Lue Vancy Matthis Kimpson
Sep 20, 2012
Lue Vancy Matthis Kimpson
Sept. 20, 2012
Lue Vancy Matthis Kimpson, 97, departed this life on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012.
She was born on May 24, 1915, to the late Hubert and Janie Matthis in Griffin, Ga. She didn\'t have the opportunity to obtain much formal education, but she was very intelligent. She was not one to ever give up or let obstacles get in her way.
She purchased land in Calhoun, which she and her mother worked and built a house on. Even though her formal education was limited, she made sure all her children were educated.
She met and was joined in holy matrimony to Albert Kimpson, and to the union they were blessed with 12 children. She truly believed that these children were a gift from God. She was a kind, loving mother who cooked good meals, kept a clean house and loved her husband. She loved fishing and would often be seen at a fishing hole, fulfilling her favorite pastime.
She was grounded in her belief in God at an early age and served faithfully in many roles in her church - Mount Lebanon Baptist Church in Calhoun - for more than 70 years, where she was the oldest mother on the mother board, served as president of missions, worked in the Sunday school, attended Bible study regularly, and was honored by many as the oldest member of the church. She was always ready to help a person in need by providing them with food, shelter and a kind word. She lived her Christian beliefs daily in the way she treated her fellow man.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert; four children, Elbert Leonard, Albert Jr., Janie and Janice; and her parents, Hubert and Janie Matthis.
She leaves to cherish her memory Danetta Wilson of Chattanooga, Mary and Jerome Johnson of North Attleboro, Mass., Willie Jones, Helen and Freeman McCroskey of Atlanta, Ga., Linda Johnson, Joe Kimpson, Ben and Janette Kimpson, all of Calhoun, and Ruby Rogers of Las Vegas, Nev.; and her inherited son and his wife, Lou and Elsie Barnett of Cleveland. She leaves a legacy of 32 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren; a special niece, Olivia Dubose; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
A special thank you to Shyrell and Kenny Johnson and Kim Harper.
Homegoing services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, located at East and Inman streets in Cleveland with the Rev. George Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service at the church. Visitation by friends will begin after noon Friday at M.D. Dotson & Sons Funeral Home.
Words of comfort may be submitted at www.mddotsonandsons.com
M.D. Dotson & Sons Funeral Home of Cleveland is in charge of arrangements.