the late Willie D. Mathews and Barbara “Bobbie” Barnes Mathews.
Even though she was born with many challenges, she enjoyed living life to the fullest. She never met a stranger and was a lifelong member of Liledoun Baptist Church. She loved children. She babysat for many of her lifetime friends, neighbors, nieces, and nephews.

She was a die-hard race fan. She loved NASCAR and local short-track racing. Among her favorites are our very own hometown Harry Gant, Dale Earnhardt, Dale Jr., Johnny Chapman, Mitch Walker, and Annabeth Barnes. Jill’s hobbies included being an avid Duke Basketball fan, Atlanta Braves and Miami Dolphins fan, and she loved shopping.

Those left to cherish and honor her memory include her sisters, Julie Price (Chuck) of Taylorsville, and Jeannie Smith of Taylorsville; her nieces and nephews, Tyler Price, Brianna Sweet, Justin Smith, and Mallory Smith; her great-nephews, Brody Price and Maddox Price; her very special friend, Bradley Bowman; her furry friend, Karo; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

The funeral service will be held at 5 p.m., Friday, May 7, 2021, at Liledoun Baptist Church. Rev. Jason Payne, Rev. Josh Byrd, and Rev. James Bumgarner will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3:30 until 5 p.m. prior to the service. The body will lie in state from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., Friday, Mary 7, 2021, at Adams Funeral Home.

Please follow all Covid-19 guidelines for all services.

Memorials may be made to Alexander County Hospice, 50 Lucy Echerd Lane, Taylorsville, NC 28681.

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Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services is serving the family of Jill D. Mathews.


  1. Michael adams on May 9, 2021 at 8:36 am

    Jill was so sweet…we were at achs together …every time I spoke with her,or even in later years,,she was the sweetest…..the LORD will hold you in this time….to be absent from this body,,is to be present with the LORD…please accept my condolences…..michael

  2. Melinda Robinson on May 15, 2021 at 10:22 am

    What a blessing she was to this world no matter what she went through she’d come to church as soon as she was able smiling and thank GOD for her blessing she was one of a kind she never acted like she had problems just alway smiling we need more people in this world like her she was a blessing to this world

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