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Sheila Allen Mattison

Sheila Allen Mattison, 79, passed from this life into the arms of her merciful savior, Jesus Christ, receiving blessed rest, everlasting peace and eternal life. February 23, 2018.
Sheila was born in Gastonia NC July, 8, 1938 to the late Cornell Allen and Mae Dixon Allen. Also preceded in death, sister Dorothy Smith (Horace) Newport News VA.
Left to cherish the memories of the” love of his life” John Edward Mattison Jr Yorktown VA devoted husband of 48 years, The love John and Sheila shared will never die, it lives within the heart until they meet again.
Survived by her loving sister and lifelong friend Lena Curtis. The memories they shared as children and their friendship will be cherished forever.
She will be missed by her children Allen Turner (Carol) Lanexa, VA and Renee Spruill (Danny) Seaford, VA. Left with loving memories of her active participation in their lives teaching vacation bible school, and Sunday school at Parkview Baptist., PTA president, room mother, Mothers Club Officer. And much more. Our walks in the parks, mountain vacations, trips to the beach and the “turtle hunts“ left her children a love of nature and the tender remembrances of a wonderful mother.
“Best Nana Ever” to her grandchildren Craig Smith, Stephens City VA, Lindsay Myers Carroll (Brad) Newport News VA, and Justin Turner (Shannon) Lanexa VA. The many holiday feasts, birthday parties and front porch memories made in “Nana Ville” will be forever dear.
One of Sheila s greatest desire was to see her grandchildren have children. Great grandchildren Hailey, Cassidy, Cailyn and Lincoln Smith. Harper and Wyatt Carroll. Faith, Austin and Jackson Turner brought delight to her life with the biggest smiles and joyful days.
Sheila graduated from Riverside School of Nursing as LPN in 1972 . Friendships made and the lives she touched at Riverside were a special part of her life. She continued her education to become a Respiratory Therapist. Sheila retired after 30 years at Riverside Hospital as Respiratory Department Coordinator and Instructor.
Sheila led a quiet life preferring to spend time with family, reading and listening to gospel music. The family will honor her life and faith with a private service at the chapel of Amory Funeral Home.
The family would like to thank all for the prayers and thoughts of comfort. A special Thank you to VHS Yorktown for laughter shared on good days and comfort given all days.

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